Advice with partial re-building of Computer

By bhargavnat
Jun 19, 2008
  1. Hi,

    I have another post in which I asked about a motherboard that I could use on my Dimension 8250. This post is an alternate solution wherein I keep my processor, video/sound cards, hard drives and optical drives and re-build the rest of my computer including case, psu, motherboard and memory. I am trying to keep the budget as low as possible (~$300 if possible).

    The components I plan to build around are:

    Processor: Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz
    Video Card: 64MB DDR NVIDIA* GeForce4 MX™ Graphics Card with TV-Out
    Sound Card: SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 Digital Sound Card

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    -- Bhargav
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556   +6

    If what you want is SOUND and no decent games then go for it.

    PSU was, I believe, a 250 watter - probably a failure imminent.

  3. bhargavnat

    bhargavnat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well... At this point, I do not have a problem with the video card but I will be looking to upgrade that and the processor at some point in the future.

    As far as the PSU is concerned, I am looking to upgrade that as well so I plan to get one with a higher rating that even if I upgrade my video card later, it should work with it.
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