Hello... I was just recently introduced to this concept of BTC by someone I met randomly at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend. Naturally, my curiosity was peaked because the thought of using my computer to just generate money sounded almost too good to be true. I've always wanted to upgrade my computer and if this gives me the chance to do so without having to spend my hard-earned money, well then sign me up!
I've been browsing through the FAQs and all the various sites and stuff and feel like I've gotten a very basic concept of how this all works... So instead of asking, "what do I do?!?", perhaps if I explain what I'd like to achieve and how best to achieve it, someone can direct me to the best solution.
If you feel like my questions are a bother, please feel free to disregard my post and I apologize for any inconvenience.
To start, my ultimate goal is really just go eventually afford these items here:https://bitporium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_3&products_id=50https://www.btczone.com/Search.aspx?search=Intel%20Core%202%20Quad&page=1
(Second from the top, or the top one if it won't take too long to acquire that many bitcoins)
So, essentially, I am wanting to make around 27.46 (minimum) bitcoins to start. Currently my hardware setup is an Intel Dual Core 2 2.4GHZ, ATI Radeon HD 5650 (if you need more info I can provide). Is my hardware even good enough to generate money? Or would initial investment into my computer be needed to actually make a profit?
If I was to stick with this setup, how long would it take to generate those coins? Could I generate it by say, September? And the biggest question I have is this... where in the world do I go to actually join a mining pool and what mining pool do I join to get started?
I would really appreciate any and all help in this matter, and if I sound completely noob-ish I apologize. I'm just trying to figure this thing out!