I finally got around to building my own pc, mostly with the intent of gaming on it but also as a backup to my laptop... If something ever happened to it, I'd pretty much be stuck with a desktop having only 512mb ddr...It didn't hurt that this could replace that 360 I always intended on getting either since I already have a ps3 an wii...But here's some the specs if you're interested (am I doing this right? XD):
AMD Phenom x4 9850 2.5ghz
1 TB HD
4 GB DDR2
Radeon HD 4350
Wireless Logitech keyboard/mouse
But wow, I'm surprised at how cheap the games are..It's just...amazing...Funny enough though, my graphics card was a bit better than I thought. With 64bit XP Pro for instance, Kane and Lynch stuttered just by making a slight gesture to the left, meanwhile it runs damn near flawlessly on 64bit Windows 7 Pro on my 32in 720p television...I intend on upgrading to a Geforce GTX 460 soon but for now, this will do; apparently the radeon hypermemory feature bumps my card memory up to 2.2 gigs according to Can You Run It..0_0 Anyways though, you pc game buffs got any recommendations on some nice free/cheap games I could check out? I'm pretty much jaw agape at "up to date" games costing only a penny on Amazon while the console equivalent is >$15..