[olug] looking for bargains

bbrush at unlnotes.unl.edu bbrush at unlnotes.unl.edu
Mon Aug 27 13:51:01 UTC 2001

Hi guys.

Well I've finally gotten fed up with my current computing situation to the
point where I'm willing to spend some money.  Currently I think I can bring
a new PC into the house for under $400, but with the plethora of online
shops I'm sure I haven't even scratched the surface with my search.

Here's kind of what I'm looking at:

FIC  AZ11  Socket A  Mobo  $89.71

RAM 128Mb  DIMM $20

Athlon 1GHz  $90

ThermalTake processor fan  $13

ATX Case  (somewhere local)  $50

Cheapy  AGP video card  $29
(Anyone every heard of this brand before?)

WD  30 Gb  HD  $90

This brings me to $382 without shipping.  Since I'm getting the case
locally shipping shouldn't be too bad.

I'm reusing my FD, CD, monitor, keyboard, NIC, etc.  Anyone see any
compatibility problems?  I am not as up on current hardware as I used to
be.  I'll set it up in a dual boot since I'll be sharing it with my wife.
I won't really be doing any high-end gaming on it (my games are all at
least 3 or 4 years old).  I also need to find an old PCI SCSI card so that
I can hook up my scanner.

Any suggestions or comments welcome, especially if they'll save me money.



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