A friend gave me a HP Media Center PC (Althon 64 X2 6000+) that was a week out of warranty, and every shop in town couldn't fix. I thought of getting a MB/CPU combo special for around $150, and I would have a nice computer.
Here's where the problem comes in. I spent to much time looking at all the different ones I could get, now I'm overloaded with it. Plus I had mission creep.
I start out with a nice combo, then for a little more I can get a better one, then that one had bad reviews, then another one was a little better but had DDR3 (this one has DDR2), so now I have to buy MB/CPU and RAM. Then the price went up, then I see a nice combo with HDMI, then I realized I am almost at the price I can get a whole computer with Win 7.
I thought I would use this forum to help calm down and get a more focused look and suggestions at an upgrade.