ok, just suggestions
I figured somone was going to say somthin about stickin w/ pentium for regular apps and such. I was just showing that you could get close to that performance with an AMD for a lil cheaper, and in games it would be great.
If you like modeling, Pentium works great especially if you dont want to overclock. Either way would probably get the same results. It all comes down to price for me. If the pentium fits in your budget go for it.
Few suggestions then
, if your going to go with those previous specs you had in the beginning:
-try to get the SATA hard drive (the MB you have will support that)
-some thermal paste (always good to have)
-you still need a heatsink/fan for the pentium processor; this should work nice: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...106-032&depa=1
-for a cheap video card (i have this one), the 9600se is just a dumbed down version of the XT, and the price shows. It still plays any game, and for modeling it should fit perfect (I was dumb enought to spend 120 on this at fred meyers): http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-325&depa=1
-dont forget the floppy drive and cd drive
hope this helps