Basically I need an upgrade from my Gateway AMD Athlon. I think it's like 800mhz, 20gig hdd, 128mb of some shitty gateway ram, nvidia 64meg vid card, and my cable internet. I have been getting away with this thing for way too long, since gr 9 and i'm in first year college now. Last year i bought some stuff to put together a new system for myself but ran out of money and soon out of the ambitions to complete it. Well the time has come and I ask you guys to help me out. Sofar i have: case motherboard very crappy ram that i got for 25 bucks can't be worth more than 5 bucks now. processor The mobo is a Msi Kt3 Ultra2. From what i've read it's not the greatest out there but it is fairly decent. Here is a link/specs: http://www.ocworkbench.com/2002/msi/kt3ultra/kt3ultrap1.htm Here is some info on it: CPU - Support Socket A (Socket 462) for AMD® Athlon™ / Athlon XP / Duron™ processor - Support 600MHz up to 2000+ MHz processor and higher Chipset VIA® KT333 (552 BGA) Chipset - FSB @200/266MHz - AGP 4X and PCI Advanced high performance memory controller VIA® VT8233A (376 BGA) Chipset - High Bandwidth V-link Client controller - Integrated Faster Ethernet LPC - Integrated Hardware Sound Blaster/Direct Sound AC97 audio - Ultra DMA 66/100/133 master mode PCI EIDE controller - ACPI FSB 100/133 (200/266)MHz clocks are supported Main Memory -Support six memory banks using three 184-pin DDR DIMMs -Support a maximum memory size up to 3GB -Support 2.5v DDR SDRAM DIMM Now the processor i have is a amd xp 1600+. Back then i bought it for 75bucks. I don't think you can even buy it any more. Should i just junk it and get a xp 2200? Is that the max i can go? Or should i just put in the 1600 and up the fsb on it a bit. I made sure back then when they were nice and new i bought the one that overclocked really well. So pretty much i need a harddrive looking at about 120gig. A decent video card around 100 bucks. What are my options? DDR Ram! The sdram in this pos is killing me. It has nice 6.1 onboard sound so i can live with that. Keyboard/mouse/monitor i can find on my own. Also will need a psu. Any help appreciated.