I'm upgrading... Help Appreciated

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  1. Astrix

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    So I'm finally junking my PII 350 MHz based machine, and I would really appreciate your help in hitting upon the right components I should go in for. All I'll be keeping is my printer/scanner/webcam/keyboard/mouse/FDD/CD RW/old HDD for backup

    I have no idea about prices, and they would matter when I suggest stuff to my dad, so as far as possible try to give an estimate.

    Do suggest brands/models for:

    processor I want AMD

    motherboard I hear an Asus motherboard would be best?

    RAM DDR, 256MB... 512MB would be great though

    HDD 7200rpm. SATA would be awesome. 80GB should suffice.

    soundcard I have a half duplex one right now, heh. Which one should I go in for? I listen to music with my PC a lot, and I have it hooked up to my music system - will there be a tangible difference in quality?

    video card - I'm not a gamer. I use Photoshop and now that I'm getting an upgrade my bro would be using 3DsMax, Maya and stuff. A decent video card..?

    Perhaps onboard stuff be good enough for the soundcard and video card?

    ATX cabinet / SMPS I got no ideas.

    DVD drive no idea

    Can I get this much in 25K? Or is it completely inadequate. I also need....

    monitor I want 17". I don't think I want a flat screen since they seem to be too costly, don't really know though

    UPS APC best?

    Thanks a lot, guys
     
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    Pls take a little burden to search the threads first
     
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    You're right, I was asking too much. I looked around...

    How much would it cost me for

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ / 3500+

    Asus K8V. What's the difference between deluxe and non-deluxe?

    Hynix DDR 512MB

    Samsung 17" non-flat

    Seagate 80GB SATA 7200rpm

    ATX w/ 350W SMPS. I really have no idea which company.

    APC 500VA / 600VA
     
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