my buddy got his stimulus check and wants to finally upgrade his socket A system. we'll be reusing as much of his old stuff as possible (case, harddrive, dvd burner). his cap is $600 but i already picked out a good power supply which cuts it down to $500 left. and spending less is always better. here are the other parts i was considering... motherboard: ASUS M3N-HD HDMI (nvidia 750a) $175 GIGABYTE GA-MA770-DS3 (AMD 770) $95 processor: Athlon X2 4850e (2.5GHz, 45W) $90 memory: G.SKILL 2 x 2GB DDR2 800 $80 video card: ECS 9600GT 512MB $140 I've always been the go-to computer guy among my friends and built his current comp years ago. and i've always been an AMD + nvidia guy which still pretty much holds true. i say pretty much because i know current Intel offerings are generally a better option. but i don't really know much about them or the available chipsets. his priority is gaming (battlefield 2, in particular) which is why i have the 750a board there with it's SLI for future-proofing. but the board/chipset is still very new. makes me nervous. so what is a good Intel cpu/motherboard/memory combo for roughly $300?