Go to sitex this thu, & check out those Branded PC.
If u still prefer DIYing, then better get a friend who is knowledgeable abt computer to shop with u.
Pros & Cons abt DIY were stated in above posts.
In ur case, it is more Cons. But it is satisfying to troubleshoot & learn from the process. But much time will be wasted.
My 1st DIY pc was setup by my friend. I knew nuts abt pc at that time too.
Whenever there's a problem, I would call him & troubleshoot over the phone. after some time, I felt bad to keep calling him, hence, I started surfing net & post questions online(which I still do). Read magazines/books do helps.Hey, U need to start somewhere rite?