Re: Build a Computer
I'm not a gamer byself, but I do know some basic guidelines
Buy an AMD processcer for gaming (like the one flipper sugessted)
Get a vid card with the newer monitor connection (don't know what it is called), instead of VGA or SVGA
Get a huge hard drive. You woln't need much now, but someday, you will want the extra space.
Get as much memory as possible. Your comp will thank you
Get a good motherboard. make sure it has room to expand.
Dvd burners are great.
Get a case seperate from the power supply, unless the case has a really good one. (500+ watts, good reviews. If you want a case, but the psu sucks, then buy a good psu, and pitch the cheap one)
Don't leave out a floppy drive/card reader
A wireless desktop can really elminate clutter.
Get a GOOD heat sink for you processcer.
Don't spend too much on one piece. Aim for a $2000 budget, so you have room to blow the bank when you need to.
XP is expensive
I don't think I left anything out. Run a google search on "how to build a hight end gaming computer", and read as much as you can find.
Make sure you know what you are doing.