Ok so this is a pretty big upgrade I have in mind, I'm trying to get the most for my money... I already purchased the 4890 (got it for 180 on eBay, thought that was a good deal), just waiting on the tax return to do the rest. If you have any comments, please share them
Intel Wolfdale E6300 @ 2.8Ghz
585W PSU / MicroATX case (bought them together on newegg for 65$, so kind of a cheap PSU)
4 GB Kingston HyperX DDR2 1066
Galaxy GeForce 9600GT 512MB (96GFF6HUUEXV)
Intel Q9550 OR E8400 ... still deciding, Microcenter has the Q9550 on sale for 180+tax, I may jump on that
Sapphire Radeon 4890 Toxic edition (100269TXSR)
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 P45
If your budget is a little limited, and the main power use for your PC is gaming, there is no reason to spend more with Intel, really. I mean the choice is yours, Intel will outpace AMD in some things, but not in everyday applications like office apps, and not in gaming.
Find an AMD Phenom II quad that runs at 3ghz or more, (I would suggest a quad, some people will say you don't need it, but believe me, you will be glad you have it later) a decent motherboard, and 4 gig of DDR3, and you are set to run any game out there in top notch form.