Hey, my friend has a shit computer.
A Compaq Presario 5000, something liek 800mhz P3, 128MB RAM, 20GB HDD, pretty crap. Looks like this.
He wants an upgrade (who wouldn't) All he wants it to run XP without too many major slow downs. Just a web browsing machine.
So I am thinking, since I used to own one of these, I remember the CD drives were IDE as well as the hard drive. Nothing special there. Floppy drive was standard.
But what about the case and motherboard layout? I was thinking, just buy a new motherboard with some ram and a CPU, heatsink, video card and I am good to go!
But can I swap out motherboards? Is this a standard ATX case? I am not worrying about 20 or 24 pin PSU, but is the PSU good? Like anyone know the wattage? I will post the motherboard and such I am thinking of running later, can anyone tell me if this PSU will work or be overloaded?