Thanks for the info,
I stalled around on the purchase, you guys initially scared me. The deal is still on the table from Dell though. I am worried about the analog monitor.
If I can accept I don’t need a digital monitor, I am going to get the lowest video card possible from dell, the 128 mb NVIDIA GeForce and replace it with the 8800gt or better the next good sale I see.
My M.O. is I buy a computer and use it for 5 to 7 years. This computer will replace is a 7 year old a dinosaur 1.6 ghz, p4, 512 mb ram 32 mb video card. I have not been able to play a video game with this computer for at least 4 years.
I will use my new computer to photoshop, edit some home videos, I want to be able to play the vista halo game and some of the current vidoe games at close to the highest video settings.
so is a digital monitor a must have?