First post here so dont get mad at me, but im not totally noob. Okay ill start things off by saying what i currently use:
AMD 2800+, 512 Pc3200, Radeon 8000 (made around 500 BC), 350W power supply. The rest is fine
Ive had experiance building computers before and my dad owns a computer business so i can get any help on building if i have questions.
Ive got about 600$ from saving and christmas coming up to spend on getting a new processor motherboard and GFX card. I was thinking about getting a mobo like this
that supports 939 chipset and a 256mb gfx card (mine currently doesnt) and a few gigs of ram for future upgrading...
I have also been looking at the Proc/MoBo combos that Frys Electronics sell like this one http://www.netaffilia.com/ad/electro.../02/13916.html
but i dont know...
Also for GFX cards i would be playing games like F.E.A.R. HL2 and a lot of CS 1.6. I was looking into either a 6800gt or gtx but im also a fan of radeon so i was looking at the x850. Any suggestions are GREATLY appreciated because im so lost with all the things to look at.
Also a side question that im not sure about is if ill have to upgrade my power supply. I dont want to take any chances on it not working or blowing something up