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Basically, I want to drop more memory in it, and find a suitable AGP video card for the system.
The memory is easy, as I will probably just buy a pair of 1G sticks of DDR PC3200. I am currently running 512M PC2700 and 2x256M PC2100. I was thinking of trying to reuse the 512M, but its probably not worth it.
The video card is the troublesome part. I am not all that familiar with current power needs for video cards, and have been reluctant to order anything in fear that I will fry the card by trying to use the native PSU in the system. The Dell PowerEdge 400SC was one of the first systems that Dell decided not to use a proprietary PSU design, though, so that's in my favor. The system is AGP, so that limits the playing field. I am currently running a Radeon 9800 Pro that has served me extremely well.
I know I would probably be better off in the long run just replacing the system, but thats not a financial option at the moment. I need this system to get me through one more year before I can replace it.