I'm gonna buy individual parts and set up my own computer. I already have 1 gig ram so I will not focus on buying anymore ram (but if you advice to get more...). Video card is just 256 mb so I'm planning to upgrade it. Processor is a sure upgrade from 2.4 ghz and so will be the motherboard. Of course, because I have only 40 gb hdd, I plan on buying a new one with greater size. I plan to keep all other accessories (monitor/lcd, mice, keys, etc).
I'm more of a gamer/multimedia type user. I multitask a lot. So, here come the questions.
What Processor should I go for? Which among the processors are good for gaming and multimedia?
What graphics card do you recomment? (And I hope it is compatible with vista).
Should I get more ram?
What parts should I prioritize (processor/mainboard, graphics or ram)?
How much would your recommended parts approximately cost?