First off I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this forum, I've recently registered but have read alot of the posts specifically in this portion of the forum and found lots of valuble info.
As I have seen you do for others, I am looking for suggestions for a system upgrade. I have done some research on newegg and a few other sites and have a general idea of what I need/want, I'm just looking for some opinions/suggestions/comments.
I'm primarily looking to upgrade my current system (pIII 1ghz, 1gigram, ati rage graphics card)
I'm looking at upgrading to
-motherboard (intel mb retail)
-cpu (p4 3ghz(suggestions?), i'll take suggestions for amd; retail)
-hard drive (160gig wd or seagate)
-memory (1gig 512x2)
-psu (taking suggestions)
I'll be using an asylum gforce4 ti200 as a graphics card that I got dirt cheap.
I'll be using the computer for some gaming, basic applications, surfing the net, music....
I pretty much want a stable pc platform that will last for a few years, the only thing I would really upgrade will be the graphics card. I don't plan on OC'ing or anything crazy. I'm on a tight budget and am trying to keep the above upgrades to around $450 or less if possible. I already have everything else I need i.e. case, optical drives, fans...
sorry for the lengthy post, I hope thats enough info to get the ball rollin.