I am new to the site, but have done some reading, including the "how to build your own computer". Very helpful site.
I have a Dell dimension E530, that stopped working. I had the flashing yellow start button and no fan on power supply. I replaced the power supply and now I have a solid yellow start button. So after some reading it sounds like it could be the MB or CPU. So I want to try to build my own. I am not really a gamer, just spend time online and burn movies. I would like to try to use some of the componants from my Dell. It has 4 1 gig sticks of ddr2 ram. A good DVD burner, a new 600 watt Power supply, a pretty generic video card which I hope is fine to start with a 80 gig sata HD and a new 200 gig sata HD and a Floppy drive. I also have a LCD monitor a cordless mouse and keyboard. So I am hoping to get away with purchasing just a case, MB and CPU. I have a copy of XP which i got with my Dell. Any recommendations for a MB and CPU? I saw in the "how to" didn't list specifics. I have only ever had Intel, but are AMD's ok? I would like to build something fairly durable that I can upgrade if needed in the future, but don't want to spent $600 dollars.
Thanks in advance.