Suggestions/Critiques wanted on new comp

I am interested in assembly a new computer.

Main usage: DVD backup, few games, surfing.

Budget $400USD.


Motherboard–>Preference: None
CPU–>Preference: None
Memory–>Preference: 1GB
DVD burner–>Preference: BenQ

Current Hardware:

AMD T-Bird 1400
512MB 266DDR
ATI 8500
2x WD 30GB HDD
Liteon 24x CD-burner

Thanks much for your input.

Slightly over by 30 bucks :confused:

Motherboard: Foxconn 755A01-6EKRS

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Boxed)

Memory: Corsair Value Select PC-3200 512Mb * 2

DVD: Benq DW1620


Thanks Diizzy.

I haven’t heard much about Foxconn MBs, are they pretty decent?

Also, you’ve broken the magical $400USD WAF limit.

If you go with an AMD Athlon 64 2800+ (Boxed) instead you’re only 10 bucks above.