Newsih compy for my parents.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Steevo, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

    I am building a new system for my parents to get them out of the 66Mhz FSB era.

    They have a copy of XP upgrade and a 120Gb HDD. I have a X800GTO AGP. I would like to spend less then $250 on the rest. So far I have found.

    Linkworld case with 430W PSU, Black. $23.99
    Foxconn 748K7 Mobo $34.00
    Corsair Value RAM DDR400 2X 256Mb $40.50
    AMD Sempron 2400+ Retail $80.00
    Lite-On CD-R, DVD DL $40.99

    Any suggestions? Complaints?

    I already feel bad about the case and PSU, but people seem to like it.
  2. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

    Fife; Scotland
    Semprons are good processors - i have the 2800+ and its a dream :D mind you, my dual channel 1GB DDR2700 might help with all that :p
  3. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

    No Complaints Just some suggestions to look at.

    Super Case PC-194KM
    Comes with USB keyboard and mouse.
    On sale right now at Microcenter for $39.99 was $59.99, I just bought one last week thinking about building a system for my granddaughter (6 yrs old).
    It's a decent case I've been messing with it all morning.

    Sony Cd-DVD RW-DL $38.99 with 25pk free Verbatim CDR Media and free shipping. Newegg #DW-Q30A BK-OEM
    There nice drives I have two of them for cheaper systems and they seem to work better that two other brand name retail DVD burners I have in other systems.
    Newegg Sony drive

    Boxed Sempron Processor 2600+ at Microcenter on sale for $77.99
    Microcenter Sempron

    ABIT KV-85 Socket 754 mATX at microcenter on sale for $55.99 with onboard lan,audio and video.
    Microcenter Board

    On the memory I think I would just go with 1Gb from the start. CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) at Newegg for $76.25
    Newegg Memory

    If you buy from both places it's not much more than you wanted to spend even with the extra memory. About $45.00 it looks like.