Well not really old... These are the parts I have laying around now (I just need a few more):
I have this old motherboard collecting dust... M2N68-AM SE2
It still works, i just upgraded it a few months ago. The on-board video with the old MoBo I have stopped working for some reason so I'm going to need a basic GPU.
I have a 300W PSU sitting around in working order.
I have a basic mid-tower case.
15" LCD Monitor.
Win XP home retail version.
I also have a semi-ok DVD-ROM/CD-R drive. (I still may buy a new one just in case)
I'm going to need a basic CPU, HDD, a mediocre to low end GPU and some average DDR2 RAM. I want to make it into a work station for the kids (Internet, homework, some basic kid games etc...) without it being super slow, but I'm not looking for a gaming rig or anything. The other tower I had for them crapped out on them finally.
I plan on buying these parts for it. Please let me know if you see any issues.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT667D2
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Kuma 2.8GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core Desktop Processor AD785ZWCJ2BGH - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N84STC-512I GeForce 8400 GS Supporting up to 512MB(128MB 64-bit GDDR3 onboard) PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
I want to keep this around $150...
Any thoughts or revisions?