I recently advised one of my friends on what PC to buy. My friend had not had a PC before and knows nothing about them. I advised him to have one built rather than go into a shop such as Dixons PC World etc because it would be cheaper and the components would be better. My friend wanted to pay monthly rather than all in one go as he and his mrs have just had a baby. I chose this PC for them and wanted your opinions on it because one of his friends feels he should have bought a Celeron which runs just as fast as a P4 and is a lot cheaper. I told him to avoid Celerons as they wont be as reliable and the cpu wont last as long and if he could he should go fo AMD as they give better value for money. I went into Comet and PC World and as they only had Intel in store I opted for this spec machine for £820 is this a good deal or has he paid over the odds? P4 3GHZ 512Mb Ram 128Mb ATI Radeon 9200 NEC DVD RW 2510A +,- 160GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 17" TFT No TV Tuner Has TV Output No remote Media Card Slots 6 in 1 Keyboard and mouse wired, no optical mouse Firewire yes USB 4x Ethernet yes Modem 56k Windows XP Home MS Works 7.0 Nero 6.0 I advised him not to go for package deal or a PC with a lot of software because it will mean the components wont be as good and I will advise him when he gets connected to the Internet to install SP2 along with AVG anti virus and use Windows firewall. It is a shame the PC did not come with a 9600 Radeon Pro and he did not get a standard dvd drive or cd drive along with the dvd re-writer but he can still back up cds with one drive by copying files to the hard drive and then copying to cd and the graphics will be ok untill at least xmas by which time I wil have bought a new one and he can have mine.