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    Your PC

    what is your computers specs and how much did you pay for it, i think people are starting to get ripped off with computers, im seeing shit costing $100-400 and sometimes $600 more than what a pc is really worth. i just built my neighbor a pc for $650 and here is its stats.

    P4 2.6GHz 800MHz FSB Hyper-threading
    512mb pc3200 400mhz DDR
    SoundBlaster Live 5.1
    120GB Western Digital harddrive 8mb cache
    256MB Geforce FX 5200

    this shit just blazes, seriously.

    $650 without monitor.

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    Re:Your PC

    AMD 1800+ AthlonXP (Free ;D)
    Gigabye GA-7VAX Motherborad ($160)
    512DDR (free ;D)
    Western Digital 20gig ($ ???)
    Soundblaster live ($15)
    GeForce2 64MB DDR ($100 -130)
    NETLINK 18IN 350W ATX 3688 CASE - Custom Electric Blue ($70)
    Optiquest Q71Monitor (Free ;D)

    Zippy EL-715 Slim Luminescence Keyboard ($80) http://www.atoponline.com/images/Pro...ippy_el715.jpg

    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse - custom electric blue ($30)

    Monssson Slim Speakers ($120) Blown (2 months old)

    Optorite 52x24x52 Cd-Burner ($100)

    Prices in Canadian

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    Re:Your PC

    Umm, I have been piecing my shit from all over my life. My parts no longer have recipts attatched. And I have the memory of a fruitfly. My guess is ~$4000 lifetime total for alot of shit. Not including software. Including crap like buying new cards (POS Linksys NICs for example) over and over again. I have learned who is an ally and who isnt.

    I have had around 6 PCs built from new, used, and donated parts. Most expensinve are CPU's, Mainboards and HD's. Most of the rest can be had for <$150 so ...

    But Let me see what I can recall :

    MSI Mainboard (hell if I recall the model) with an Athlon TB 900 (275)
    768 MB Crucial ($400)
    80 GB WD (110)
    40 GB WD (150)
    SB 512 PCI (70)
    My Cambridge SW speakers (4.1) (100)
    POMS (Pice of monkey shit) Linksys NICs (all 4 sofar at 30 each = $120)
    Case & floppy (40)
    nifty PSU (65)
    External CDR (130)
    Maxtor USB2 card (40)
    Creative Modem (60)
    Keyboard Mouse (~65 total I think)
    Sexy Red Hat mouse pad (5)
    Monitor IBM P70 (free)
    Crappy USB IBM webcam (30)
    DVD drive (70)


    This totals $1730
    Now worth $0.24 or so.


    I dunno what else. Software dont count. Nor does the expendatutre of CDR funds.

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    Re:Your PC

    [Darkstar]

    Athlon XP 2400+
    Biostar M7NCD NF2 400 Mobo (w/ int, lan & sound)
    1x256MB PC3200 DDR RAM (Running at 266, synch w/ cpu)
    40 GB Maxtor hdd
    15 GB Quantum Fireball
    Generic 56x CDROM
    Sleek-ass Mercury Primo case.
    Nvidia GeForce 4 MX420 (64 mb sd)
    Generic15" monitor
    some free dell keyboard I got..
    52X cdrom
    Genius Netscroll+ optical mouse (15 bucks CDN hehehe)
    Altec Lansing XA3021 speakers + sub.

    cost me ~600 CDN

    [Coppermine]
    Dell Dimension 4100 (ugh)
    P3 866 (Cu-mine)
    2x128mb pc133 (1 stick is mine..)
    shitty-ass tnt2
    1x20GB WD HD.
    16x DVD-ROM
    8x4x32LG CD-RW
    decent 17" dell monitor..
    *shudder* Windows XP Pro *shudder*

    Cost dad ~2500 CDN new. (haha!)

