My rig: e5200, 6gb DDR2 800 ram, Sapphire 3870, 320gb HDD, Gigabyte GA-P43-ES3G. 550w coolermaster psu
I think it comes down to my cpu and gpu. I play alot of games. Will get a 19 or 20" monitor. So resolution would be around 1600x900. I also do a lot of rendering. But gaming is my primary objective.
Spending about $150