Hey, new to the forum; I've got a Dell Dimension 4300S that I bought in 2001; it's got a 256mb RAM, a pentium 4 1.6ghz processor, and a 40gb hard drive. I really want to upgrade; I've had no real problems so far, it's just a little slow. I use it mainly for internet, music, and photos. I don't do much gaming anymore. I would like to add a DVD player/recorder; my current graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce 5200 FX.
My question is, for the money, what's the best upgrade for my situation? From what I read, an increase in RAM would be the best bet, but I wanted to get your opinions. Thanks.