First post, by viper32cm
I recently acquired a Windows ME-era HP Pavilion desktop from a family member. For the time it appears to be a decent system:
Solid feeling ATX case
Pentium III 1Ghz
GeForce 2MX 32MB
40GB 7200RPM HDD
Sounds great, and all of the caps look good. Except I already have a Win98SE system built around a Pentium III 1Ghz with 512MB RAM, a GeForce 4 Ti4200, 2 Voodoo 2 12MB, and a SBLive! Value. So there's nothing that this new computer actually adds to my collection. My first thought was to put a Tualatin in it and build an early-XP or Win2K system. However, the motherboard doesn't support Tualatin. I suppose I could just make this computer an early-XP or Win2K system without the Tualatin, but that seems wasteful, as I could just make my current PIII system dual boot if I really wanted a PIII-based XP or 2K computer.
So, with that, I'm a bit out of ideas. At a minimum, I could keep it for spare parts. Alternatively, I could strip and store those spares and use the case for a Win2K or WinXP build based on something much newer. Does anyone have any thoughts on what I could do?