    [box with no purpose that is in peices]
    AMD K6-2 200 Mhz
    sy-5eh mobo
    No ram lol
    floppy drive! Whoo!
    ISA sb16 card.
    Numerous PCI and ISA network cards.
    56x cdrom
    Weird monitor
    1 gb hard drive

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    Re:Your PC

    How about the add I have been seeing on TV

    Get a brand new computer for $35 a week for a year
    Thats $1820

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    Not sure I'd want to post what my stuff cost me. Although due to not buying proprietary systems, I've been able to save a lot upgrading. Most upgrades have been just buying a new processor. One system has been upgraded 4 times, and will certainly be upgraded more.

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    AMD Athlon 1600+
    512MB PC133
    2 x 40GB in RAID0 (RAID1 for /boot)
    LiteOn 40x12x48 CDRW.
    Creative 6x DVD
    Soltek SL-75KAV Mobo
    Realtek 8139 100/10 NIC
    TI-4280 ASUS GeForce4 128MB
    17" IBM P76 (FLAT CRT)
    Logitech Internet Navigator Keyboard
    Logitech TrackMan Wheel (Optical trackball)
    SoundBlaster Live! 5.1

    Can't give prices, some was gifts and most was upgrades over long periods of time so it's hard to tell. My monitor fx. was brought second hand for 20-30 bucks


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    Re:Your PC

    [Router/Gateway]

    P 233
    256 MB of RAM
    4.3 GB HDD
    4 MB onboard VRAM with ATI Rage Pro II
    Onboard Intel Etherexpress 10/100 NIC
    Secondary 3COM 595B 10/100 NIC
    CT5840 Onboard sound ( POS )
    Acer MB
    Acer mini-desk frame
    No CD, No Floppy
    8) Debian 8) Testing
    Web server
    Print server
    Mail server

    [Main Desktop]
    P 233
    128 MB of RAM
    4.3 GB HDD
    4 MB onboard VRAM with ATI Rage Pro II
    Onboard Intel Etherexpress 10/100 NIC
    CT5840 Onboard sound ( Works )
    Acer MB
    Acer mini-desk frame
    Acer 40X CD ROM
    No Floppy
    HP 5 L Laser printer
    8) Debian 8) Testing

    [Scanner Box]
    P 233
    128 MB of RAM
    4.3 GB HDD
    4 MB onboard VRAM with ATI Rage Pro II
    Onboard Intel Etherexpress 10/100 NIC
    CT5840 Onboard sound ( Works )
    Acer MB
    Acer mini-desk frame
    Acer 40X CD ROM
    No Floppy
    Win 2K
    ScanPort SQ2030 ( This is the only reason I have Win2K )

    [Two other extra box for testing]

    Same Hardware as above ( only slightly different )

    Cost ::: $ 45 for all 5 computers from factory close out ;D

    My motto is that if it can keep up with what I need, I don't see a reason to buy a new computer. ( Although I'm buying parts for kiss-ass Linux box; now all I need is a P4 CPU to run business warehouse database server )

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    OEM/Computer builders have to make money too. Their $100-$400 price hike usually includes support, an OS, a computer allready assembled and sometimes even X months of dial up access.

    Here is about what I paid for my stuff ....
    Mobo - $100
    Athlon XP 1700+ - $80
    512MB Registered DDR RAM - $250
    19" Monitor - $270
    DVD-ROM - $10
    10X CD-Burner - $30
    ATI-Radeon 7200 - $70
    100G 7200RPM Drive - $80
    20G 5400RPM Drive - Gift ($0)
    Logitech Wireless/Optical Mouse - $70
    Monsoon Speakers/Sub - $50

    All about: $1010

    Don't forget my main system is evolutionary, I slowly replace/change items so prices are generally high when I buy them (as I usually buy the best of the time when I upgrade).

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    Re:Your PC

    [quote author=Compunuts link=board=3;threadid=8128;start=0#msg74031 date=1069105957]
    My motto is that if it can keep up with what I need, I don't see a reason to buy a new computer. ( Although I'm buying parts for kiss-ass Linux box; now all I need is a P4 CPU to run business warehouse database server )
    [/quote]

    Why not make a cluster? May improve things a bit.

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