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Old 01-29-2007, 09:16 PM   #1
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Hi - My friend came up to me today - and asked me if I could build a computer for his 5 years old daughter(she will be mostlikely playing little kiddie games)- he gave me his old computer and told me to "make it work"

I take a look at it - and It's pretty ancient - well ,: Intel 3 @500mhz , Working Harddrive, 3dfx Voodoo Banshee Videocard, 200W PSU,230MB mem,CD-ROM reader,soundcard etc... -

He gave me his budget ---> $150

I was thinking of upgrading MOBO, Video Card, Memory,and Processor - hopefully that PSU will handle everything afterall - The PSU is some "Sparkle Power" FSP200-61GT" -


I was browsing newegg - and came up with this -
MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16813138247
comer as a combo with this CPU - http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819104245

VideoCard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127148

and 512MB mem - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145026

Hoping that PSU will be alright with it - Here are the specs -

INPUT: 115/230V~, 7/4A, 60/50Hz
OUTPUT : 200W
+3.3V=14.0A, +5Vsb=0.8A
+5V=21.0A, -5V=0.3A
+12V=7.0A, -12V=0.5A
FUSE RATING: 5A, 250V ~

Anyone has any other suggestions for MOBO,SPU,VGA,RAM,(psu) ???

It will be greatly appreciated

Please bear in mind that this is low-end system for a child _

Thank You
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:23 PM   #2
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I would go for an Athlon 64 over a Sempron if he can afford it. Other than that, since it's for a little kid, it should be fine.
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:37 PM   #3
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Yea- i personally would prefer Athlon as well - but the budget is very tight

Do you think there will be significant difference in gaming performance in the Athlon over the Sempron ???
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Yea- i personally would prefer Athlon as well - but the budget is very tight

Do you think there will be significant difference in gaming performance in the Athlon over the Sempron ???
not a difference a 5 year old would notice
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:19 PM   #5
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pretty nice for price and what was wrong with the p3 desktop

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Yea- i personally would prefer Athlon as well - but the budget is very tight

Do you think there will be significant difference in gaming performance in the Athlon over the Sempron ???
cos its for a 5 year old kinda games you realy are not looking at any performance issues , that p3 would run childs games easily

o btw you in the uk
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:42 PM   #6
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no - I"m in US (michigan)
Thx for replies guy
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