acsguitar wrote:Compaq is crap agreed.
If you definitly don't wanna build your PC I'd go with a dell I guess.
Just don't let a salesman convince you which one you need..
Tell me what you wanna do with it and I'll convince ya
Basically in a year or 2 I am thinking of building my own desktop. My current motherboard will only handle the processor I have it in now (it's maxed). It's a Athlon xp 3200+. When the 64 bit process applications pretty much take over, I would like to move to the 64 bit processing world and I basically would need a new motherboard as well and I figured a new computer would cost 500-600 bucks and I would rather spend around that and build my own computer.
Right now I have a stock pre-built eMachines that I have zero issues with (had an eMachines before this and loved it so I am loyal). I was wondering if the tower could be used for my new project to save about $100. I also have a DVD burner that I assume I could put into a new tower, but these are relatively cheap and I might want to get a faster burner, maybe even one that is lightscribe.
Another thing I was wondering about is my backup CD with Windows XP on it. Could I run that on my new system to get Windows on it or will it not match with the hardware or something when I go to run a restore? This might not even be worth it because I will probably be using Vista since I am moving towards 64bit world.