So I've had the same dumb HP desktop since late 2007. It's been a fucking workhorse but its age is finally showing, and I've been out of the PC market for so long none of the names of the processors or graphics cards mean shit to me. I'm looking for a cheap (maybe 500 tops) desktop PC. Mainly for internet, word processing, and movie watching, but also some photoshop, and light audio and video editing (stuff I already do on this old computer, just with some shorter load times, so again - I don't need anything crazy). A decent video card just so I can watch 1080p video with an HDMI output. That kind of shit. If it has regular PCI slots then I don't even need a sound card because I already have a decent M-Audio one I could pop right in there. Any good deals around? Any firms I should stay away from or stick to? I was pretty pleased with my HP. Like I said, fucker is still running after more than 4 years of being lugged around and basically being on all the time. EDIT: Or am I being too optimistic? Would I need to spend more on this? My HP cost me a grand in like October of 2007, and it was hardly top of the line. Good but not great for the time.