Originally Posted by Doggcow
I -need- a computer either way. I'm on a 7 year old laptop that barely works. I only use it at home so I may as well get a better one. I also plan on snagging Colonial Marines. Like I said, it's a start.
Yeah, I was just being a dick and further derailing your thread.
As to what pertains to your thread, I think prices have dropped so far that it's worth it to just do a bit of research and get a generation or two old hardware and throw it together. Nothing is too expensive these days so you'll get good value for your money as long as you're not buying newest generation stuff. You don't really have to hunt very hard to get solid deals.