Originally Posted by Caspase
Thanks, now if you could please dedicate the same amount of energy to actually helping out within my budget...
If you want my real advice, I would tell you this:
You just are getting your first job payment. I know you want to upgrade your PC. But, it would be wiser to be more stewardly with your money, at least until you can ensure your job security. Never count your chickens before they hatch.
Save $1,000 to $1500 or up to 3 months rent, and have that much still in the bank and after that, you can upgrade your PC.
Even better reason to do this: It should only take you about 4 months or so to save up that much money. the next month is month 6, and now the new hardware has come out, and you can buy the same stuff you were going to buy 6 months before, for 20 to 50% less cost.
In addition, you will have built self-discipline which is invaluable.