I'm looking into upgrading my 2004 crapmobile
Right now I have an AMD Athlon XP 3200+, 512mb of RAM, 160gb hard drive, and a dvd burner and cd drive.
I want to upgrade to a machine that can handle Photoshop 7.0, Firefox with many tabs open, and AIM at one time without a hiccup. And when I shut down these programs I want to be able to handle 2004-2006 games(Far Cry, Oblivion, HL2, Steam MP games).
I want to salvage the hard drive, dvd burner, cd drive, and the 512 stick from my current computer. I will probably sell the Athlon XP 3200+ on ebay seeing as they are going for $100-150 and that would easily take about half the chunk of my build. I'm trying to keep my budget at under $350.
Would you recommend getting a new PSU or could my rig actually handle the stock 350 because I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible. Also is there a process that can wipe a hard drive clean? I still have my Windows XP disc, so I just pop that in and format the hard drive, then put that in my new PC? Also should I purchase fans from newegg to keep my PC cool? If so what do you recommend?
Would you recommend these products?
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz Socket AM2 Processor
Rosewill R103A ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 350W Power Supply
BIOSTAR NF4UAM2G Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 AMD Motherboard
Foxconn FV-N76TM2D2 GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 GPU
G.SKILL Value 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) (I would also throw in my 512mb just for the **** of it to have 1.5GB of RAM)
These can all be had at newegg for about $325