Which to keep?

  chub_tor 14:41 22 Feb 2006

I have 3 destop PC's and my better half insists that one of them has to go. I know that I am keeping the one I recently built so my choice is to get rid of
a) MSI 645E Max motherboard with 1.7GHz Celeron this is Socket 478 with USB 1.
b) ECS K7S5A motherboard Socket A with USB 2 onboard LAN and 1Ghz Duron.
Both machines have 80Gb hard drives and 512Mb DDR Ram. I have added a USB 2 PCI card and an ethernet card to unit a) and I can mix & match the other peripherals such as DVD R?W and CD R?W.
So if you were forced to choose one machine to keep for a backup which would you go for?

  mattyc_92 16:38 22 Feb 2006

I would "strip" down computer b and use for spare parts for computer a

  Diodorus Siculus 16:38 22 Feb 2006

I'd keep both and get a decent kvm switch - three base units, one monitor, keyboard and mouse. See if hte better half notices anything!

  007al 16:55 22 Feb 2006

Have you thought of divorce?
No,seriously,i would lose the celeron and with whatever money you make on it,upgrade the cpu in the socket A.

  spuds 16:56 22 Feb 2006

Hide one in the attic, you may need it one day. She won't know!.

  wallbash 17:51 22 Feb 2006

Go with spuds idea , everyone happy

  chub_tor 19:22 22 Feb 2006

Thanks for the advice but I already have two others in the attic an Elonex 286-12 (my very first which cost over £1200 and I keep for pure sentiment) and an Austin Computers (whatever happened to them?) 486 with a 40Mb hard drive - all you'll ever need sir - which also cost around £1000. Plus boxes of old ISA boards that I really must boot sale one day.
I think that I'll take Mattyc_92's advice and rejig the ECS machine and upgrade the processor and try and flog the Celeron unit.

  EARLR 20:34 22 Feb 2006

Your a pack rat like me, never throw anything away You will regret it. Ma by not the Wife.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

Visual Trends 2018: This year’s must-know colour, design, branding & photography trends

iMac Pro review

Apple Music : comment obtenir 3 mois gratuits ?