I have a sony viao, 2.6 p4, 2G PC3200, 80g original drive, 250g second drive, antec 550 powersupply, DVD+/- rewriter, cd rewrite drives. It's okay, but it is AGP graphics slot, I can't upgrade the CPU, and all the ports are USB1. So I want to strip it out, reuse what I can, and build something more up to date. I'm looking for suggestions and technical help, because it didn't come with any OS disks.
I like the tivo functions (giga pocket) and some of the editing programs it came preloaded with. How can I keep those intact and change out the motherboard and cpu?
Presumably, I'd like to stay below a thousand dollars. Any suggestions?