Okay, I'm in sort of a dilemma right now
I'm basically building a gaming rig, all new parts EXCEPT for the graphics card and hard drive

Grapics card: GeForce 9500 GT 1024mb
Hard drive: WDC WD5000AAKS-00C8A0 ...not quite sure what that means but it has aroung 500GB on it

so I need a Motherboard, processor, case, 2GB of RAM and anything else I may need that is compatible with my current video card and hard drive

My budget is about $300
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  1. Hoping you have a copy of an OS to go with this:

    Triple Core CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 715 Black Edition Heka for $76 You may be able to unlock this to get a quad core out of it. Worth a try, and even if you are not successful, you will still not be CPU constrained for some time to come.

    Motherboard: ASRock N68C-S UCC AM3/AM2+/AM2 for $45 including shipping.

    Heat Sink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus for $37 including shipping. This is required, because the CPU does not have a heat sink included.

    2 GB RAM is absolute minimum: Mushkin Enhanced 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 for $30. I would consider upgrading this to 4 GB.

    Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W for $50 after rebate.

    Case: Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case for $40 (including $5 promo code that ends tomorrow.

    DVD burner: LG Black 22X DVD for $18

    Total is $296 after rebate, promo codes and shipping. This is just about the rock bottom build that I would recommend. You could go cheaper on the CPU/Cooler, if you need to get Windows with it, but that would take you over $300. Anything less, and you will start to run into junk parts.
  2. Your current video card is about on par with modern onboard graphics.. I really think you should save up some more money and get a better performing gpu
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