Already did a $1200 build now iam looking to upgrade my old computer for my girlfriend. what i would like to do is keep the hd and windows. been looking at amds apu's since their cheap and will do what she needs to do surfing,mmorpgs. games aion, gw2 , FF realm re born also gonna get a hd 7850 tax season so the video card is not a must atm if i get a decent on board.
also would like to be able to upgrade it down the road.
budget - 500$
dont need - OS , HDD , cd rom (500gb with vista)
Need- Cpu ,Psu ,mobo, small to mid case , 4gb ram (apu would work too the AMD A10 5800K seems nice for the price)
would be nice - good bios on the mobo to overclock and see temps. heat sink , decent airflow case , pink or purple led or case.
open to any brand builds but its just a low-mid gaming pc for now.
Newegg has a pink apevia x-plorer2 case for $75 shipped if you must have it. The link is broken, but you can find it easily on their website. It's actually pretty good, with bottom mount for the power supply.
The board you linked should work fine with the original bios file (you won't have to flash the bios for the cpu to post); the stock amd heatsink will also work if you don't overclock. The corsair 430w ps I linked is also adequate for a low budget build. Vista works on most any board, but you may have to format the drive and reinstall it; you'll just have to try booting up and see if it will reconfigure the device drivers for the board change.