Originally Posted by Hewitson
A Pentium 3 or 4 would be fine (if not overkill) for what most people do with their computers. The power of the current CPU's is absolutely ridiculous and does nothing but encourage people to use poor programming practices and produce bloated software.
True, I put Windows 7 on a seven year old PC a few months ago.
All that was required to bring it upto a modern/mid-spec PC of today was a P4 2.4GHz CPU (£free - used to be an old celeron), DirectX 9 AGP Video Card (£35), 2GB Ram (£30) and it runs like a train...
I did put in a 500GB HDD but this was because they wanted more storage space..... but again, didn't really break the bank.