What cpu, ram, psu, motherboard do you have now?
My friend has an old HP that we can salvage some parts from:
graphics card: ATI Radeon 9800
hard drive: Maxtor ATA/133 120 GM
CD drive: Liteon
Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Windows XP oem
She wants to keep the cost as cheap as possible, but yet have a reliable system for typing term papers, surfing the web and e-mail.
Any suggestions for CPU (prefer AMD), RAM, CASE, PSU, MOTHERBOARD?