Well my friend's old computer just died, so he asked me to build a new one as cheap as possible.
Can anyone tell me if the following would work fine? He only needs to use it for word processing, webcam, burning and internet browsing. Maybe watching DVD's.
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Dual Core Processor AM2 2.2GHZ 2X512KB 65W 65NM Retail Box
Mobo: Biostar TF7050-M2 GF7050PC mATX AM2 DDR2 PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 HDMI Video Sound Gbe Motherboard
RAM: Mushkin HP PC2-6400 HP2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-5-4-11 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
DVD: Samsung SH-S203B Black SATA DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL 18X/12X INT DVD Writer OEM W/ Vista SW
(I've always gotten LG for myself so I'd like to try a different brand)
That comes out to ~$250 without tax and before price match...
1) How's the motherboard? What does the added HDMI do?
2) Case and PS... dunno what's good but cheap. Antec maybe?
3) I've never built mATX before... do ATX PS work in mATX cases?
4) RAM - it's either that or pay $10 more for Patriot Extreme 4-4-4, but since he isn't going to be gaming I don't think timings matter too much?