Need help for father's day

Hey all,
Father's day is getting near(I know mother's day is first) and my dad's pc is in dire need of replacement. This was the pc we bought that had ME on it. It is a P3 933 Mhz 8O. It was our family computer, then I b****ed enough to get a decent dell for the family, so he started to use the old one for work. It is in sorry shape, and no one believes me that it needs to be formated. For god's sake its hd is almost full just from putting in XP and having 4 profiles. I think its near 10-15 min to boot now.

Anyways, I have built myself and my uncle's family a computer so I know how to build current computers fine, however I want to build a budget rig for my dad otherwise my mom won't spring for it.

I am basically stuck at the mobo. It needs to be a socket 939. I prefer Asus. I do not know what is cheap because it sucks, and what is cheap because it is old. If someone could suggest a good budget mobo (doesn't hafta be Asus) that is a socket 939. Worst case price wise I have found the A8N-e made by Asus. I have the sli version of that mobo so I know I like em.

Thanks,
Daniel
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    Hey all,
    Father's day is getting near(I know mother's day is first) and my dad's pc is in dire need of replacement. This was the pc we bought that had ME on it. It is a P3 933 Mhz 8O. It was our family computer, then I b****ed enough to get a decent dell for the family, so he started to use the old one for work. It is in sorry shape, and no one believes me that it needs to be formated. For god's sake its hd is almost full just from putting in XP and having 4 profiles. I think its near 10-15 min to boot now.

    Anyways, I have built myself and my uncle's family a computer so I know how to build current computers fine, however I want to build a budget rig for my dad otherwise my mom won't spring for it.

    I am basically stuck at the mobo. It needs to be a socket 939. I prefer Asus. I do not know what is cheap because it sucks, and what is cheap because it is old. If someone could suggest a good budget mobo (doesn't hafta be Asus) that is a socket 939. Worst case price wise I have found the A8N-e made by Asus. I have the sli version of that mobo so I know I like em.

    Thanks,
    Daniel



    If you can deal with crappy onboard sound, look at the ASRock Dual939 SATA II board. I have this motherboard, and its nice because it has both AGP and PCI-E. You can do some overclocking with it, and the best part is the price- $66 from Newegg.

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813157081

    EDIT:
    Or, if your father does not game at all, consider this board:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813157085
    Same price, except it has onboard Geforce 6100 graphics so it gets you out of a buying a video card altogether.
  2. MSI 761GM2-V Socket 939 SiS 761 GX Micro ATX $59 shipped, that is the cheapest s939 mobo I have used in a build. Integrated VGA is crappy but you can get PCIE to get your game on.

    If you need a PS for it this is pretty cheap, quiet, powerful and good quality.
    SPARKLE ATX-400PN-B204 ATX 12V 2.0 400W $41 shipped @ ewiz
  3. thanks a bunch guys,
    I will loook into those when I get home. I hate these website filters at this school. Stupid things block babel fish translator so I can't get past it...

    Edit** that was a great help!!

    This is what I came up with-
    Mobo-
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813157085

    Cpu-
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103537

    Ram-
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145440

    The PSU is a 380 Watt in the case.

    The on board will work great. The most he has ever gotten thouroughly addicted to is gran turismo with me on my ps2, and gunbound. (yep my dad was a gunbound junkie b4 the new version came out and it was too much for the old pc)
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