Alright. Basically, what I want to accomplish is this. I have my current (and only) computer in my room. We have a bigscreen tv in the basement. I'd like to put a computer with any crappy video card down there, as long as it has an s-video out. The four main purposes of that computer would be to:
1. Download movies
2. Watch the said movies
3. Play step mania (like DDR only on the computer)
4. Maybe browse the web.
The computer I currently use is an emachines computer with an AMD 1900+ thuroughbread core. 768mb of DDR 2100 ram and crappy onboard video. I don't really game, so that doesn't matter to me. This computer IS sufficient for what I do.
My two options are:
1. Buy a fairly outdated machine (maybe a 1ghz AMD model) and but the generic video card in and have my fun....
2. Start building a whole new computer (most likely the old 2500+ overclocked to a 3200+ trick that we all know and love). and move this computer to the basement and put in the crappy videocard with the svideo out.
I'm really not sure which I should go for, I can afford either. I do spend alot of time on my computer, but this one is sufficent for most of what I do, with only slight lag some times. Although, this computer gets VERY hot being in my room (HD and CPU 50C and up) so I think putting it in the basement would do it some good, and this computer is very loud. Building a new quiet and cool computer could be fun, satisfying, and longer living, as well as make sleeping at night easier.
Also, if I do go for the new computer route, do you think it would be a smart decision to use ebay for the most part instead of say newegg?
Thanks for all your input.