Looking to upgrade my old system ~$350

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a week BUDGET RANGE: $350-400

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, Schoolwork

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, DVD RW Drive, Seagate 250gb 7200, Aspire 520w PSU, Cooler master tower

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: none

Here are some things that I've looked at so far.

Intel Pentium E6300 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116091

HIS H485QT512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161244

ASRock P45XE LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157143

Ram-?

I haven't really looked at ram as of yet. I'm mainly gonna be playing Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Age of Conan at 1440x900. The PSU I have is pretty old, so I am wondering if I should replace it as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 
These components come in under budget. You could step up to the E7400 if you wanted to.

Intel Pentium E6300 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116091 $83.99

GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128380&Tpk=ga-ep43-ud3l $79.99

HIS H485QT512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ4 Turbo Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161244 $99.99 - $20 MIR

G.SKILL HK 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBHK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231219 $54.99

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016 $58.99 - $25 MIR

Total - $377.95 - $45 MIR's

You should really replace that old PSU. You're lucky it hasn't blown up and taken other hardware out with it.