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Building a $200 Linux PC
HardOCP ^ | Sunday July 25, 2010 | John

Posted on 07/26/2010 9:43:02 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ever find yourself in need of a cheap computer? Yeah, me neither. But if you do, here’s a writeup on the building of a $200 rig and testing it against a $300 eMachines.

We weren't expecting our sub-$200 computer to be an outstanding performer. But that doesn't mean we wanted it to be slow, either—building a computer yourself that can't do what you need well is a waste of time and money. We wanted to know exactly what we had so we'd know what we could expect from it. That meant benchmarking it—and comparing it to another, similar system.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: computers; hitech; lowtech
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That’s quite a bit more expensive than free. Also, I seriously doubt a 486 power supply will power all that. There’s a chance the drive bays and PCI slots won’t be compatible either.


51 posted on 07/26/2010 4:47:52 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: calex59
I thought Jim Rob had forbidden all tech articles.

You just can't call another Freeper's genealogy into question if they like a different OS than you do.

52 posted on 07/26/2010 6:14:00 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Big Giant Head

Yeah, with those you gotta be sure it doesn’t have one of the recalled vid cards tho. I got an earlier model as a gift and exchanged the video card at least 5 times before they finally gave up and just recalled that whole lot entirely, so many were coming back with grinding and dead fans.


53 posted on 07/27/2010 12:50:02 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I love bringing new use to old pcs via Linux.

Am inheriting an old laptop this week for use in the garage. LuPu may be required.

BTTT


54 posted on 07/27/2010 2:18:32 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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