Forgive me in advance if a ramble or carry on, I've still got quite a bit of benadryl in my system so I am loopy as hell.
As part of my Mother's Day hoopla yesterday, I decided to ressurect an old Asus K8N-E Deluxe/Athlon 64 3400+ Build for my mom to use, because the Dell she was using is literally from 1999 (not kidding), and lags all the heck when she's trying to use it for things that she does. Mostly internet browsing & Netflix streaming. Unfortunately, it seems that the K8N-E Deluxe/3400+ combo has "issues". I installed a fresh copy of Windows on a new drive for it (XP, because that's all she really needs and I have like 3 keys for it I no longer use), and it has been showing symptoms I don't really have the patience to diagnose. Random reboots, BSODs, during updates and such. Apparently my dad spent some time trying to fix it to no avail last night... so thusly here I am asking for...
A cheap, non-gaming computer build. I am thinking and AMD/Bulldozer Quad Core will be more than enough for her daily needs, preferably with 4GB of RAM or so. As I am only semi-familiar with AMD stuff, I'd appreciate any suggestions y'all have!
I'm thinking something along the lines of a 970 chipset, with an FX-4100 processor, or maybe even a Phenom II if they're cheaper. Keep in mind, it doesn't need to be anything but mediocre, as all it's being used for is web browsing, PERHAPS some browser gaming, and netflix streaming.
I'll need the whole kit & cabootle, from the CPU on down to the case and PSU, as well as a DVD drive (to install stuff and possibly watch movies from), so here's a list of what will be needed:
Case & any additional fans it may need
Things I already have:
Budget: ~$500 or less preferably
Also, size doesn't matter, and it doesn't really HAVE to have a video card, as I have a few laying around that I can stick in there (9600GT, GT 430) that will be perfectly fine for what she's using it for.
Edited by Honey Badger, 14 May 2012 - 11:32 PM.