Alright I'm actually trying to decide if I should let my dad's friend fix my computer by buying the parts through some wholesale thing he gets at his job but I wouldn't be there with him and I'm not even sure if he can get the kind of components I want (a nice wolfdale pcu, some corsair ram, ect).
I myself have a decent amount of computer knowledge and I think I can handle building my own PC so I'm trying to make a build on newegg with $650. I have to be able to play age of conan and call of duty... I'm pretty amped about reinstalling crysis and running it again on maxed settings.
Heres what I've picked out so far... Anything not on the list is coming from the old computer... CD Drive, Case, ect...
PCU:Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 Wolfdale 2.66GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors
MOBO:I haven't picked one out yet. I'm lenient on my GPU because I don't know if I will buy a 9800GTX or a HD 4850.
GPU:not sure on this one yet... either Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
or Newegg.com - VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
RAM:Newegg.com - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
PSU:Newegg.com - Rosewill RP500-2 ATX12V v2.01 500W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, UL, TUV, FCC - Power Supplies
DVD Drive:this doesn't really matter, I guess I'll pick some random one unless someone has a drive they recommend.
With those numbers that $652 or $632 depending on which graphics card I pick. The other 20 could be used to get a $120 mobo.
I may also wait for the price on the HD 4870 to go down since I really wanna see that DDR5 memory in action. I don't really need a good SLI motherboard but I would like it to have atleast 8 MB of ram capacity and the capability to use some higher frequencies. My PSU is just something that seems appropriate but its not set in stone either. The wolfdale processors supposedly can OC to 4 GHz on very little cooling and they also have a stock 3 GHz version.