I hope this is in the right place, and permitted. Seriously though. I use an Acer Mini my brother hooked me up with for cheap about a year ago...Hey Startopia works on it! hah but thats about as good as it gets. I recently dropped most of my savings into my CPT Personal Trainer certification instead of a PC because I am trying to move forward with life, every one tells me I can build a decent gaming rig that can run anything(although obviously not at amazing speeds or with the best visuals) for about 600 bucks. Well, no one ever tells me what I need to do so... I am tech savvy, as I am 23 and grew up a gamer but now I am much less a gamer and more into physiology, sports medicine, and the human body. Going to be a N.A.S.M. Personal trainer in about 3 months. This means, I lost computer smarts Seeing Civ V coming out soon as well as the new Star Wars MMORPG renewed the geek in me and I need some help lol. I can work around and get about 600 I think, thing is I really need to know what to get that will be best quality for my $$. Even if I could get some kinda list, and pick something up every couple weeks maybe. I just need a gaming rig again its been ages! Just installed Linux on my dads laptop and man that kinda got me back into computers as playing around with it really showed me that windows sucks So the current plan is to build a Desktop PC and dual boot it with Linux Mint and Windows 7. All help really is appreciated.