Upgrading An Old Dell Machine

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Hi, I have an old Dell 8400 with a p4 3.2ghz with and intel 925x chipset. I wanted to make this into a home server since I'm upgrading to something new. Questions are, is it worth upgrading the mobo? I'd like to have something with esata on board and more sata headers stock. Any recommendations? I wanted to stick with the same processor, since it should be enough for server duties.

Thanks for any help.
 
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Its the stock dell mobo, I believe it is the BTX, already has an old radeon x300 so it should serve its purpose for server duties, power supply is the stock 350w. I planned on hacking up the case for more air flow, so adapting the atx shouldn't be bad. the main thing is i wanted to keep the processor and as much other components to keep cost down.