Upgrade old Dual Pentium III computer??

Hey guys, I did an upgrade at a hospital cat scan computer at work and was able to take the old computers home. I'm just looking into my options to see if I could through $150-$400 into it and turn it decent video editing computer. The model is a fujitsu-siemens primergy 470 with (motherboard) system board D1031.

CPU: Dual Pentium III 800MHz
I/O Options: 32-bit PCI slots (5)(NOT PCI-E), AGP slot, Ultra-SCSI Wide interface, SCSI interfaces (2), serial ports (2), ATX power connecdtor, & RAID slot
RAM: 2GB of PC100 ECC SDRAM 168-pin DIMM memory

I know this is a old computer and might not be worth throughing too much $ inot but just thought I'd see what you guys think. The monitor I have is a dell 2405fpw with 1920x1200 max res. Any recommendations on graphic cards etc.
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To view the motherboard and specs look at:
http://www.thegreenhouse.us/th99/m/E-H/34840.php
or..
http://manuals.fujitsu-siemens.com/serverbooks/navigation/en/manuals/tech.htm the system board D1031 on that page (.pdf)
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  1. No way that can be turned into a video editing computer It doesn't have enough processing power.
    If you want to spend 150$-400$, then you can get a A64 Mobo/CPU combo and if you don't intend on gaming, then you can get away with some cheap graphic card, since 2d performance doesn't vary much among different cards.
  2. I have to agree with grahamnew82 in saying that the processors are too weak. If you willing to spend a bit over 500$ you can get an above average computer for video editing.

    Here is a computer with good processing power for only 399$ @ TigerDirect.ca
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/cgi-bin/ShoppingCart.asp?msg=
    With taxes and S&H it should cost around 500$. It comes with integrated GMA but has a PCI-Express X16 slot if you feel the need for a good video card. Hope this helps.

    Daniel
  3. You can get two Upgradeware Slot-T adapters and two PIII-S 1.4GHz processors, assuming the board is Slot-1.

    Yes, you need a Tualatin adapter for that Coppermine board.
  4. Hey guys, thanks for your help. I will probably just use it for a server for my external hard drive & printer. Just thought I'd run it by the forum first.

    Thanks!
    graham
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