you really think that you will want to upgrade in a while and not rebuild then get a top of the line mobo so that when you go to SLI or such you don't have to start over.
That seems to be a good mobo as a budget, but your objective seems to point to a better mobo, one of the SLI supporters.
CPU -------AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice Processor 1GHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 ? Retail $160
Motherboard- ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2 Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $67
Memory CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
Case\PSU POWMAX Bio II CP601-5 Gray All Metal Construction (SGCC) ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Single Fan Power Supply
Hard drive Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive ? OEM $53
Optical Drive LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM $19.99
Graphics SAPPHIRE 100145L Radeon X1600PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - $130
Total $ 426
How would this run BF2 and other newer games?
Also... I was planning on using the mobo's onboard graphics card for a while and save up for a better video card. Maybe 2 of the one I have listed on Crossfire.
Are there any upgrades you can recomend that would still keep the price under $500?
Thanks for the help!