Originally Posted by borat_sagdiyev
are you buying a prebuilt or building a computer?
As fun as it would be to build my own, I was going to go with a pre-built. I don't relish the idea of figuring everything out when I've never done it before. I can do basic hardware things, installing drives, ram, etc, but not dealing with the motherboard, figuring out every little detail, and taking the time to make sure it's all okay.
I've actually found an HP system with a 7500 series nvidia card and 22" monitor for about $1200. Has 3 gb or ram and 500 mb hdd at Sam's Club. I'm sure it may suffer from not having top notch hardware, but I got my last one from there and it seems to be running great even after 2 years.