Coran Fixx wrote:Is that old system a P200 or a 2000 P4?
Other than that, going with a Dell will probably be cheaper, beacuse they basically throw in a free moniter and XP license. Never as much fun though
rollingbones wrote:I heard a rumor that Dell uses refubished parts on there low end systems.I'm not saying this is true,but how in the world can you sell a pc for 300 dollars.
Flying Fox wrote:If it is for general use, those Dell Celeron-D's look pretty good.
Is the old 15" CRT still working fine? May be you can hold on to it a bit longer to cut cost as well?
You can also try building a Celeron-D setup. Those are really cheap. I spec'ed one for my mom a year ago and at that time it was cheaper than AMD's equivalent. Of course now is a different story.
Regarding your case, I would double check if that P200 case is an ATX case. Those were the times when the Great Crossover (TM) from AT to ATX happened. Almost all boards these days are ATX/mATX so it may not work with that case. Not to mention the PSU inside cannot be reused also.