My Dell Dimensin T500 is funcioning but 'tired' - especially with two younger users. Dell offer nothing in the way of upgrades and I am thinking about building a new one. Inclined to use Intel P4. Any advice on processor/motherboard matchup?
Athlon XP 2400+ gigabyte GA-7VAXP blistering performance with a whole hord of features like onboard hardware 6channel audio 4xusb2.0 2xusb1.1 takes up to DDR400 and over XP3200+ etc. will cost about £250ish for 512mb PC2700,the mainboard and XP2400+
Sorry if I dont share your view, its quite easy to build a system for what you have qoutes for on the web site, I built one myself at the beginning of the year, P4 2.53, 512mb pc2700 ram, geforce ti4200, cd rewriter, dvd rom, aluminium case with front usb etc. for £840 and this included windows xp oem.
pj123, tdoff is right its not really fair to ply fair business in the forum but understand you were probably just trying to help. A lot of people have websites and business's in the forum and restrain from adding url's to them.
However just posting this to check my user name appears to have changed want to check this out before posting a new thread.
thanks to all so far and the suggestion from 'prof' is one I have looked at very seriously. Why do I feel i should take the more expensive intel option? I certainly don't have the money to spare! In very simple terms, what does P4 offer that XP doesn't?