Wanna help me upgrade my pc?

elpistole

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so my friend is selling me his graphics card, so i figure i might as well upgrade the core parts of the computer while i'm at it. my budget is around $300. this is for a modest gaming computer upgrade. i'm not hardcore, just wanna run games like assassin's creed, bioshock, and left 4 dead pretty well.

i need:

Harddrive
CPU+Mobo 2.5ghz atleast preferred, i hear intel+gigabyte are good brands
DDR2 Ram
Powersupply


my current specs for my custom built rig are:

graphics cart: nvidia Geforce 7600gt (upgrading to an 8800gt)
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ single core 2.2 ghz
Mobo: Asus A8N-E
Memory: Corsair 1x2 1gig DDR RAM (new mobo will be for DDR2, though)
Hard Drive: WDC WD800JD 80 gigs

newegg DID have some deals, but i waited too long and now everything is super expensive again. i don't really know where to look, so i was hoping you guys could help me out! what's the best i could do with the amount of money i'm willing to spend?
 
No I dont , but I used to have a computer that was pretty much identical to your old one and I feel sorry for you .....


e5200 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116072

GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128388

A-DATA Vitesta 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211282

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007

Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB $49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098

$297
 

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sprucebr1

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I agree, Intel E5200 would be a good one. I've seen it for like $90 CDN. Intel P43 or maybe even P45 motherboatds are about $100, again that would be CDN. I just got a new Gigabyte EP45-UD3R. Antec Eatherwatts 500W is quite good, Accually, execpt for the the motherboard, I would say all of the stuff ewood has said is very good.