I am using an old athlon xp 1400 and would like to speed up the system. I would like to replace the the processor and MOB. I want to keep the enclosure which is an old antec with a 350 PWS. I also would like to have access to the IDE drive. What parts can anyone recommend?
Ok to be honest you are not really going to be able to keep anything from that old PC. If you get a new motherboard you will need a new CPU and new RAM and a new power supply and a new hard drive and you see where I am going with this. All the standards have changed since that Athlon was new and about the only way to find old parts is ebay and I would not buy used computer parts myself.
The case may be reusable but that would be about it. Trying to reuse those old parts in a modern machine would be like buying a Ferrari and installing some VW Bug parts just becasue they are laying around. Bad idea.