that's not a bad idea...i was wondering what to do w/ the existing box.That was the suggestion, albeit 4 sticks, which was dumb of me.
I also suggested the NAS for storage, not for blazing access. He could build a new PC for Photoshop and pic processing, (with RAID on board) and re-build the Athlon box one as a jukebox/kid's machine. (Ubuntu would be PERFECT for this btw)
Both could access the NAS for storage/backup. That Buffalo NAS will also act as host to external USB drives for expansion.
my PC died again sometime last night, and rebooting it got the splash screen from the Asus mobo and then the windows screen, but not the login...it stayed black. gonna trouble-shoot it tonight, but i am fed up w/ it.
i should just get a new machine, get that up and running, and do a clean install on my old machine.
so, i would likely go the pre-built route, since i don't want to dick around w/ taking the time to build it myself. should i go Dell small business w/ XP Pro? and what should i go w/ for RAID/NAS storage and backup?
help a monkey out.