EBay? I don't suggest buying something like a PC from there, you don't know much about the seller and a litany of problems can occur. If you build the PC yourself, or know someone who will do it for you, you can get a fully loaded PC for about $2000 less, but since you're a complete newbie, you might not feel comfortable doing that. That said, for your price range, you might want to consider going to a boutique builder and having them build the PC for you. Boutiques are more expensive, but they have very good service (usually) and offer premium high performance PC's with quality components.
Suggested BoutiquesPuget Systems
- They make excellent systems, but they are in Washington state making shipping expensive if you live on the east coast.Maingear
- My last PC purchase was from them, their PC's are expensive but you get what you paid for. They are located in New Jersey making them a better choice than Puget if you live on the east coast.Velocity Micro
- A boutique builder with affordable prices, their quality has slipped slightly but they are still better than the major manufacturers like Dell and HP.