I am doing an upgrade (which in my case means, I`d keep my case and a couple of HHDs only) so I`d appreciate some advice.
Well first my current system is AthlonXP PR2200+ with 512MB PC133 .
Yes! I had it for 8 years now and since I rarely sit in front of the PC at home it used to do its job perfectly till recently (web, office, viewing images and videos, web conferencing). The only thing that makes me replace this PC is that playing flash videos on youtube is almost impossible at resolutions higher than 360.
Anyhow I am mentioning this as a reference point to what I need from a PC. So I am thinking of getting the following (please add your imput on that):
1 Things I will keep
- case (I have a pretty ugly but functionally good case)
- power supply: I have some generic 450W power supply (X-supply swtiching PSU 450W). Seems to be working just great.
- one of my old HDDs (PATA) + a working a almost neve used DVD+-RW (PATA)
I have a huge dilema ove what VGA card to get. I`d really like this system to keep staying quiet but in the same time I do plan to process a huge pile of home dvds, so you advice here would be really really appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
Well, I guess I could throw in an extra 40$ for a new PSU.
As for HD videos... I personally don`t think it is worth the fuss but soon there would be nothing else so if this VGA card is adequate fine, if not I migh take your advice on a the better one.
By t he way what do you thing about this MoBo TH seems to favor it a lot and back in the day when I was good at assembling PCs the only component I did not save money on was the MoBo as in the long run this is what made up for the PC performance as well as its ability for upgrade