Whats the best components i can purchase for my EPoX EP-8RDA3+ PRO Motherboard?
Hey iv dug out my old PC from a few years ago, it's now my only PC and i need it badly for some 3D animation college classes im taking. So anyway I need to upgrade it as much as possible. So what my question is, is what are the very best/fastest components, such as CPU, Video Card, what type of RAM that are compatible with this motherboard, and any other parts you might think could be upgraded.
Here are the motherboard specs.
Model EPoX EP-8RDA3 PRO 462(A) NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model EP-8RDA3 PRO
CPU Socket Type 462(A)
CPU Type Athlon XP / Athlon / Duron
North Bridge NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400
South Bridge NVIDIA nForce2 MCP
Number of Memory Slots 3×184pin
Memory Standard DDR 400
Maximum Memory Supported 3GB
Channel Supported Dual Channel
AGP Slots 1 x AGP 4X / 8X
PCI Slots 6
PATA 2 x ATA100 4 Dev. Max
SATA 1.5 Gb/s 2
Onboard Video Chipset None
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC85x
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Cicada CIS8201
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
USB 1.1/2.0 4 x USB 2.0
S/PDIF Out 1 x Optical, 1 x Coaxial
Audio Ports 6 Ports
Onboard USB 4 x USB 2.0 connectors support 4 ports
Onboard 1394 2 x 1394a connectors support 2 ports
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin 20 Pin
Package Contents EP-8RDA3 PRO
Rear I/O Panel Shield
4-pin to SATA Power Cable
IEEE 1394 Bracket
And i also looked this compatibility chart here at...