I bought my self some "new" gear last summer.
Tought it was a cheap deal and im fairly happy with it.
So I got me now:
AMD 2600+ , Epox 8RDA+ , 1GB RAM
But the real bottleneck is the graphic card,
so im about to start looking for a good card which is 8+AGP,
maybe with TV out and muchos bells and whistles.
I dont mind if its ATI or nVidia, but it has to kick some butt.