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The Old Coppermine PIII is hopelessly outdated (pre-AGP graphics, lol ) and needs to retire to the folding farm--I had planned to let my son use it--but it is too slow to be a part of the household media stream--mpegs take forever to transfer and the HDD is tiny and slow (the Asus CLUS2 is none too swift either) so I now have an excuse to build another PC

My wife will flip if I build another $3000 rig so....

What could be cheaper than a Smithy 805 Pentium D ($140) riding on a Gigabyte GA-8VM800PMD ($53) with 2 x 512 DDR2 533 Corsair ValueRAM ($79) spinning a 300 gig Maxtor SATA w/ 16MB cache ($105) in an Antec Minuet II slim case and wrangling removable media with an NEC DVD/CD +/-RW ($36).

A complete Dual Core PC--Case, PSU, RAM, HDD, CPU, Mobo (Onboard Graphics and Sound) and a DVD Burner for less than $500 ($476.98).

I have an ATI AIW 9600 that might fit (with a riser card) so TV/VIVO etc. could be in the mix for free.

I have the order lined up on Newegg (of course) and would appreciate some reponses from ya'll re: the component choices (this is for a kid remember--no serious gaming yet--he's only 2) the case choice, etc. Primarily it'll be used as a TV/video storehouse/viewer with some educational stuff going on as well.

Everything will be run at stock speeds with stock cooling.

Thanks in advance!

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Looks like a pretty decent build, I'd however get stand alone sound though.

For the purpose you are proposing I'd go with the onboard video too.
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Yeah I plan to go that route. But I want to transfer a mess of VCR to the HDD and will need either a Video Capture card or the AIW to do that--unless there is some better way...
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I was searching video capture cards and thereare few 1/2 height cards available. Any good vendors for PCI Card Risers? (so I can use a full size card in a tiny case?) I'm trying to think of everything I need....
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You may want to consider the performance difference between a single core 800 MHz FSB CPU than a dual core 533 MHz FSB one. Dual cores aren't well utilized by applications at this point in time, and by the time software developers catch up to the hardware, the 805 will be several generations behind the times. For about $40 more, you could get a 631, which has been shown to be a killer CPU so far.

That would take the build over the $500 mark, but the performance gain may well be worth it.
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I was wondering if that pokey FSB of the 805 would be a handicap--I figured the dual core would be good for allowing large file transfers without bogging down basic desktop functionality. I got that result with HT--so I figured Dual Core would be even better.

I am looking at the 631 right now to see what i think about that...thanks!
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116004

reviews have it a cool running version of the 3.0--I'm looking into mobo, etc, now--might go ATX to keep it simple.
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did you forget an os?

would be smart to get one ^^

also i am thinking on building a pc my first. and i could probaly use some help with some stuff. like compadablity and such. if anyone would like to give me some info id love it. not sure what i want and i dont have a cash flow atm! so.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116004

reviews have it a cool running version of the 3.0--I'm looking into mobo, etc, now--might go ATX to keep it simple.
The mobo you selected earlier seemed to be very solid for the price. I was very surprised when I checked out the manufacturer's website and saw that it was compatible with just about every CPU out there including the newest stuff out. There are certainly better boards out there, but your tight budget could quickly get out of hand if you start adding $30-$50 per component (yeah yeah, I know, I suggested the first $45 increase ).
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