Okay, guys I'm new here and my current crappy system is: P4 3.2GHZ HT enabled 1GB Kingston DDR2 RAM 160GB HDD Nvidia 6600 pci-e video card (256MB). MOBO: Intel D945GNT.
My budget is extremely tight and $500 is the max I can do, so These parts are what I'm gonna buy, suggest improvements please or incompatibilities as this is my first build. I will definitely be Overclocking!!! MOBO: Intel DP45SG (I chose this because it can overclock, has two PCi-E slots which I will require in the future and is cheap). $135 RAM: Kingston 2GB DDR3 1333MHZ $18 VIDEo card: ATI Radeon HD 4770 $109 CPU: Intel Core 2 duo e7400 $122 I'll be buying another 160GB HDD for $43. Total=$427 + Casing and PSU This is the cheapest prices I can get in my country, PSU will be a Corsair or cooler master 550W and Case I haven't decided.