the 'best desktop' is constantly changing once you consider sales and rebates. here's a $680 tri-core HP with 3gb ram and 640gb drive: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8773455&type=product&id=1203815923971
you'll be able to find similar systems from Gateway, Acer, and Dell.
for some reason, pc manufacturers (and retail shops) charge way to much for video cards. so its best to add the card to the pc rather than overpay for wimpy card. here's an $80 8600gt (before $30 rebate) that would cost $150 at retail: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130085
if you don't want to install the card yourself, order it before you buy your pc and let the shop install it for you (about $30).
Looking to buy a desktop under the price of 800 ( but willing to spend a little more to pump up some specs); willing to spend a little of my money after all that hard work for three months (:
I have never used a desktop before, since I've always bought laptops. Despite their portability, I find them lacking in power.
I will be dabbling in video editing so I need huge hard drives as well as a discrete (dedicated) video card. Also a bit of gaming, but not the high powered, intense kind.
I DON'T CARE WHAT BRAND THEY ARE, JUST PLEASE DON'T HAVE ME BUILD IT MYSELF, BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE A WARRANTY WITH THE COMPUTER SHOULD ANYTHING GO WRONG. I ALSO DON'T CARE WHAT TYPE OF PROCESSOR IT HAS (AMD OR INTEL ARE BOTH FINE).
I already have my monitor and peripherals picked out. Therefore the computer shouldn't include these.
I decided on a 22" Asus monitor. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...p;sku=A179-2204
Logitech G51 Speakers.
And this wireless mouse/keyboard combo for 35.
Thanks in advance