Advice for an old P4 build

  • I presently have this hardware available.
    It might not the most efficient box, but it's freely available.

    The PCI x1 slot is blocked by the PSU leaving me with the option of a PCI NIC or using the PCI x16 slot for the NIC therefor utilizing the on-board Intel 900.

    I'm looking for recommendations on a NIC and HDD.

    Also looking to lower heat by getting a CF-Adapter if anyone thinks it's worth it. If so what options seem to be the most compatible/reliable?

    For under $30 I can get a PCI PWLA8492MT. For more or less the same price I can get a PCI-E EXPI9402PTBLK.

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