Originally Posted by heister
well.... i would suggest a quad core and 2 to 4 gb of balistic tracers, a 500 to 750 gb segate 7200.11 drive, a 4870 gx2 or similar gpu, and def spend more and get a good mobo for the future pre one with 45 nm capablilities
Yeah what he said sounds pretty good.
4870gx2 (freaking amazing)
Either get a Intel Q6600 or AMD Phenom (I would recommend the Q6600, but everyone and their dog is either a fan-boy of one or the other)
A nice motherboard around $100 for whatever CPU you plan to get.
4GB of ram
And your set to go.
Pretty much every motherboard out now has 45nm support, and if it doesn't come with it, you can be sure to get it through a recent BIOS update.