I know there's a lot of these kind of posts, but I am in urgent need of ya'lls help to spec out a budget system. The system is for a friend and his wife who'd Dell Dimension 2400 just went out on them.
We will be scavenging as much as we possibly can from the dell system: monitor, keyboard, mouse, hard drive, etc...
case, MB, ram, vid card, power supply, cd burner, CPU, *whatever else I can't think of, like thermal compound*
Computer will be used for: simple internet surfing, digital camera photos, emailing.... Budget: eh, $500 or less (if possible)
thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to reply, it is greatly appreciated.
There's no need to spend $90 on a video card, I'm guessing there will be very little to no gaming done. A motherboard with AMD's new 780G chipset should be more than sufficient (integrated 8 channel audio + radeon HD 3200 with DX10 support)