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My old NF-7 V2 fried the other week. I decided to start from scratch with a very limited budget set by my wife, since we already have a laptop. I had just bought a:

WD1600AAJB 160GB from Newegg and hadn't installed it yet.
I also some usable parts I suppose from the old system:
GIGABYTE GV-R92128DH Radeon 9200 128MB
Antec Solution SLK3700AMB ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350Watt (SL350) Supports motherboards up to a standard ATX http://www.antec.com...hp?ProdID=93700

I need a basic motherboard. No gaming other than my daughters Disney games. I might in the future decide to use the computer to put my old VHS tapes onto DVDs. Not sure if this makes a difference. But I suppose it will. Other than that I just use it for bills and Internet browsing. Any recommendations? It can even have a built in video card. Remember....my wife is a penny pincher so nothing extravagant. Thanks

Also how about a good DVD drive that I can use to watch and burn DVDs?

I was very good a few years ago with keeping up with technology, but recently I have been out of the loop.

I forgot to include brands. No preference.
I do like to shop at Newegg.
I also use Windows XP.
Money....again..technology has passed me. I bought the NF-7 for $66.00 so i have no clue.
No overclocking.
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you may be able to use some of your old components ...BUT ...your old system uses the nForce2 chipset...which means you will not be able to use the cpu...ram...power supply(maybe) in a new build...and you would also have to buy a new copy of windows because the old version was married to the hardware in your old system...
do you know what component died/fried..you may be able to just swap out the old dead component...
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Hi there,

I'm also going to agree with happyrck here, otherwise you'd pretty much be looking at a new system (which we could help you with also).

I just looked up your motherboard that died, it seems to be a Socket A. Here is a Socket A motherboard on Newegg for $34.99, although it's a different chipset so you'd have to run a repair install of your OS (Windows XP). I can't vouch for the brand-name or the chipset, but there's not a lot of options left for such an old socket.

The Radeon 9200 came in either AGP or PCI, so this motherboard will cater for either.

Also if you want to burn DVDs and don't have a burner already, I strongly recommend Pioneer - I have one and it's top-quality. Here is one from Newegg.

I hope this is helpful.

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Welcome to G2G rockhead21784

Newegg sells 3 socket A motherboards. Unfortunately they're all made by either PC-Chips or Jetway, both of which in my opinion, suck.
Your choice is going to be limited I'm afraid as socket A boards have been phased out, but if you're willing to purchase from somewhere other than newegg then you will be able to find a board that's not PC-Chips or Jetway.

For example, Amazon. They have some Asrock boards (Asrock being one of my personal favourites at the moment!):

Asrock K7VT6-C which is $25 refurbished from a markerplace vendor. Supports up to Athlon XP 3200+.

Asrock K7VT4A Pro which is $27.99 refurbished from marketplace vendor. This supports upto Athlon XP 3200+ and has AGP slot, 5 PCI slots, IDE and sata.

I would need to know more details on the old hardware you intend to re-use in the new system to say for sure, but I suspect it would all work with either of these 2 motherboards.

Re. XP CD and buying a new copy:
If the XP CD you already own is a retail version, then there won't be a problem with it and no need to buy another copy. The retail EULA (license agreement) allows retail versions of XP to be reinstalled on different hardware, so long as it's only installed on one system at any given time.
OEM versions however are another matter as these are tied to the original system.
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