Re: Need building advice for components
If you're in the u.s. go with newegg.com, otherwise newegg.ca is the canadian version ... Much better service and better parts selection, more well known too. Most people on computer forums shop there anyhow, might as well make it your one stop shop.
Before we choose components please give us a budget, how much are you spending? Also, if you have a prefernce of a certain brand tell us that, otherwise we'll choose it for you. Looking at the video card you're out-dating yourself by 2+ years, and it's not the best gaming card to begin with. You're looking in the 400-500 series for nvidia and 5xxx-6xxx series for amd (was ati)... These will be ~$100-$200, depends which one you get and from who.
I would also reccommend a 1TB or larger hdd. For some reason after 1TB they get pretty fast. I compared a WD 640black 32MB cache to a wd black 1.5GB 32 mB cach (i think it had 32) and it was night and day. I'd suggest western digital for your hard drive brand, but that's just who I'd go with, never had one quit on me yet.
hdd=hard disk drive