i would get a junker processor...amd athlon 3000 or 3200 to reduce cost
get a hard drive from a different maker such as seagate or western digital
get a different mobo one dat is nforce 4
get a different gfx card as current ati cards lack sm3 and fp32 suggest getting vanilla 6800 or 6600gt to meet ur budget
r u planning to use the heatsink/fan dat comes with the cpu? would recommend against that and buying a good heatsink and fan. also add in a tube of artic silver thermal paste
hmm i also dont find a reason you might need the sound blaster audigy
and stop trying to lure people with ur out of place titles...
hmm where are u buying these parts from as the prices seems kinda high....
....Now that I have your attention (gee I hope this thread doesn't get locked), I am planning to build a computer and spend around $1500-1600 (but more in the range of $1500). Anyway so far this is what I've got:
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2GHz ($231)
Corsair Value Select PC3200 DDR400 Kit 2x512MB ($107)
Maxtor 200GB SATA/150 ($96)
Sony DW-Q28A ($44)
Asus A8V-E SE Socket 939 VIA K8T890 ($91)
Asus EAX800/2DTV Radeon X800 256MB PCI-e ($219)
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS OEM ($67)
Kingwin MTX425SW Mutant X Mid Tower Case ($72)
BenQ FP91G+ ($363)
Logitech X-530 ($61)
Microsoft Windows XP Home ($100)
Logitech Office Pro Black Keyboard OEM ($11)
Logitech USB / PS2 Wheel Mouse Optical ($10)
GRAND TOTAL: $1472
Now the total is well within my price range, but i've got about an extra $150 left over, so what should it be spent on upgrading in this package?