Building a Computer

Hello, I have a really old computer and I love challenges so i want to turn my old computer to a better computer with a BUDGET of ONLY $200 that can render after effects videos faster MY OLD COMPUTER SPECS ARE:
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/08/05 09:26:43 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.6GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
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Display Devices
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Card name: RADEON 9200 PRO Family (Microsoft Corporation)
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: RADEON 9200 PRO AGP (0x5960)
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I already have a monitor and keyboard and mouse also a operating system. Is this Possible?
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  1. I'd definitely save a bit more - $200 will barely buy the motherboard and CPU these days.
  2. Oh lord, only $200.... Let's see what I can do...

    CPU: AMD A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz ($69)
    Comes w/ integrated GPU

    Mobo: BIOSTAR A55MLV ($54)

    Case: XION XON-180 ($34)

    HDD: Western Digital Blue 500GB ($69)

    PSU: COOLER MASTER Elite 460 (24.99 w/ rebate)

    RAM: G.SKILL 4GB ($19)

    Total: $269
    This is the BARE minimum, not including OS, or anything else. And this build is butt. You'd be 100% better off to save some money spend it on much better parts.
  3. You are right! It is not about the money i just want a challenge how about $400?
  4. http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module147727575

    I forgot who showed me this originally, but it shows the best builds for $ amount of money. $400 is listed on that page.
  5. Heh... if that's an old socket 939 motherboard and it can accept processors other than that sempron, I might be able to help. Need to see if I can find my old DDR memory though.

    -Wolf sends
  6. i have a socket 754!
  7. Seems to be plenty of Socket 754 Athlon 64 3200+ processors available in E-Bay (under $10) and just upgrade the RAM to the motherboard's maximum. You should be able to do all that fairly cheaply.

    -Wolf sends
  8. Get a netbook. It'll be faster than your current build.
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