Originally Posted by Snake2135
For one, that CPU will not work because of the 800 FSB. If you look at the specs on the MB it tells you it only supports Pentium 4 HT, Pentium D, and Celeron D with a 400/533 FSB option. As for the RAM, it should be fine. The mobo supports up to 2GB DDR-400. If you're looking for cheap, go with AMD. They are just as good for this type of situation anyway. You could get a dual-core A64 3800+ @ 2GHz
Here's my recommended setup:
(get 2 for 1GB)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ @ 2GHz
As for the OS, stick with XP, it's really all she would need. This M/B is Vista certified however.
Your grand total: $135.95
I am not 100% positive about the RAM, NewEgg's Specs are not particularly detailed as it does not tell me what memory is supported, it only says memory standard. Go to Crucial and look up that motherboard to confirm.
Overkill! My computer is worse than that (AMD 64 3000+, 1.5GB DDR Ram), and I do MUCH more than check my email... I somtimes have 15+ Chrome tabs open, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, MSN, Winamp and More open at the same time.
Sure, it can get a LITTLE slow when I'm doing all that... But my point remains. That processor & the ram is overkill!
Originally Posted by ssc456
it would prbably be cheaper to jus grab a cheap P4 off of ebay. i got my sis a P4 with 512Mb RAM 40Gb hardrive i small for factor so low power consumption and quiet for £40 thats about $80.
I was under the impression that P4's where VERY power hungry! I might be wrong, though.