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Old 01-29-2007, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi - My friend came up to me today - and asked me if I could build a computer for his 5 years old daughter(she will be mostlikely playing little kiddie games)- he gave me his old computer and told me to "make it work"

I take a look at it - and It's pretty ancient - well ,: Intel 3 @500mhz , Working Harddrive, 3dfx Voodoo Banshee Videocard, 200W PSU,230MB mem,CD-ROM reader,soundcard etc... -

He gave me his budget ---> $150

I was thinking of upgrading MOBO, Video Card, Memory,and Processor - hopefully that PSU will handle everything afterall - The PSU is some "Sparkle Power" FSP200-61GT" -


I was browsing newegg - and came up with this -
MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16813138247
comer as a combo with this CPU - http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819104245

VideoCard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127148

and 512MB mem - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145026

Hoping that PSU will be alright with it - Here are the specs -

INPUT: 115/230V~, 7/4A, 60/50Hz
OUTPUT : 200W
+3.3V=14.0A, +5Vsb=0.8A
+5V=21.0A, -5V=0.3A
+12V=7.0A, -12V=0.5A
FUSE RATING: 5A, 250V ~

Anyone has any other suggestions for MOBO,SPU,VGA,RAM,(psu) ???

It will be greatly appreciated

Please bear in mind that this is low-end system for a child _

Thank You
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks OK to me, yea I know the PSU is a little weak but you aren't running any high end components though. You'll need new speakers also if you want to use the one on the new motherboard or take the sound card from the old computer.
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Oh - Thx for the quick reply - I actually don't even need the new speaks -
There is some ancient soundcard but I'm sure the on-board will be OK

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Here is a full build for $199. You can use existing parts if you wish.

Case W/PSU: Linkworld Black Case with 430W PSU: $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811164057

Mobo/Processor/Video Set: PC CHIPS Athlon XP 1900: $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813185089

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 80GB: $42
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144102

Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 256MB DDR: $22.49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161615

Optical Drive: LG 52X32X52 CD Burner: $17.50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106042

Speakers: DCT Factory 2.1CH: $7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836131013

Input Device: Rosewill Wireless Keyboard/Mouse USB: $15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823201020

Just use the old copy of 98 or something.
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well here's the thing talldude - i don't think you read my post very well

I don't need new case, speakers etc..- I'm just trying to upgrade old parts - I only need CPU,MOBO,RAM,VGA and possibly new PSU -

About that PSU - I actually found my old PSU from my old system - here it is http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Bestec-B...hines-P-N-1763

would that work alright with the parts I pointed out in my forst post ???

Talldude : Thx anyway for trying
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