This computer is used for very basic surfing, word processing and email. I have built two other AMD based computers that have performed very well. I should be able to reuse the case, power supply and drives. All I need is to change the mobo, RAM and CPU. A quick look around shows that for $50 I can get an AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640 Socket AM2 Processor, 2.6 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache process that would run rings around that old P4 1.2.
What suggestions do people have for a cheap but well built mobo(ATX case)/cpu combination that would fulfill these needs for a few more years? All drives to be reused are some version of ATA.