Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: where ever the gubam...
head over to anandtech.com or overclock.net
both the forums and main page of anandtech have a lot to offer, as well as some pricing/build guides for different ranges. 150-300 total is not going to get you much, if anything at all capable of gaming better than your current rig. try and put together around 700-800 if you can and you should be good from there. a little less could do it, but that'd be better. then again, my next pc build is going to run me ~2000 so I don't have a lot of experience putting together the lower spectrum systems. also, check some classifieds and the for sale subforums at both anand and overclock. often times you'll find people selling a full rig for that range, or parting it out. good luck.