I was needing some advice on buying a new desktop computer. i'm a comp sci major and I was wondering exactly how much power i should look for in computer since ill be going into this major. I'm currently specializing in programming which isn't really processor intensive but i don't want to buy something that is really underpowered if something comes up down the line school wise that requires a fast pc. I got a budget up to $500, doesn't sound like much but this isn't meant to be a gaming rig or anything. I just want it to a computer for me to do my programming work on and to watch some netflix and stuff on it. I'd also like to be able to open it up and upgrade parts when it comes time, so a mid size case is probably the way to go. Sorry to put you guys through this, I know it gets old searching for computers for people all the time. I would do it myself, but i've looked through a ton of computers lately and i can't diversify one from the next. They all look the same. thanks alot, bc.