I am currently looking to put my old Asus P5AD2 Motherboard with 3.4 ghz Prescott CPU. Ram is maxed out as well. Im giving my nephew a computer to use and want to get to the best shape it can possibly get.
What is the best Graffix card i can get for this at a good price or at least one that will be good for todays standards.
Also what windows should i put onto it Windows xp (what version) or windows 7(what version)?
I think i might need a new power supply as well and a case the one i have it connected to is half broken. Whats a good cheap one for this unit?
I only plan to have 1 hard drive 1tb 7200 connected to it and 1 dvd burner
sorry so many questions i just didnt want to ask the same question on a bunch of different threads
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leaning towards the Western Digital but i dunno maybe samsung is better?
also after getting the right video card which version of windows should i install on it? Windows XP (If so which Version) or Windows 7 (If so which version). I want it to run the fastest it can for this unit
also the case i have it in is falling apart and is a bit taped up in the front holding the door on the front lol and the power supply fan doesnt work half the time. http://members.arstechnica.com/x/kray28/comp_pic4.JPG
thats the case i have now above but its falling apart in the front. not a picture of my case but thats the exact same one
need to know a good power supply as well or just get a case/power supply combo
Only things i will have in the computer is
1 hard drive tb
1 DVD Burner
i just need it to run those plus the graffix card and whatever windows would be best
thanks for the response but im looking even cheaper. for 454 i might as well build a new one.
the windows i have already which is a plus.
also is a 64mb cache going to do anything for me with such an old system instead of 32? sata 3.0gb is what works on the motherboard anything bigger would just be a waste since its not used and wouldnt be added to another computer
the graffix card needed is only x16 not 2.0 or 2.1 so seems like a waste of money to but the ones like that but if it makes a difference then thats what matters