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Posted 30 January 2009 - 04:45 AM
Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. You never know when one will leave you.
Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:53 AM
Wow Louis, that barebone system is cheap for the quality components. I am reusing an MSI K9Neo V3 mainboard that had XP installed. I removed it from one case and now will use it in a Vista OS build. I have the mainboard Vista disk, must I change the cmos to effect this new build? I mean must I short Jumpers or pull the battery, or can I just fire it up and run the Vista cd and it write over the XP cd??
I suggest that you change the way that you are approaching this...since you are willing to spend circa $200 on a replacement board that is outdated and may not be reasonably upgradeable. I suggest that we make an assumption that you are going to replace the motherboard, CPU and RAM.
The fact that you want to continue to use an AGP graphics card is not necessarily a good thing. I understand wanting to use parts because they still function (I have an apartment overflowing with such), but it really is not a good plan. Newer components are faster, better, etc and relatively inexpensive, IMO.
For purposes of comparison, http://www.tigerdirect.com/email/wem1831.a..._-email_wem1832
This would give you a considerably better, newer system...and you could still buy a newer, faster PCIe video card, if you desire: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...u=B450-2340%20D
These systems are inexpensive, functional, and superior to any that you would have come up with using your original approach...at least consider them from the standpoint of spending your money in the most optimum manner.
I'm partial to being a frugal person myself, I understand the concept of maximum value for the dollars spent.
The link you posted from TD...it's only a CPU/motherboard combination. IMO, it's smarter to get CPU, motherboard, RAM, case, and PSU...and you don't have to worry about trying to marry older computer parts with a system core that is relatively far ahead of what components you have on hand.
<<I also found a computer at a pawnshop with this motherboard. would it be simpler to purchase this pc and move all my hardware over to it? or would the items in question not be compatible with it?>>
Simpler, yes. Satisfactory...maybe, depends on you. I am very skeptical of ever buying computer components from an individual on eBay or a pawn shop. Is there a warranty period on that pawn shop system? Do you really believe that they care if the system works or not? And so on...
It's your money, it's up to you to determine how and when to spend it.
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