WEll, after agonizing over it this morning, I decided to plunk down about $300 for a system upgrade rather than blow a grand on another system.
Here is my system before:
2 x PIII 750 Slot 1
512 MB PC133 RAM (running at PC100 due to mobo limitations)
Geforce3Ti200 w/broken fan
(misc: 52x cdrw/ 52x cdrom/ 9gig and 80gig ATA100 drives)
I hope this tides me over for awhile. I may go for the “softquadro” thing, but maybe I’ll just wait and see how I like the performance “stock”. I’m not a big believer in messing with hardware and drivers, excepting the time when I ran my celerons in SMP mode on the same mobo. (Supermicro P6DBE)
Today on the way home I"m picking up a big folding table and going to buld a nice “monitor stand” setup to save some space.
I’m now looking for a decent scanner for my drawings, can anyone recommend anything for the less than $150 mark?