OK I called Fry's and got a deal on full mobo/cpu/ram upgrade for my Athlon 64 x2 4200
Athlon II X3 455 3.3ghz- $77.99
MSI 870A mobo- $94.99 w/ $20 mir
Wintac 8gb (4x2gb) DDR3- $27.99
The guy there tried to include a Zotac Geforce 8600gt for like $50 but thats ridiculously old and underpowered
They will also do the full the install for me for $30
So now I just need the right GPU which i'll prob get from amazon or ebay- I prefer Nvidia so not sure if that goes well the Radeon chipset in that mobo but i'm not looking to sli or crossfire so what would you recommend - I want to spend less than or equal to $100 if possible but want to play games in at least medium to high settings.
BTW- I want to play Skyrim, SC2, Star Wars: TOR, and Diablo 3 when it comes out. I have a 24" Monitor and Windows 7 64 bit
You guys have been a huge help this week! Thanks!
If You want a used product, the 460SE can be found for around $70,- on E-bay.
If you want a new product for $100,- I would go for an Radeon 5770. That one has around the same preformance as a Nvidia 550, but is costing less.