Hi I'm new here to this forum (and overclocking in general) and I am working on my first build. I've really had a tough time picking out part because I'm on a bit of a budget and besides that I always suffer from buyers remorse when I buy something and the next week I find a better part for around the same price. I probably shouldn't worry because anything I buil will be better than what I have: hp a1101n (specs Intel Celeron 2.93 GHz, 1.5 GB ram, and a radeon 2400hd). If I could get a few opinions and ideas on what I've already purchased and what else I should get for the most bang for my buck I would be greatly appreciated.
What I'm looking for:
A duo or quad for under $200. Looking for the best performance for multitasking and hd video. Will do some light overclocking but very stable ( don't want to risk screwing anything up because I wont have the money to replace it). I was looking at the E8500 or Q6600 but with prices dropping I'm flexable.
A good power supply. Not sure what wattage would be appropriate but Ihave heard Corsair is the best. Would rather not spend over $100. Modular would be a plus but I'm sure that's stretching it.
A good budget viedo card (is that an oxymoron?) below $100. I don't game much but would like to be able to play the latest games at 1680x1050. I was looking at the Radeon HD 4670. It's gotta be better than the 2400 right?
Not sure If I'm missing anything but if I am maybe you'll tell me. I don't need a monitor, KB or mouse, and I'm sure I can find an OS.
I know those were a lot of questions but any opinions on what I already have or need to get would be very appreciated. This forum looks very helpful and busy so I might stay awhile.