In regards to "Make Allen an offer,"
I'm not a computer technician!!! Besides, friends stay friends longer without one working on the other's pc for cash. I'm really too busy to become married to another's pc if it develops problems. And it is ALWAYS the one who installed something who gets called by the irate one when the pc software blows up. No thanks. I'll pass on this one, Gene, but thanks for offering my services.
However, we can talk him through an installation on the internet, and I do have an extra firewire cd writer I could let go.
In terms of advice for your original post, Gene, not to be sarcastic but your 233 might do better as a flower planter. What you would have to spend and what you would get out of it would be way past the law of diminishing returns.
One can get a case and quiet ps for about the same as the ps alone. the old board's BIOS may not handle the new stuff, and old memory is really slow when it comes to video.
Somewhere you mentioned a 400w ps is in your future. Unless you are running AMD, needs are nowhere near that. I'm running a bunch of stuff including some pretty wild 15K SCSI drives with access times in the vicinity of 3ms on 200 watts in with a Pentium with plenty of power to spare. Everything is cool too; the Shuttle's variable-speed quiet fan remains on the lowest speed.
------------------Allen Moulton at Uechi-ryu Etcetera loves email at <A HREF="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</A>
[This message has been edited by s f b (edited November 13, 2002).]