wow thanks for all the help guys
already in one day,
ive ton a shit load of research now, starting from the first posters suggestion
ive read around and asked around and found out AMD is better than intel in pretty much everything, now ive come up with this computer
all from www.tigerdirect.ca
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0GHz / 1MB Cache / 2000MHz FSB / Socket 939 / Dual-Core/ With Fan - $472.99
MOBO - Asus A8N SLI Premium NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard - $250
RAM - OCZ Value 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory - $163.99
HARD DRIVE - Western Digital Caviar SATA II (WD1600JS) 160GB 7200RPM 8MB Buffer (OEM) - $129
VIDEO CARD - XFX GeForce 6600LE / 256MB DDR - $112
TOTAL - $1300 with tax...
let me know if this is good, worth it, fast, and if each part is compatible with eachother part?
many thanks for all the help guys, great forum