Just a quick note--I should have said this last night, but since a lot of folks in the comments seem to be struggling with old computers, the Dell sale continues through Wednesday. I think it's 10% off desktops and 10-15% off notebooks. Unfortunately, free shipping ended yesterday--I just randomly decided to go window-shop for my new computer, saw the free shipping offer, and realized I needed to get my ass in gear and order mine that night. I picked out everything I wanted online and then called the 1-800 number and double-checked everything with the guy, who recommended that I upgrade a few things but also said I should drop others, once we'd discussed what I was actually going to use it for. So they're nice, and they're helpful.