hey everyone thanks for the advice and it’s all something to think about.
As far as selling them in the US rite now $125 retail @ compusa for 125meg of ram for these machines - not worth welling them. But I am getting lucky at finding 125meg and 256 meg sticks for real cheap,( but they’re not good for the newer machines) I have scsi 160 cards - raid cards -and nic cards - plus a 4 port switching router.
I’ve never had exsperience with render farms and would like to try it. (PII’s used to be the thing - bad machines in their day.)
I also have a new case and I am building that into my main computer. Which I’m still doing research on what is the best mother board graphics card and sound card etc. That I want to use scsi ultra 320’s in for the apps. But that’s another question.
But with what srek had to say - It’s going to take me 6 months to save to get a really good computer/proc/motherboard ram etc. Yes I would love to buy newer machines…$350 each hey not bad for an over 1 gig machine but thats a new graphics card or a new sound card for my main machine.
So…I have 3 machines now. Slow by todays machines, true. But remember when it was Oh,man! I just got me a PII 400! This thing flys…remember those days …just a few years ago. They’ve got to be good for something in the 3d world.
Why a graphics card?..a decent 3d graphics card will speed up even boot up…Gygabyte has the radeon 9200 that is still for 1x, 2x, 4x, and 8x besides a 2d card rendering a 3d frame? doesent make sense to me. Gygabytes only $79 bucks.
In short till I build my main comp…I’m working with hand me downs.
Thanks for all the advice - and hope to hear more…