Ive been thinking about building a new computer since mines getting pretty dated, its a couple years old but i didn't have a lot to spend at the time so it wasn't anywhere near top of the line even then. Then my psu went and died yesterday, so i just took that as a sign to go ahead and build a new one. I have more to spend this time around than i did last time, about $800 or so, though i could spend a bit more if it was worth it.
I'm not totally clueless when it comes to hardware, but i know enough to know that there are people who know significantly more than me, and are probably far more up to date on everything, so i figured i would ask for some advice. Specifically on the case, motherboard, graphics card, hd, psu, processor, and possibly ram. I can probably just scavenge my old dvd burner and im going to keep using my old keyboard/mouse etc. The reason i said possibly ram is that a family member of mine ordered
Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB) at TigerDirect.com
without actually checking to see if it was compatible with his mobo first. He said i can have it if i want, so i already have that still in the box, if its worth using. My main focus is gaming, so im looking for parts centered around that. I appreciate any advice anyone can give me, and if you need to know anything else that i left out of my post just ask.