Im looking to build a new computer for right at or under $1000. If you can please give me some advise. i dont need that much HD space just looking to play a few new games crysis/SC2 etc. on high settings and pretty stable. Here is what i have so far. let me know what you think and what u might change/upgrade thanks!
You can do far better.
-The Neo 500 is not a good choice for PSU.
-The Nvidia chipset motherboard is not too hot either.
-The Raptor is way overpriced and 74Gb is kinda useless.
-Based on your description you would do better with a dual core CPU
Have a look at my guide, linked in my sig, and I'll whip something up.
I'd ditch that old Raptor drive. I know you said you don't need much space, but the new 7200RPM drives are just as fast as those old Raptors and have much higher capacity. Check out the Western Digital Black series.