Alright I overestimated what my budget would be and it's now split in almost half
. It is around $1000 after shipping, taxes (CA), and Vista. Here's what I got so far.
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $119
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail $110
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail $140
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $75
COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $50
XCLIO STABLEPOWER 460W ATX 460W Power Supply - Retail $50
LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-16A7S-05 - OEM $30
nVidia 8600GTS 256mb ~$180-$200
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro $20
I don't know which RAM to get since I only need DDR2 667 to max out my overclock but this set is **** cheap.