Hi, I'm a complete newb and haven't made a computer before but I've decided to upgrade from my Athlon XP my brother passed to me XD (yes, loving the single core/40gb hard drive/1gb ram). Basically, I'm on a tight budget <$1100 so instead of buying some crap system sold at a shop, I think I might try build a good one so as to minimize costs.
My only requirement is a q9450 as I do some graphics work, and decided it would be a good platform to build from. I plan on overclocking but not right now so I guess no need for cooling stuff now and no screen/mouse/OS, just the box. I do play games so a good card please.
Nothing needs to be fancy just good enough so I can upgrade this and that when I get the cash. I think cpu/gpu/ram/hd/mobo/psu/case is all I need, but I may be missing something there. Thinking about moving to vista as well.
Thanks, any reply is much appreciated and if you have any tips for building feel free to add.