Microsoft Windows XP Professional
ServicePack 3.0 32 bit
Pentium 4 2.80GHz
Mboard - SOYO 845PE/GE
Thinking of this as a cheap upgrade (using old Antec Case)
Note: I would like to try overclocking the 5200
Note2: I chose the 4850 but could go lower if needed (only game I "might" play is wwiionline)
Note3: Current use is radio/video feeds from internet, general surfing, live data feeds. Problem is P4 usage is way up and cannot open multiple windows anymore without a slowdown.
Please let me know what you think of this build. If possible, can this get any cheaper without giving up performance. Or, should I scrap the whole idea for something else. Thanks
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I don't know if you're interested since you said you're re-using an old case, but they currently have the Antec 300 with an Earthwatts 430W PSU for $89.99 at newegg with free shipping. It wouldn't add much to the price of the build and would mean you don't have to tear apart your existing computer. You might even be able to sell your existing computer as-is.
I forgot about the xfx 4850, it needs another pcie 6 pin plug. That's why I had to go with the earthwatts supply. I could go with another 4850 or lesser card but xfx has a good warranty and I like the rear heat exhaust on the card.
You'll be fine with the EA430 PSU included with the Antec 300 case. The description for the XFX 4850 says it has two 6-pin power connectors, but the picture only shows one. The picture of the GPU accessories also shows a 4-pin molex to 6-pin PCI-E power adapter.