Two options for the processor
The Phenom 955 is the same part as the 970 but clocked lower so you may as well buy that and just OC to 970 [ or higher] levels
Or the FX 4100 which is massively OCable http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1766/
Either of those saves you .
Search on Newegg for 1600 Mhz , 1.5 volt RAM There are good 2 x2 gig pairs for under $30
If are just gaming consider NOT getting a hard drive now . Its almost orth it to get a small SSD at about the same price . Sure you wont have much storage for your video collection but do you need it?
When hard drive prices drop then you could add one later
Thanks however I am quite new and I donot know how to overclock and would just like to get somthing straight up what processor would be good for that and where to buy? And what should I get for storage then? I need some sort of storage and also donot wanna spend cash money for a ssd.
Was also thinking a 4gbx2 for the ram.
ok so i will get everything above and then get the phenom ii 955. I will overclock its not hard right?
The mobo, graohics card, power supply, processor, etc all works good
so i get everything the same but the processor and maybe case??
Yeah, all those parts are pretty solid.
Is overclocking hard? Not particularly. It would have to be your recreation project over the course of a weekend--so it could easily take 8 hours--less if you start a thread here and have us walk you through it. If you decide to really push settings, it'll take you longer. If I was to overclock that machine, it would take me about 30 minutes to reach a comfortable overclock--probably about 4.0GHz. But with less experience, you'll have a lot of questions. You can save some time now by looking at the bios on the computer you're currently using. Familiarity with bios settings will make you more comfortable with it.
also found a 250g IDE drive for $30 is IDE not good?
The IDE HDD is not good for one very simple reason: that motherboard has no IDE ports. IDE is essentially a dead and obsolete technology. If you can find SATA, stick with that.
If it can fit in your budget, consider the $120 OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD:http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/63196/newegg-120gb-ocz-...
If you do get one of these, be sure to update the firmware (can't do it when it's your primary OS disk from Windows, but you can w/ Linux). Also make sure to use the AHCI setting in your bios and enable Trim support. This will make more sense later on if you get the drive and read up on it.