Alright so I have recently become obsessed with building a computer to be used for gaming. More specifically a budget gaming machine. Im willing to get creative and want to make it as cost effective as possible while still being powerful. Im open to most ideas as long as I understand what I am doing so this is what I came up with so far. I found my old Compaq s6300nx lying around that didnt turn on. After a few test I figured out it was just the power supply that was shot and that was cheap and would need to be replaced anyway. So my plan is to use the case, the hard drive and the DVD and floppy drives from the compaq. I want to install a new motherboard, Cpu, graphics card, power supply and memory.
Now my research has told me I might run into a few problems with this method(heat and the way compaq sets things up)
Problem, you are missing a cpu cooler. Also, Rosewill isn't known to be great for power supplies. Where are you from? If you have a place called Microcenter nearby, I would recommend checking there. They've got a special right now if you grab a processor, such as an Athlon II x4 processor, you can get a free board.
For less than the price of the Athlon x4 I showed you with board on newegg, you can get a Phenom 2 x4 and a board. Also, if you've got problems, no hassles. You just bring it in, they take care of you. Even if you buy something and it goes on sale like 2 weeks later, you go in and they will adjust it. I get 90% of my electronics through them. Vs with newegg, I've known people who ordered parts and had a restocking fee charged on stuff that newegg shipped out that didn't work. Deal with newegg if you want, they've got good prices, but since I've got a microcenter about an hour away too, definitely dealing with them. The drive for me is worth it.
Edit....I know the cheap bundles have cheap boards, but you can go up to better boards. I think they've got a deal too, anytime you buy a processor and a mainboard, they take 40 off the board price. But you'd have to call them if you decide to go that route.