Thermalright=50 dollars with heatsink+fan. Thermaltake=33 dollars shipped. As I said, look at the xbitlabs link I gave you. Budget processor+budget motherboard. They uesd a ram divider even though the ram was physically able to get to 250 MHZ. Link provided wayyyy back.
This is on the first page.
2x 512 GB of Kingston ram at Circuit city. They are 22 after mail in rebates.
Processor- Venice 3000+ OEM-120 shipped
Heatsink/fan- Thermaltake Venus 12+-34 dollars shipped
Power supply- Xclio 450 Watts-60 dollars shipped
Video card- 6800 AGP after rebates Not a TIGER DIRECT rebate. Its from EVGA-149 shipped
The kingston ram is not nationwide. Check your ads to see if it applies to you. If you can't find the ram for that price, I would just get 512 MB of this. 512 MB isn't THAT bad for gaming, and you can always add 512 more later. Just make sure that you close all unnecessary programs, and remove all the eye candy from the desktop before you play your games. There are usually super cheap ram deals, so I would wait like 2 weeks before I check the ram out.
Hope this helps. 26 dollars over budget......... But everythings calculated shipped. Hope newegg/etc don't tax you.
I made two edits, I changed the video card, and added the part about the ram. Also, here is the Link to the overclock+benchies. It was posted on the page before this, but you must have overlooked it.