Cheap @ss computer needed

pokemon

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My brother was looking for a really cheap computer that would run internet explorer, notepad, Itunes, and such. Would it be best to find one from a store or build one. He wants this to be as cheap as possible.

850mhz... How fast are you?
 

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What $ does cheap mean? You could buy a cheap setup from Dell for around $400. <A HREF="http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/compare.aspx/tower?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd" target="_new">PowerEdge 420 no Monitor or OS $278</A>. However, the 420 is picky about the OS. Things like the ethernet card are hard to get to work, since intel does not have Win XP/2000/98 drivers for it.

Or build it yourself:
non specific
OS - 90-150
mobo - 50 w/onboard sound and LAN
cpu - 50
cd drive - 20
floppy - 15
case + pwr sup - 50
monitor - 70
keyboard - 20
mouse - 10
patch cable - 15
graphics card - 25
RAM 2x256- 65
HD - 50
Total $590

F@H:
AMD: [64 3000+][2500+][2400+][2000+][1.3][366]
Intel: [X 3.0x3][P4 3.0x2][P4 2.4x5 down][P4 1.4]

"...and i'm not gay" RX8 -Greatest Quote of ALL Time<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by apesoccer on 06/29/05 04:50 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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RAM?

Mike.

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RichPLS

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e-Machines used to be bout the cheapest, but a $400 Dell with monitor would be hard to beat...

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RichPLS

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I would not be excited to spend my time building the cheapest PC... Then you would be expected to troubleshoot that PoS

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buy a used computer...look anywhere ppl sell stuff in the news paper whatever

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<A HREF="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=3650482" target="_new">$478</A>

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pokemon

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dunklegend, I actually found the exact same offer at a local store and it is $320 after $300 in mail-in-rebates.

850mhz... How fast are you?
 

apesoccer

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Yea i forgot RAM heh and the HD...might need those.

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Intel: [X 3.0x3][P4 3.0x2][P4 2.4x5 down][P4 1.4]

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fishmahn

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nawww, he'll run off the CD and L2 cache :evil:

Mike.

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apesoccer

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sweet...i've got win 98 running on a memory stick...he could just do that!!

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AMD: [64 3000+][2500+][2400+][2000+][1.3][366]
Intel: [X 3.0x3][P4 3.0x2][P4 2.4x5 down][P4 1.4]

"...and i'm not gay" RX8 -Greatest Quote of ALL Time
 

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What I like about Walmart is that they exchange any item very easily, and with a local store this might not be the case.
Plus you'll have to pay $620+tax and maybe in a month or 2 you'll get the money from the rebate.

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