I have just recently begun to dive into the money pit that is steam. After listening to bombcast after bombcast and the many accolades from vinny, I started looking into it and I have purchased roughly 30 games, only about 10 of which are actually playable on my work laptop. When it comes down to it, the value is ridiculous So this brings me to my problem. I don't know how to build a pc, but I'm willing to try, or just buy a desktop pc that can play a good range of current pc games that won't break my budget. I want to stay around $500 price range but i am realistic and will spend a little more if it means securing much better performance and a longer lifetime. I know this is common question and one of the most subjective ones I could ask, but i'm looking for a place to start or at least some leads. Thank you for any help in advance.