I was hoping to grab a cheap pc on the last wootoff, but no success. I have a cheap laptop that works just fine, but I want to have something in my room to store all of my music, and not have my laptop hd maxed out with music/video. Next year I plan to build a full on workstation type computer for 3DS Max, Maya, CAD, etc. since I will be needing it then. Right now I basically need web browsing, word processing, storage, that sort of stuff. I found a refurb HP on frys.com for 350 and was considering it, but decided to see what it would cost to build the same thing on newegg, and this si what I came up with. Itsa a little more expensive, but its also all new and the parts have warranties, so it's ok. btw heres the frys.com comp I ws looking at.