Registered: Aug 2010
05-28-12 12:08 PM
+1 to random capital's suggestion re dell. however re your point of "not opening the side cover" - i strongly suggest you open it at least once a year to clean it out. unless you're buying a liquid cooled cpu (and i guarantee you if you're spending $500 or less you are not) - you will need to clean out the inside of the computer. if you don't it will collect massive amounts of dust and overheat.
all you need is a couple cans of compressed air and about 15 mins once a year and you're done. if you take care of your cpu, it'll take care of you.
if you think i'm making this up about dust in computers, go to youtube and type in "dust computers" and just see how disgusting and dangerous it is to not clean your computer for years. trust me, the last thing you want is to be in a trade and suddenly the screen goes blank b/c you're motherboard melted.