Thinking of Upgrading to a "Bare-bones" System....
Posted on 1998-04-20
I am, yes I am. contemplating yet another upgrade to my PC. I believe from what I've read
that the Intel Pentium is somewhat 'over-rated'. AMD, Cyrix and even Motorola are producing
some high-quality, high-speed processors. Food for thought.
Currently, I own a desktop PC which has been upgraded many, many times.
an AMD 486 processor
a Graphics Pro Turbo (ATI) VLB graphics card
16 Mb of RAM( I think some of that is still 30-pin) 70 ns
a 4.1 Gb Western Digital HD and a 1.2 Gb Seagate HD (I also have in the closet
a 500 Mb Seagate HD )
a Sound Blaster Pro
a TEAC 4-speed CD-ROM drive
a 3 1/2" floppy drive
I would like to be able to use most of this stuff, with the likely exceptions being
I would like to toss the RAM in favor of newer, faster RAM, toss the G.P.T. video
in favor of a newer, faster PCI-based video card, and of course, toss the processor
in favor of a newer, faster, better processor. This upgrade would also allow me to
toss the power supply, about the only thing on this system which is "original equipment."
This is a fairly complex system in that it runs DOS 6.22/Windows 3.11 OR Windows95
OR WindowsNT(eventually) OR Linux(eventually).
Finally, the question:
Can someone please offer me a suggestion as to what I should buy without spending
another small fortune?