My budget for the new computer is:
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
Tending to have a lot of programs running at the same time
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?