Hey guys, this is my first time building a computer, and I need some tips . Though, I am on a bit of a budget (due to buying a car as well), I do game alot though, so I want to get the best I can for the price. Also, I live in New Zealand so prices are generally more expensive than Newegg etc.. Well anyway, so far I have: CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ - $134+ MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 Socket AM2 ATX - $156 VIDEO: --- RAM: G.Skill 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2-800 - $199 HDD: Seagate 320GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB - $113 PSU: --- CASE: --- How does this look so far? I chose an AMD over Intel because it looks like AMD is a fair bit cheaper in dual core. As for the video card, has anyone got any suggestions, I was thinking of a X1650Pro or possibly a Geforce 7950GT. The PSU and case I should be able to find something nice somewhere. The Monitor and keyboard/mouse I have already. Also, the OS. I was thinking of maybe Vista, but I'm not too sure about the compatibility for alot of games. I may just wait until later (though I really wanted to play Halo 2 ). So I may just go with XP Pro. So what do you guys think so far? Any tips and suggestions and throughly welcome. Thanks.