assume minimum budget as prime criteria, with performance as secondary for the following project.
over the past 3 years i have collected enough components to build an essentially free p.c. that will run xp professional.
the only components it looks like i'll have to shell out for are the mobo/processor. luckily i just got a gift card to outpost.com/fry's that should cover those costs. and now, i've actually got a reason (http://www.realflight.com/g2_system.html
) to build the machine so i've been looking and researching boards/cpus.
trouble is, the memory i have squirreled away for this machine is pc133. and, i'm having trouble finding reviews for boards that take pc133.
so, the question is what is the best and CHEAPEST motherboard/cpu combination available today (and available at outpost.com/fry's) to optimize performance for this app? for someone who keeps up with specs, or is a chronic tinkerer, this oughta be a trivially simple question. but i'll rank it as moderately difficult because i've added so many catches to the requirements--and to see if i get some good discussion here.
also, if you've actually run any of the mobo/cpu combos you recommend, please indicate other hardware/mods/tweaks you added/made that affect performance (specific video cards, o/c, etc.).