on board is sufficient for watching movies and internet browsing and such...
with a low budget go for amd...
look for AMD Athlon II x2 240
and a mobo with 785G chipset because they have hd 4200 onboard video
Cheap & quality don't mix. You get what you pay for.
For your new pc, it's best to get DDR3 cuz DDR2 costs about the same, but is on the way out. That means AM3 socket which may still get new cpus. CM PSUs aren't bad. Again, I can pick out a top-of-the-line psu, but it will cost $300 for the psu alone. Your budget is a constraint. The integrated graphics is fine for even HD playback. Only in Windows though. Linux drivers suck for that gfx. If you run Linux, go with GeForce.
Antec Basiq BP350 350W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply $39.99
i heard antec makes better psu than CM/OCZ
do i really need more than 350w?
No you really don't need more then 350W but for a little more money the OZC is a better value
It features more power and modular cables and is a modern psu ATX12V v2.2.
Overvoltage/OverPower/Short-Circuit protection and uses less power from the wall it's 80+ certified.
1 x 20/24-pin ATX
1 x 4-pin CPU
1 x 8-pin CPU
1 x 6-pin PCI-E
1 x 6+2-pin (8-pin) PCI-E
5 x Peripheral/molex
1 x Floppy
6 x SATA
The Antec is an old ATX12V v2.01 design and uses more power
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4 Pin ATX 12V
4 x Peripheral/molex
1 x SATA
1 x Floppy
Rather useless for a modern computer.
You have a SATA HDD and a SATA OD
Your're already short 1 SATA and would have to buy an adapter.
Ok if your replacing a psu in an 8-10yr old computer.
You might also consider getting a netbook.
Most don't come w/ a DVD drive, but an external DVD drive would be cheap enough.
If you're talking about storing the movies that you want to watch (rather than watching on DVD or downloading short-term rentals) then you might also want an external hard drive as well.
But the up side of going with a netbook is that it probably has all of the power you need. For watching movies etc you can hook it up to an external (larger) monitor / TV, but you get the portability aspect as well... and you can't beat the price of them.