reply to post by buni11687
Want my advice? Build your own. Better machine for a lesser price. Here are places I shop at a lot:
Construction is not at all difficult, just follow instructions. These companies are reputable, and will replace any part that is defective easily and
at no extra charge. You will need:
2. Motherboard (prefer MB and CPU Combo, cheaper)
2. Random Access Memory Sticks (RAM) (At least 2Gb, prefer 4Gb)
3. Hard Drive, (prefer a large capacity SATA)
4. Switching Power Supply (owner's choice, prefer 450 Watt or greater)
5. Optical Drives (A good choice is one DVD-RW, and one CD-RW)
6. Floppy if so desired
7. Video Card (Most newer MBs come with on-board Audio/Video)
8. Audio Card (I have a Soundblaster, better quality that stock Nvidia)
9. Fast Ethernet Card (again, newer MBs have it on-board)
10. TV Card (If desired)
Assemble, fire it up, configure the BIOS, set computer clock, set BIOS defaults, or Performance, or any optional settings. Place your install CD-DVD
in the drive, and save your settings. Follow install prompts, configure your operating system, and know that YOU did this.
I know Microsoft Windows OS are very expensive to buy. Linux is FREE, and and easily be downloaded and burned to CD-DVD.
I run Fedora 17 Beta KDE 86_64
myself, cutting edge software, not for beginners, there are many others to choose from. PCLinuxOS
is a good
choice for newcomers, very easy to install and configure. Ubuntu
is another popular choice. Check
for a full listing of Linux Operating Systems.