Ok, a few months ago i wanted to upgrade my dell to make it not a dell anymore and it would run pretty well and hold me over until i get my new computer. well now that my dad is telling me that i probably cant get my new system till around next feb or so, I've decided to upgrade my dell.
my budget is around $300, and I'm not going to save it for my next computer cause i have pretty much every game that'll run smoothly on my computer and i want to be able to have something that'll run new games like crysis and BF2142 on low setting(i don't mind low settings, I've been running them all my life).
so I've come up with this, I'm just wondering if i can get anything better for the price.
case: Cooler master Centurion 5
mobo: ASUS P4S800D-X s478
video card:XFX 6800XT
PSU: Fortron source 400w
RAM: my 512mb Kingston value RAM+ another 512mb of Kingston value RAM when circuit city puts them down to $30
Hard drive: my 40gb IDE, and maybe a 80gb IDE
CPU: my P4 1.8ghz wille core w/stock cooler
CD/DVD drive, my DVD-ROM drive, maybe a Samsung 18x DVD burner
OS: windows XP professional corporate(thanx for the torrent general)
the total comes to $323, and if i have to buy an OS, more around $400.
how does this all sound? id finally not have a dell, except for the CPU, HD, and floppy drive(yes i use it, sometimes for school)