^ is this dell inspiron 570 a good computer for the price?? my girlfriend is looking for the cheapest computer/performance that will be able to play alliance of valiant arms and be used for school work, and the some browsing ect, youtube ...
in general yes you can get a "better" system for less than or equal to what you would spend on components with the lower budgets. Plus you don't have to put the system together/ troubleshoot it and the pre-builts have the manufacturer's warranty which can be easier to deal with than some of the components RMA services.
And the pre-builts include the OS ($99-$140 right there)