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Old 02-07-2008, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My old NF-7 V2 fried the other week. I decided to start from scratch with a very limited budget set by my wife, since we already have a laptop. I had just bought a:

WD1600AAJB 160GB from Newegg and hadn't installed it yet.
I also some usable parts I suppose from the old system:
GIGABYTE GV-R92128DH Radeon 9200 128MB
Antec Solution SLK3700AMB ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350Watt (SL350) Supports motherboards up to a standard ATX Antec.com - Solution Series

I need a basic motherboard. No gaming other than my daughters Disney games. I might in the future decide to use the computer to put my old VHS tapes onto DVDs. Not sure if this makes a difference. But I suppose it will. Other than that I just use it for bills and Internet browsing. Any recommendations? It can even have a built in video card. Remember....my wife is a penny pincher so nothing extravagant. Thanks

Also how about a good DVD drive that I can use to watch and burn DVDs?

I was very good a few years ago with keeping up with technology, but recently I have been out of the loop.

I forgot to include brands. No preference.
I do like to shop at Newegg.
I also use Windows XP.
Money....again..technology has passed me. I bought the NF-7 for $66.00 so i have no clue.
No overclocking.

My video card is probably outdated so an onboard is fine.

Not sure if my power supply is powerful enough.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I assume you have an AMD processor based on your sig.

MOBO: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA69GM-S2H AM2 AMD 690G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

PSU: Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC ATX 430W Power Supply 115/ 230 V - Retail

DVD Drive: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

Total of around $130 with mir's. That mobo has pretty good onboard video. Your PSU may be enough, but that one is more powerfull and it's only like $30.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Those are outdated parts, your better off buying some new stuff

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 LE-1620 2.4GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 45W Single-Core Processor - Retail

you could get the semprons if you want to save around 10 bucks

Dual-Core: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
45w dual-core:
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350 Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

Single core should be enough for your disney games.
Ram:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

If you want to cheap out some more, get the 256x2 kit.
since were keeping the power comsumption low, your old PSU will work.
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Outdated?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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well only the radeon 9200 i mean
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ohhhhhhhh.
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Thanks guys. any more ideas for a mobo/cpu? I am up for all ideas? I can spend about $400.00 for all my parts. So a good mobo/cpu should be affordable. Thanks
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