Here is what I came up with so far based on the suggestions made.
Case: Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
not really set on this case, seems to be one of the cheaper ones. I noticed this one the PSU mounts on the bottom. Would there be any disadvantages over a top mounted PSU?
CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
MOBO: Newegg.com - BIOSTAR MCP6P M2+ 6.X AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 / nForce 430 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
What about a CPU cooler, I have an Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro from my build that I am not using. Would I be able to use that with any of these motherboards?
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A77TD Pro AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Again, I am not to sure on this section. I am open to suggestions. Most likely no overclocking will be done if that makes a difference. I just want something that is reliable. One thing that I have noticed is alot of motherboards have a memory standard of DDR3. Would DDR2 memory be compatible in these boards?
RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Desktop Memory
Again, I am open to suggestions. I think 4gb's is going to be too expensive. I can always upgrade later on down the road. I am definitely not going below 2gb's.
GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N940-LR GeForce 9400 GT 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
I do have an old ATI card that is not being used. It is an Radeon x600. I may use this card to save money. If I do buy a card, it will most likely be an Nvidia card.
DVD: Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Writer - Bulk - LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners
HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
OS: Don't know for sure yet. May stick with XP for now. If I were to buy Windows 7, what is the difference between Home Premium and Professional?
The total for this buying off of Newegg minus OS is $537 with a $20 rebate(hate rebates
I may buy the HDD and PSU off of ebay. I can get the HDD for $33.98 and the PSU for $50.50 or I can make an offer for a savings of about $15.
So it looks like it is going to be around $600. Man, I was hoping to spend a little less than that. Is there any place where I can cut costs without reducing performance?
Thanks for the help so far.
Ste, you must have posted while I was posting. The problem with reusing the old hard drives and cd drives is they are IDE interface. Would I be able to use IDE drive in a SATA machine? I think IDE is one reason his machine is slow.