Well I need a new motherboard since my current only support 2GB ram.
A new processor (current is dual core 2140 @ 1.6 ghz)
And 2GB more of ram (Already have 2GB) to make 4GB
Budget of $400 plus or minus a few bucks
I'm looking at an AMD Phenom II 3.1ghz dual core with 7MB cache for $104
2GB of ram should be $20-40
And a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H motherboard for $80
So this leaves me with I guess $150-$170 for a video card, unless something about this config does not look good to you
I am not realy sure how to find my monitor res. It's a Viewsonic VA721. I run oblivion at 1024x1024, but I think that is just because that's how high it goes. Anyway, My plans is to make a system that wil play new games for the next couple of years at least... I understand that I will have to lower graphics later on and that's OK as long as I can still run a game that comes out two years from now.