Looking to build gaming rig using old pentium 4 Compaq tower

So I obtained an old Compaq tower and I was wondering if I would be able to upgrade and/or replace some of its components to build a gaming tower. Anything I should know before I dive into it?
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  1. what games u wanna play??
  2. The games I have are dead space 1,2,3 civ 5 terreria and othe indie games. So I'm looking for something that could support a pretty graphic heavy game. I don't mind replacing the mother board or anything, I just want to keep the case and anything else I can use. I am planning on replacing the hard drive and I wont need the disc or floppy drive. It would be nice If i could keep the power source though. Thanks for helping.
  3. Those old towers(even newer OEM towers) usually have very poor air flow which makes it a bad idea to reuse. Its also very unlikely you will be able to reuse the PSU aswell. Whats your budget for the system?
  4. I have about 500-1000 dollars for this. I do have an old Antec tower as well, would that be better?
  5. new build said:
    I have about 500-1000 dollars for this. I do have an old Antec tower as well, would that be better?

    Most likely it would be. I would need models numbers for a definite answer.
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    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($334.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $958.69
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-02 16:02 EDT-0400)
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