Thanks AirGuard, I have bought from newegg before and found them to be a reputable site. I also shop on Tiger Direct at times and if a dealer has a lot of feedback I will consider ebay for used stuff. Like I said I don't do any heavy gaming on a PC but I just like to put things together (and take them apart).
computers are second nature to a lot of kids today. Unlike a lot of us they grew up in a world full of them and take to messing around with em like ducks take to water.