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?
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.