I really don't know where to put this so I'll just post it in the 'General' section... [rant] I'm getting so tired of this... Day after day I need to work with my old PC that constantly crashes and freezes. Components: P4 @ 2Ghz, a Geforce2MX 400, 512 megs of RAM, 10Gb HD (can you imagine?) and some no brand mobo. What I (want) do with my system: Playing games, making music with FL(nothing special), writing short stories(again: nothing special), etc. But it all doesn't work like it should: FL constantly crackles, and in text documents the text I just typed appears >3 seconds later. It's not like I have lots of processes running (I run Firefox with f-ing Game Booster on!), I have a clean install of xp with just all the bare necessities. Games... I will not start about that. (I can't play Minecraft...) I know what you're thinking: "just buy a new computer then, even a brick can do more complicated tasks these days!" but it isn't that simple. I really want to buy and build a brand-new, shiny PC myself, but my dad won't allow it. (I don't want to sound like a crybaby who doesn't get his toy or something, but this is how it is.) Every time I bring up the subject he starts a rant that goes somewhat like this: "I've been working with a PC like yours for over 9 years, and it still does it fine! You shouldn't buy a new system, you will only play stupid games on it. And I really know games are stupid: I've played C&C for years, but then I suddenly realized I gained nothing from it and I lost hours and days for nothing... You shouldn't be playing on your pc, you should be studying instead! (My grades aren't that bad but apparently I'm "intellectually gifted" and my dad expects higher scores then what I have now...) etc. etc. etc... TL;DR: Why do I post this? Well, I'm asking you to help me find some good arguments for getting a new computer so I can convince my dad. Also if you have a suggestion for some good games that can run on this pc, please let me know. (I've already searched, found, bought and played lots of old games, but you can probably come up with some good games I haven't played yet) Please help... I really want to play Bioshock... [/rant] Sorry if my English isn't all that good... (Imma freaky belgian!) EDIT: Apparently it isn't very clear in my post that I already have the money, but my dad won't allow me to buy it. I hope to have hereby solved the confusion.