Thanks, but let me explain something.
I don't expect a great computer, but I do expect a good one. I know it can be done because my buddy just did it and I know its a solid computer because he plays Battlefield 2 on almost full settings.
I plan on using some of my current things to cut costs (IE, my 160 GB HD, DVD Burner).
Sound card is not a major concern with me right now, I will just use the one that comes on the MoBo. The only reason I would be waiting on a video card is purely price. I know I will be waiting on the other stuff, but I can afford a better card at xmas (when my parents give me more money that I would have to spend on one now).
I in no way am getting a Celeron.
My local Fries (electronics store) is selling a combo of the Pentium D 930 with an ECM P4M800 PRO for $160. I don't want the MoBo though because it doesn't have a PCI-E card.
I see it like this:
MoBo and Processor $175
RAM $70 (could be cheaper, but I want to throw a gig on top of my 512)
Power Supply $20-40 (this is one thing I have no idea what I need)
Thats really all I need that I can think of and thats about $320...
Anything else is optional because I have it, I'd only get something as an upgrade.
In the brief research I have done I feel like I can get a better MoBo and CPU for the same price you have them at.
Supprts Athlon 64 and FX, has up to 4GB expansion and has PCI-E and AGP. All for $70
Athlon 64 3500. For $110.
I would rather have these 2 than the 2 you suggeted, I think.
Am I that far off or overlooking something?[/url]
You have no frame of reference, Donny. You're like a child who walks into the middle of a movie...