Alright, I need some feedback as detailed as possible because I am in a sort of limbo right now. I have never built a pc before.Granted I don't post much, heck I'm not of much aid either but my questions are Should I build a PC or Should I buy one already built? Are all processors(dual,quad,i5,i3,i7) the same, regardless of the brand? The same said question I ask of the motherboards. DDR2 or DDR3? Oh and I am only interested in the tower If I decide to buy one. My old PC Specs are Compaq Presario SR1610NX Mobo: MSI-Amenthyst MS 7184 CPU: AMD Sempron 3200 1.80 GHz GPU: Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT PSU: Apevia 500W <-- recently purchased. 1.25 Gb Ram OS: Windows Vista 32bit Home Basic 500$ budget if I choose to build one(very unlikely but possible). Now I have seen the techspot buying guide. I do not know what is stopping me from doing a build. It can be that I am too lazy to put everything together if i go for a build. Then again, it sounds so much simpler to just buy one, and yes I do want Windows 7. I have a link to a PC of interest. http://www.frys.com/product/6133279?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG I'm not a casual pc gamer, but i will game once in a while. I'm looking for great performance, can this pc that the link shows give me that and some gaming? and in the future can it be upgradeable? I welcome the Pros and Cons of both options from you guys, give me all you got.