My desktop shit the bed some months ago, and I've decided to give up on it. I am not throwing away good money to try and get a somewhat outdated machine back up and running. Plus, I'm sick of being tethered in one place. I've all but narrowed it down to an HP ENVY 17, most likely the 3D model just for the hell of it. I can get good pricing from Costco or my corporate discount from HP. Depending on the exact configuration, one beats the other by a few dollars. I've also looked at the fine Asus and MSI models at Newegg and whatnot. As much as I've always disliked Dell, I might see what I can get from them. But, unless some stellar deal on something else comes to light in the next week or so, it'll be the HP.