Ya I'm pretty sure my dad isnt going to want to pay for anything more than $1300-1500 at most, No we're not going to build it ourselves, last time we had this computer built by a guy and he didnt do too good of a job. SO we're going to buy a prebuilt one.
Thanks to Jack for the information, that was pretty helpful. My dad and I tried to ask the guy at the store, but there were some language issues. But thanks again for the help
About the Operataing system. my brother who is in college got a XPS laptop and it automatically had windows vista installed on it. I used it quite a bit, and it got me kind of annoyed, maybe because im not used to it but ya, im not so sure about windows vista. My brother also told me something about how windows vista takes up a whole core of the dual core, so his 2.0 dual core is brought down to just a 2.0 normal core or whatever. Im not so sure about this, so if theres any more information about the whole core things and windows vista it would help.
About the monitor and peripherals. The monitor is an issue because we live overseas as i said in an area where there is not so much stuff to buy. So I'm not sure if we can get a monitor for a decent price here. And also if we're going to buy one online is it safe and if the price is better than at the store here. I might go back to the store this week and check the prices. but for the mean-time, is $700 a good price for a 19" monitor? We bought this monitor in 2004. The Mouse and Keyboard will probably come with a computer or we can buy them here so thats not a big issue. No dual monitors.
When we went to the store the other day and looked at computers, There was one for $700. It had 6GB RAM, 2.2 GHZ and it was and HP, I think it had 750 GB hard drive. And then another one was only $350 but 2GB and 2.7GHZ. We tried to ask the guy there why the differece in price was, but again there was a language issue :( These are the pc s without monitors.