Hey everyone, i have an old emachines 2003 model with and amd athlon xp, its getting tied out. I have a basic knowledge of computers, and have installed memory, case fans, and a new power supply. I would like to build a computer to play some games on nothing high end, and mostly internet surfing. I am a big amd fan, and would like to build something for around 500 dollars. I usually order from new egg, so any suggestions.
Based on price and what you would use it for plus assuming you didn't need a new case, power supply and harddrives etc. Also, this is just a quick check and based on combo deals on newegg and that graphics card probably is over the top for light gaming but that should do everything you need plus some.
The way I read it, you replaced the eMachines PSU (which was an excellent move). As batuchka says though, it would be useful to know what size case you have, and also what PSU you have; not just wattage, but brand/model.