What Parts should I buy to build a gaming PC? I want to build a new PC or just upgrade my old one so it will be able to handle new games better.
Western Digital VelociRaptor hard drive would be a good pick
I like the quad core intel CPUs. I have the Q6600 which is a little older at this point, but can be overlocked very easily (with a piece of electrical tape even) to 3.0 ghz per core.
Basically spend money on the video card and hard drive, then get the best CPU and RAM / power supply you can with the money you have left.
Newegg.com is a good source for a lot of that stuff. Just get a big beefy power supply for your video card though.
Motherboard-Biostar Tpower P45
RAM-4GB G-Skill DDR2 1000
OS-Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit
HDD-Western digital 320GB Caviar
Power Supply-Corsair 550W
Heatsink-XIGMATEK HDT 120mm Rifle
DVD Burner-LG Black 20X DVD+R
All these parts can be found at newegg.com. Your total might be over $1000 initially, but after rebates it will fall below $1000.
All these components are available along with building and tuning services from many component suppliers.
An Internet search will discover many suitable companies.
Email me if you would like the source of my component list
OR take a look at www.yourgamingpc.com
Antec Nine Hundred - £70
ATI 3870 X2 card - £265
OCZ Game Xtreme £850 - £90
Asus Formula Maximus X38 board - £140
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5GHz - £200
OCZ PC2-6400C4 800MHz Reaper RAM - £65
Creative Soundblaster Fatal1ty X-Fi Platinum Champion Series £115
OCZ Vendetta cooling stack - £18
2 X Western Digital Raptor drives - £140
Pioneer DVR-215BK 20x - £20
Windows Vista Premium - £70
CyMotion Expert USB keyboard - £10
Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse - £30
Samsung SM245B - £280
Logitech X-540 surround speakers - £50