Decent article...done by ExtremeTECH...
Ever find yourself in need of a cheap computer? Yeah, me neither.
posted on 07/26/2010 10:05:09 AM PDT
(Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
posted on 07/26/2010 10:23:53 AM PDT
(Ben Nelson makes me ashamed to be a Nebraskan. (Kinda like Bill Calahan once did))
posted on 07/26/2010 10:40:44 AM PDT
("Fight the Good Fight")
I have built so many PC's I have lost count (well then again I work on computer and computer networks for a living)...To be honest if you shop around and look for rebates and returns you can buy complete systems (then self upgrade) for less then building...I once put together a complete home office (PC, all in one Printer and Hi speed Internet connection) for someone for less then $200 up front (+ $12 a month Hi speed Internet)
I like Micro Center... find a good basic box, that been returned(go for the best CPU, MB inside you can get for the money with rebates and other offer...do not focus on memory, video, sound, hd space, cd, dvd, etc. that can be be added after for less...) always upgrade the total memory. Memory is normally the best aftermarket back for buck you can buy .. (look for the rebates on memory).
Get you bargain returned PC home, install you extra memory, and then fire up and first do a full restore of the OS to factory defaults to get it back to the new out the box state (after all it was a return so you want a fresh slate)
posted on 07/26/2010 11:03:41 AM PDT
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I thought Jim Rob had forbidden all tech articles.
posted on 07/26/2010 11:21:57 AM PDT
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posted on 07/26/2010 11:53:27 AM PDT
(Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
I need to run Windoz for Business but I have three other machines that I have pack ratted that will be fun Toy’s
posted on 07/26/2010 2:09:26 PM PDT
(I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
Or you could go on Ebay and find a used computer with an XP license probably for less than $100. If you don’t like Windows then you can do Linux the same way. $200 is way too much.
posted on 07/26/2010 3:08:44 PM PDT
(Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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.
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