Originally Posted by thehybridpyro
ive decided to try keep it under $500 cuz im a poor @$$ teen
Intel Pentium D 805 $134
pqi POWER Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2-533 $115
eVGA Geforce 7600GS $124
That is a pretty serious computer for $500... Unfortionately those prices are after some rebates, so you are going to have to get the rents to lend you some money until you get the rebates back.
You other options are going for 1GB of memory and then the 7600GT, or you can go for 1GB and the 820. It really depends on what you do. I looked that the 7600GS and 7600GT for a while, and they pretty much are the same card. The only difference is the GDDR3 and GDDR2. But I do not think that is going to make a huge difference in this application. The performace difference between the 820 and 805 is also minimal, while you will see a significant performance boost from 1GB to 2GB in load time, game performance, application responsiveness.
Do you do a lot of gaming?