2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Board: Intel Corporation D845EPT2 AAA83422-107
Serial Number: CN04P6154811129B01V3
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. A03 07/18/2002
480.11 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
5.82 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
DVD-ROM DVD-16X6S [CD-ROM drive]
SONY DVD RW DRU-800A [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
2048 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 1024 MB
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT [Display adapter] AGP
My goal is to get a system that can play Grand Theft Auto IV easily and has future upgrade abilities. I don't do much gaming, only buying a game a year or so.
Based on my very limited knowledge I'm thinking I'll probably end up getting a new motherboard, processor and video card. I'm hoping to keep the total price below 500$ if possible.
So does anybody have some suggestions for what suits my needs?