New build help to replace broken PC
Hi Everyone. In my other thread I described how my b-in-law fried his PC. We are now going to replace the box, not the peripherals. He's looking to spend about $400CAD. He doesn't game. The PC will really only be for checking email, Facebook and that kind of stuff. I think he'd get more for his money with an AMD based PC (but correct me if i'm wrong). And he doesn't want to replace the peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse) so he'll need old skool connections, RGB for the monitor and PS2 for the keyboard/mouse (unless these can come with the box under $400). I would prefer pick up from stores like Canada Computers, PC Village, Tigerdirect since these stores are all driving distance from me. Any suggestions would be very helpful, since i haven't looked at PCs in years.
BTW, i am checking with him to make sure he still has the installation CD for the OS, so we prob won't need that either.
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ [939 Socket] W/ ASUS "A8N-SLI Premium" (OC'd @2.4ghz) | 560W Silverstone Spider PSU | Kingston 1024 MB [512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory | Dual MSI Nvidia GeForce 6600GT 128MB DDR3 128-bit PCIe @555/1111 in SLI | Samsung 19" LCD 930B (8ms) | Western Digital 200 GB SATA II (x2) | LG Dual Format/Double Layer 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive