new builds for kids. any probs with this set up?

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If its within your budget, the Gigabyte with the 785G chipset has more options for future upgrades.... its $90 :(
Also, its onboard graphics is faster than the 740G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128397

For $5~7 more, get a 500GB HD from Seagate. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395
250GB could end up being limiting.

The AMD X2 6000 is quite old... AM2 is being phased out.... get his one, its $58 X2 240: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103688
Its cooler and includes a cooling fan and warranty

The Antec 300, better cooling or this other CM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...129042&cm_re=antec_300-_-11-129-042-_-Product
$40 CM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119203 (comes in blue, red or silver trim)
Various Thermaltakes: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ption=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=

Since the board and CPU are AM3, you'll need at least 2 GB of DDR3 RAM (about $50)

Is gaming in this computers future?

Check all combo deals...
 

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yea, they will be gaming, i dont know to what extreme. i was hoping to be able to pull the vid cards and wifi cards from their other comps and use them. i dont remember what they are right now. i think the vids are 512 evga and the wifi are cisco g.
 

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As long as the old cards are not AGP! The board you got does not have an AGP slot.

I agree with Compiler on the HD, Mobo and CPU.
 
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None of todays boards support AGP. If the older computers are really really old, the onboard could be better.

You can get away with about $60~80 for a low-end gaming card... which are more powerful than the $500 from 4 years ago.
 
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