I'd like to keep the cost low. For a video card, I'd say under 200. As for the other components, I have no clue what prices they run at typically, so I'm not sure. Yeah, I'd use it primarily for developer programs and games. The resolution would depend on the monitor, right? I haven't purchased a new monitor yet, so I'm clueless there too. I certainly don't a super computer, but to be able to play current games smoothly at at least low graphics would be nice.