I'm glad I didn't rush into buying anything and did my homework.
I ran across a deal... yup, on the Dell I was originally looking at, but a better deal overall:
Vostro 200 Mini Tower
Special Offer - $240.00
Vostro 200 Intel Pentium® Dual-Core E2140 1.60GHz, 1MB L2 Cache
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz - 2DIMMs
Dell 20 inch Widescreen E207WFP Analog Flat Panel Display
Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Dual Drives: 16X (DVD+/-RW) Burner and 48X CD Burner/DVD Combo
Sound Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Microsoft Works 8.
Free 3-5 day Ground Delivery on select Dell Desktops priced above $399!
Total Price: $471.46
A basic system, dual burners, AND a 20"LCD for $471... I am happy. Thanks for everybody who helped in my previous thread