My current hard drive is outdated, small, and on the verge of destruction. because of this I'm going to be buying a new HDD/SSD. I'm willing to spend $150 to $200, what do you guys recommend? It can be an SSD, HDD, or combo, whatever you guys think is best.
I do have a mobo that supports SATA 6gbs and I primarily game on this pc.
For that amount you can buy a nice 240/256gb SSD and use the old HDD as a storage drive and have some money left for a later larger HDD. That will really improve your system performance -- it will have plenty of room for the OS and most if not all of your games and programs.