Hey all! I'm in a conundrum. My handy upgraded-to-death PC has finally met it's demise, due to a very stupid hot-swap error on my part. I've been collecting gift cards for Best Buy from various point-earning programs and I've got about $400 worth. (I can spend more than that, just don't want it to go to waste). Rather than build another PC I want to go ahead and use this money at Best Buy to get a new CPU... I want to ensure that it's upgradeable, doesn't have all built-in or proprietary components, has a case big enough to fit my hand in, etc. I have monitors, mice, keyboards, etc. Don't need a "media" style PC. Don't need terabytes of space. Just need something to do some movie and audio editing, website work, occasional gaming, downloading tv shows, maintaining the family iPods, etc... I don't want it to be a wuss. I don't need bells and whistles. I have enough of those laying around from other pre-made pcs.
Unfortunately I haven't really stayed on top of things since the 90s when I managed a small network of 286s and 386's. I feel dumb, but I don't know the latest on processors and such. If anyone would take a bit of time to peruse BB's collection of towers and give your opinion, I would very much appreciate it. :cool: