im planning on building a new system(for the first time) basically this computer is well beyond it's time, i want to make a pc that can play the upcoming game F.E.A.R.
im looking between ebay and newegg for pieces, but im not sure where to start. i need to know a good motherboard, but one that's not really expensive.
basically i need a computer that would end up with specs of:
cpu: 2.8ghz-3.0ghz pentium 4
ram: 512(1gb if cheap enough)
vid card: 256mb (seen it on ebay for like 100)
harddrive: cheap 20 gig will work (cheapest on newegg was 80 for a 40gb i think)
dvdrw: pretty sure i'll get the $38 from newegg
i lean toward intel more, for the reason that they are currently cheaper than amd, even tho many say amd is pwning intel in raw power. likewise i have read where these chips generate alot of heat and i'm not sure if my case would be a "coffin" to my setup.
my budget, well it's laughable, but with ebay i may just skim it out in time for F.E.A.R launch
any help is much appreciated, i dont know much about building computers so i'm sure school will be fun :-p