Please no Dell. I'm looking for quality and something that will last a while.
Dell is quality for $300, if you build yourself you'll have to majorly skimp on the mobo, intagrated gfx, majorly cheap case, ect. go to dell and look at there base line pc, $359 with home installed, 512mb of ram, and a Sempron 3400, thats more then what you could do with $350 if you build your self.
Exactly... would you rather your mom calls you when this cheap PC breaks? Or would you rather have her call Dell???