65 months ago
I'm really new to building a PC but my laptop is on it's last legs and I've heard that building a PC gets you a better bang for your buck and better options for upgrades in the future.
What I do normally with my laptop:
Download music and movies Play minor games (usually older ones on emulators) General internet use: Skype/forums
I'm not some hardcore gamer so I don't really need something that will play games on ultra high settings but I wouldn't mind being able to buy a newer game and play it.
I think with the way I'm getting into the emulators I'm going to want a video card but that's about all I know.
Budget will be around 500$.
I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and have a copy of Windows 7.