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Now when i have a good gaming PC, i'm thinking of what i could do of my old PC.

And then it hit me, a media station! The PC can stream 720P and that's pretty much enough for movies, so i'm rebuilding it to a media station.

The PC is the one in my profile with the name "old PC". The things i need to fix is the fan on the AMD card, it's broken. New PSU since the old one wont do it. The motherboard is for like, PCI express 1 or something. I think that's enough.

I want to give like.. 20 bucks in upgrade for this, the processor is doing well. (Even though it's a 3core).

Anyways, some suggestions please? Something i really need to change?
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Wireless old Keyboard. 230 W unmarked PSU. Packard Bell Media Station (Small tower). Wireless Old Mouse 
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Finlux 38" TV Sound. 
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Harmony
(16 items)
 
School Laptop
(5 items)
 
Old PC.
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k ASrock Z87 Fatal1ty Professional Sapphire Radeon 7970 Ghz Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung SSD 830 Series 128 GB Western Digital Desktop Black 1TB Seagate Barracuda Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Pro. BenQ 24" G2450HM BenQ 24" GL2450 LED Ducky Zero, Brown Cherry MX Brown switches. 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair RM1000 80+ Gold NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Saiph 3200 QH-85 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Turion(tm) Neo X2 Dual Core Processor L625 ... ATI Radeon 3200 2 GB 300 GB 
OS
Windows 7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 64 x3 8450 Some REALLY old shit, it's like.. PCI express 1... ATI Radeon HD 4650 Kingstons (I think it is). DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda A broken fan. Windows Vista Home Premium Samtron 19" / Finlux 38" TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless old Keyboard. 230 W unmarked PSU. Packard Bell Media Station (Small tower). Wireless Old Mouse 
Audio
Finlux 38" TV Sound. 
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I was using a similar system with Athlon 64 x2 4000+ @2.1, 2GB DDR2, Radeon HD 5450 (main difference, but still around a $30 card) and Vista for my 1080p HTPC and fileserver until recently. The only reason I changed it was wanting to use it for Steam with the "Big Picture" update.

It should work great for you, though if you were to get even the cheapest of modern video cards you would have the advantage of HDMI with audio pass through.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon XP 1800+ ABIT KG7 ASUS GeForce3 Ti500 1536MB DDR 400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
40GB IDE 7200RPM 30GB IDE 7200RPM Sony DVD-RW Drive LG DVD-ROM 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance 120.3 Radiator Swiftech MCP655-B Evercool CPU block Zalman ZM-NWB1 Northbridge Water Block 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
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Hmm, and the PSU? It stands 230 W wich sounds extreamly low.. Even for an old PC.
Harmony
(16 items)
 
School Laptop
(5 items)
 
Old PC.
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k ASrock Z87 Fatal1ty Professional Sapphire Radeon 7970 Ghz Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung SSD 830 Series 128 GB Western Digital Desktop Black 1TB Seagate Barracuda Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Pro. BenQ 24" G2450HM BenQ 24" GL2450 LED Ducky Zero, Brown Cherry MX Brown switches. 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair RM1000 80+ Gold NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Saiph 3200 QH-85 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Turion(tm) Neo X2 Dual Core Processor L625 ... ATI Radeon 3200 2 GB 300 GB 
OS
Windows 7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 64 x3 8450 Some REALLY old shit, it's like.. PCI express 1... ATI Radeon HD 4650 Kingstons (I think it is). DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda A broken fan. Windows Vista Home Premium Samtron 19" / Finlux 38" TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless old Keyboard. 230 W unmarked PSU. Packard Bell Media Station (Small tower). Wireless Old Mouse 
Audio
Finlux 38" TV Sound. 
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Harmony
(16 items)
 
School Laptop
(5 items)
 
Old PC.
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k ASrock Z87 Fatal1ty Professional Sapphire Radeon 7970 Ghz Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung SSD 830 Series 128 GB Western Digital Desktop Black 1TB Seagate Barracuda Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Pro. BenQ 24" G2450HM BenQ 24" GL2450 LED Ducky Zero, Brown Cherry MX Brown switches. 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair RM1000 80+ Gold NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Saiph 3200 QH-85 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Turion(tm) Neo X2 Dual Core Processor L625 ... ATI Radeon 3200 2 GB 300 GB 
OS
Windows 7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 64 x3 8450 Some REALLY old shit, it's like.. PCI express 1... ATI Radeon HD 4650 Kingstons (I think it is). DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda A broken fan. Windows Vista Home Premium Samtron 19" / Finlux 38" TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless old Keyboard. 230 W unmarked PSU. Packard Bell Media Station (Small tower). Wireless Old Mouse 
Audio
Finlux 38" TV Sound. 
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