Thanks for the super fast feedback guys!
Diizzy, I’m not sure why you don’t think it’s possible>
A dual core CPU costs Â£40,
a decent atx mobo costs Â£40,
case + psu about Â£60,
ram about Â£20
leaving some money left over for the IDE PCI connector/fan.
At the moment I don’t want to purchase a new HDD as I have 7 sitting here that need using. I’ll purchase a TB HDD later on this year. I’m not sure what you mean when you say that IDE cards cost more than a new HDD, aren’t PCI connector cards for PATA HDDs dirt cheap?
Eric, I try to avoid buying used PC components since you never know what you are going to end up with. eBay will be literally my last resort if I can’t find anything else. Thing with buying a PC off there is that it takes ages to read through all the descriptions and most of the time the sellers don’t fully list the features.
Zaina/Diizzy, yeh NAS would be an option if I didn’t have so many HDDs. Moreover I prefer the flexibility a PC tower can give me if I want to use it as a spare PC down the line.