I currently have a horrible computer:
1.7 GHz Celeron
512 MB of DDR RAM
ATI Radeon 9250 256 MB AGP
60 GB IDE Hard drive.
I want to upgrade, and I have found some parts to buy:
Asus P5L-VM 1394 Motherboard
Apacer DDR2-533 PC2-4300 512MB RAM
Intel Pentium D 805 CPU.
In total, this comes to $442 AUD
The motherboard is.. kind of good, because it allows upgrading from the Pentium D to the new Core 2 Duo's, and since I am on a tight, and I mean really tight budget, the Pentium D isn't such a bad choice for me, and if I save up some more, and buy a Core 2 Duo, I will be able to upgrade straight away (And I will also be able to sell the Pentium D which fetches about $160 AUD). I don't need to buy a hard drive, as I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 120 GB SATA2 Hard drive, and this motherboard supports it. Also, I would probably need a power supply, as I currently only have a 250w A-Open power supply, am I right?
As for graphics, I am selling a 17" Apple LCD Studio Display, so I would be able to buy a good graphics card (PCI-E). The screen should fetch at least $200 AUD, if not more.
I just want your opinions on whether these parts are good to buy for my budget, which is $450 until I sell the screen.