I've been looking at Gigabyte for the MOBO. I saw THIS ONE suggested in another thread.
...and as I was browsing, noted the $127 package shown HERE.
So given my $300 neighborhood constraint, and the system I'm ugrading from, I'm thinking the Pentium D805 could tide me over until prices recede a bit for the core duo's. I'd stay with my collection of IDE drives for the time being, although that's another upgrade area I'd explore soon. At that price for MB + CPU, it leaves more room for RAM and other sundries.
The price point is to counter spousal pressure to get a new low end system. But doing that would get me a lot of redundant giblets. Plus, doing the changeout myself is generally more satisfying, as I'm sure you guys can relate.
Power supply is kind of a wildcard. I can't remember what I have offhand. But after 7 years, probably would be a good idea to start fresh in any case.
Sound like a logical approach?
Edited by Dougger, 11 January 2007 - 12:41 PM.