I'm a gamer too. I just got myself a new system, and I'm waiting for it in the mail in no time.
I really don't know how deep you want to go, but there are good deals out there. There is lots of info about new hardware.
Changing to the P4 3.0 will help a lot. Your Vid Card has CineFX 3.0 Shading Architecture, thats a requirement for new games, but has no DirectX10 capability and it's AGP 8X I guess. RAM get Corsair
, IMO the best there is for gaming. Money is a very important factor here, cause a good Vid Card for gaming will go over $300, Good RAM will go over $100. But if you go and look for things that are not like in the top of the list you can get a great piece of hardware $100 less than the best one there is. And still be able to play not giving too many advantage to peeps that can spend lots of money in their systems.
My suggestion is what I did, I got myself a new MotherBoard, a CPU , some RAM and a New Vid card. I will use the Hard Drive of my old Rig and the the Power Supply. I'm even going to use the same case, monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc. That involved $800+ though.
I get my stuff from two places in the net. I have some local shops but they don't really have the best hardware, but they surely have high prices, I live in Mexico. NewEgg.com
NewEgg will not ship outside the States, TigerDirect will ship out the USA (155 dollars plus customs).
Check the limitations of your current hardware and see how much can you upgrade. Review how much you will spend in upgrading and in getting a new rig maybe using some things you already own, and put it in a balance, sometimes it's cheaper to just get a new PC, but sometimes it is not. You would be amazed how much your "Gaming Experience"
(I love that phrase) will change just by upgrading. I live in Mexico so I don't have local retailers to go, but I'm sure you do and shopping around is always good. You can get really good deals in lots of things.
Good Luck bro...
Edited by ^MavericK!, 25 December 2007 - 06:19 AM.