Upgrading old stuff still leaves you with some old stuff. Don't think that what is compatible with a 7 year old system will work optimally in anything new. As for that copy of XP, make sure it's a full retail version and not an OEM copy. Once activated on a system, it cannot be used on a later build. Good luck.
i know this has been asked many times before but each case is specific, so i was hoping for an idea i was thinking of to sway me iether way.
i have a 7 year old PC that i built that the MOBO just went. (actually the on board video card went and i cant get the BIOS to recognize the new graphics card), plus my MOBO was OLD and needs updating. i have a 1 year old 450w PSU, a new giga byte HD video card, a new caviar green hard drive.
what i would need is a New MOBO, new Ram and a new PCU from what i can tell. also have windows XP that i can reinstall and a micro ATX standard case with 2 cooling units.
but new comps are so darn cheap...i can get this one for $450 after shipping...
i estimate around $300 for the new stuff i would need..any suggestions iether way? thanks in advance