3364Building a spare rig - Any ideas?
- May 22, 2006Hey folks just joined this group in search of advice, I'm slowly
improving my computer literacy but so far have only researched newer
I'm looking to build a Pentium 3 PC for as little as possible, the
main aim behind this (apart from getting to build it) is to get a
spare rig on which to run Linux and Folding@Home. As I'm new to
computing I have no idea what P3 stuff is good and what isn't, thats
hopefully where you can help.
I've figured that with P3 components currently costing so little I
could get a once top of the range motherboard with onboard sound in
socket 370, for graphics I'd just get a cheap NVidia card as Linux
seems to function best with those. Optical drives, HDD's e.t.c. I'm ok
with - its mostly just a question of which motherboard.
I have a PSU taken out of a recently purchased P4 rig that I believe
ought to work with P3 (its a 24 pin supply for the P4).
Any help you can offer would be great thanks - Mat
Hopefully I'll also be able to contribute a few answers here and there
when it comes to newer kit!