Here is the deal My dad has an old compact 733 Celeron, that is basically used for light gaming, and mainly internet usage. I was thinking that it could be cheaply upgraded to a respectable computer that would last him for several more years. He already bought a brand new Maxtor 80GB 8mb HD last month, and I have an extra 256mb stick of PC2700 ram that I'll give him. I'd like to keep this fairly cheap, say in the ballpark of a $120 give or take some.
I'd like to get this for him before I go to college in Jan. This is what I was thinking I would get:
Athlon Xp 2200 $75
They don't need a fancy Heatsyc/fan, because it won't be overclocked.
As for the motherboard I'm open for all suggestions? The main Catches are that the board has to be MICRO ATX, and the case has 3 pci slots. I don't know, maybe recommend something from this list. It doesn't have to be fancy, mainly just reliable and cheap.
Also My big worry is that I don't know if his power supply would be able to handle this newer set up. I don't know how many watts it is though. What ever stock Celerons came with back then. I guess if necessary I could buy a cheap $20 ATX case with power supply and get an ATX board instead. As that would be a better deal than buying a power supply seperate. But that would only be as a last resort.
Thanks for any and all advice.