My problem is that my P4T533-C Asus motherboard has died after 5 years of service. I believe that the existing P4 CPU and the Rambus memory are virtually unusable in any system today. So, I need a specification for a motherboard, CPU and RAM (1 or 2 GB) that will work with my existing remaining good hardware, like the case and drives etc.
I need a top quality (5 card slots like this one had, built-in network and sound etc), reasonably priced setup that will last another 4-5 years, like this one has, with an occasional part upgrade. I would like to keep the Grandmars video card if possible, but if AGP is now gone, I will accept having to replace it as well.
Motherboard: P4T533-C (broken)
CPU: Intel Pentium4 533 FSB 3.06 GHz (Not sure)
RAM: 4 x Samsung 256 MB PC1066 RDRAM (fine)
Video Card: Grandmars x1300 256MB AGP8x (fine)
Hard Drives: 2 x M axtor Diamondmax Plus 9 160GB ATA / 133 (fine)
SCSI Card: Adaptec AHA-2940U2 FAST / ULTRA-SE (fine)
Case: Lian-Li PC-60 ATX mid-tower (fine)
Power Supply: Enermax 350W Whisper Power Supply (20 pin ATX12V, I believe) (fine)
CPU Cooling: Vantec Aeroflow VP4-C7040 (fine)
I would really appreciate some expert advice on this. Any questions, dont hesitate to ask&