APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: sometime over the summer
BUDGET RANGE: 500 usd
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: watching hd movies, some gaming (if possible)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, frys.com, microcenter.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
MONITOR RESOLUTION: dunno, 32in tv
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i have a pretty old hp desktop with a pentium d prcessor, integrated graphics, 1 gb ddr2 r, etc. I was wondering if there was a way to upgrade it enough to play blu-rays, and some really minor games. Another function i would like it to be able to perform is to act as a media server to play all my content.