Need New Hardware: $700 budget.
Hi, I'm new to the whole building scene. I have been a serious gamer for quite some time now, playing mostly Counter-Strike. I have been able to run the game well for nearly four years on my Dell, but I now think it is time for an upgrade. I don't know much about what goes on inside my PC, so if this information isn't sufficient just let me know and ill try to help.
I have case, keyboard, mouse
Processor: 2.8 Ghz P4 no HT
Ram: 512 MB of w/e Dell sold 4 years ago
HD: Need new
Video Card: Also need new. This is my priority. Used to have an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro.
Sound Card: Works very well, I'm not thinking of replacing. Don't know the name.
Power Supply: No idea. I guess it was large enough to power all of the above.
What I need:
I must get a video card capable of handling all games out now, and many in the future.
A decent hard drive, around 80-120 Gb.
I have a total of $700 to spend, so if anyone can tell me what to purchase to make my PC run the best it possibly can under that budget, I would be very grateful. If it goes 10-20 bucks over the limit, no worries.
Thanks a lot.