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If your budget is unlimited, I'd suggest the following:

Get a nice new MoBo, intel socket.
Buy a Q6600, or other quad core intel processor.
Upgrade to 4gb of memory
Upgrade the graphics card, the 8800gt and 3850 are at very decent prices now
get a 10,000 rpm HDD
I have been considering building an "cough..intel..cough" rig in October when we Alaskans get our dividends. I'm just totally lost with what to get.
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I would buy more ram and two aaks hard drives for a raid 0 array or one new 7200.11 hd.
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So, more ram, 2 7200.11 H.D in raid and a video card would bring this machine justice?

How are these, decent choices?
1. Ram
2. Hard Drives
3. Video Card
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So, more ram, 2 7200.11 H.D in raid and a video card would bring this machine justice?

How are these, decent choices?
1. Ram
2. Hard Drives
3. Video Card
Theartist, I don't have any experience with that OCZ memory but the video card and hard drives should treat you well. Just remember there is no redundancy with two drives in RAID 0. Also if your running Windows XP 32bit, you will not see more then 3.25 - 3.5GB of memory.

Good luck with your purchase
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