The reason I chose the 478 motherboard is because the broken computer has the Intel D865PERL board and I want to troubleshoot the broken computer. If only one part (cpu, MB or memory) is broken, I can replace that and have two working computers instead of dumping it out. I was going to use a new build to troubleshoot which of the three parts need replacing. Plus, I can't bring myself to dump a good computer, if I can only find out which part is broken. I still have an old PIII computer that is still working and being used, except that Pentium III CPU (slot A) is not stable at 800mhz anymore but at 400mhz.
I might be able to convince my bro to get this computer since it's better and about the same price with windows XP OEM.
Looks like I convinced my bro to buy the suggested computer parts. I have one questions is 400w enough for future upgrades? or should I get this one? Newegg.com - Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply 115/230 V TUV, UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC - Retail