To answer your questions fortunz, form what I understand the computer would overheat and shut down then when it started back up it would have an error message saying it overheated. Now that is my understanding of it I have not experienced it myself since I've never got the thing to start. I boot the os from her hard drive when I plugged it into my computer, and the mobo does't have a speaker to let me know if something is wrong. Ether it didn't come with one or the guy who built it didn't put it in.
2 Graphics cards (no clue what kind the stickers have flaked off)
2 Sticks of what I assume to be 2GB ddr2 ram
AMD Phenom CPU
Asus M3A32 MVP Mother Board
a sound card (Again no clue on what kind)
If you need any other information feel free to ask. Also sorry for the long back story just felt it was to give any and all information.
I have no real Ideas on what I want for each build my plan is to see what is offered, and to go from there. Thank you
Also if you know of anywhere in the Pittsburgh area that I can get used/cheap PC parts let my know.