how much ram is generally considered enough?
what processor speed would be considered decent?
Basically what specs for a computer would be considered okay to use for a gaming machine for at least a few years?
I'm looking into getting myself a desktop since my laptop is a bit older and might be considered outdated(toshiba satellite 2415, intel pentium 2.0 ghz, 512 mb ram) I've been using it for gaming all along but recently noticed it wasn't able to run a few new games. Is it better to try and build my own computer, or find a decent build online(i've seen some nice ones on newegg.com and a few other sites) Obviously if I built my own computer I could customize the specs to exactly what I want, but I don't know how much work goes into building a computer or how hard it is.
I'm sure that there's probably a topic out there somewhere like this but I searched and didn't see one that answered my questions. If anyone would be kind enough to just give some pointers, they'll make one very happy gamer.