500-600 is for the cpu, ram, psu, video card, and motherboard.
was gonna go with the following setting until i saw the email in my first post.
---ATI RADEON 9800PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP $223
---AMD Athlon XP 2800+ "Barton", 333MHz FSB, 512K Cache Processor $121
---ASUS "A7N8X-E Deluxe" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU $89
---Fortron 350W ATX12V Power Supply with 120mm Fan, P4 and AMD ready, Model "FSP350-60PN" $40
and the memory was
---Kingston HyperX Series 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-2700 $110
what are some other options for memory that i could go for?
mmmmmm Easton Classic