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Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 - 6:47 am:   

Have 486 PC in AT style desktop case.....want to upgrade to Pentium III. what kind of board do I
need. $1000.00 is my limiting factor
V (Vera)
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 - 4:15 pm:   


for an AT style case you need a baby AT motherboard that supports socket 370 or slot one w/adapter card. PC cases are not that expensive and you will have far more upgrade-ability with an atx case as there are a wide variety of socket and slot based atx motherboards.if you have a $1,000 budget you can do very well. you can use the floppy drive and cd drive from the older pc as you get started. memory right now is dirtcheap. video cards and sound cards are not that bad if you don't need the latest and greatest and you can get a decent 17" monitor for around or under $150 then get your modem and what ever else you decide to add

have fun and let us know what you end up with
Brent Hughes (Brenthughes)
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 - 9:01 am:   

A $1000.00 budget gets you an entirely new machine these days. Keep the 486 as a secondary machine on a home network or donate it to a charity to provide others less fortunate than yourself with internet access. Lots of schools, churches and community organizations could use the machine. You will get a new one and feel good about yourself for donating your old one. Happy shopping!
V (Vera)
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 - 3:43 pm:   

Brents right about all that, but it's still more fun to build

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