RE: New Computer
I just got a quote from a local PC shop to build the following:
ASUS A7V3333 MB
512 DDR PC2700 RAM (Samsung)
Abit GF4TI4400 AGP Video Card
Western Digital 80GB Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
Creative Labs PCI Audigy sound card
Enlight Mid=Tower w/300 Watt
MS Internet keyboard
3.5 in Drive
Windows 98 SE (or XP Home Edition)
MS Optical Mouse
All of the above assembled, tested, and a 2 year warranty for $1257 plus tax. I was going to build my own system, but I can't build it much cheaper myself.
However you do it, the combination of Motherboard, CPU and RAM have to be compatible. You need a good case with sufficient cooling. I agree that you need a better graphics board than the MX series. If you can't afford a GF4TI4400 or 4600, look for a GF3TI.
I7 3770K OC 4.5ghz ASUS Sabertooth Z77, GTX 660 TI 2gb, 8gb RAM, Win 7 Home 64 bit, CH yoke, Pedals and Quadrant