I'm gonna make a extremely cheapo computer for my room. It needs to be as quite as possible and probably needs to be upgradable. The kinda stuff i was thinking of getting were.
AMD 64bit Sempron 1.8Ghz 256kb L1 cache Socket 754 CPU
512Mb of DDR 400Mhz RAM
Any cheap case that is small but houses a ATX motherboard
80Gb SATA hard drive
Acoustifan Dustproof fan for the chassies and the CPU cooler
Already have keyboard, mouse, screen and speakers
NEC 3550A DVD RW
Cheapo mobo that has SATA and maybe PCI-E
A fanless PSU or a very quite one.
So all I ask is what do you think i should do with this £200 ($400). I'm not sure if to get a socket 939 mobo and processor but this will proabably cost me more. Also do you think i should opt for 1GB of RAM instead or do you think that 512Mb is ample for a system of this spec. I would like to have PCI-E but it's not a must. AGP will be fine for a cheap graphics upgrade. The main thing I am looking for is quiteness. I think that the Dustproof fans are the quitest and that 1 for the CPU and 1 for the chassies should be enough. I may stretch to a maximum of £300 ($600). So any suggestions people ?