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    i need a CHEAP new computer...read for details...

    alright, so this covers about 3 different areas, so i guess i'll just put it in here.

    i need to build or buy (very cheaply) a new/used computer that has:

    minimum
    500 mhz pentium
    128 mb ram
    2 gb hard drive (enough for a win 2k or win xp install) i have software. i have a couple HDs lying around that i could use.

    obvioiusly i need a floppy and a cd for install, but nothing good is required.

    no requirements on video, so anything goes.
    no modem or network cards.
    no sound card needed.

    must have 2 serial ports.

    basically, i need a stable computer to sit an run a program... hopefully without rebooting very often.

    i dont need a monitor or anything else.

    oh, and i want to spend less than $200.

    buy or build??
    any specific suggestions on cheap components, mobo/cpu suggestions.

    i need some quick input on this...

    thanks all
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    there are tons of p3 500mhz machines going for under $200 on ebay. your other option is something like this:

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    compgeeks.com always has cheap as dirt debranded pcs
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    I agree, buy a cheap debranded PC. Why go through the work unless you have all the components laying around.

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    well im looking at barebones packages on ebay, mostly with ram included, so i can grab all that i need in one shot.

    something like
    this
    or this

    they are really overkill compared to what i need, but they are cheap.

    i looked at compgeeks, but they dont have anything supercheap...

    ~mike
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    Here is a complete PC at walmart.com. It comes with Lindows installed and it is $199

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...%3A3944%3A3951
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    For what? Kryptonite?

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    Originally posted by az1324
    For what? Kryptonite?
    ummmm....errrrr....no comment
    THIS INTERVIEW IS OVER

    ~mike
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    Originally posted by az1324
    For what? Kryptonite?
    I knew it from the start when i read "must have 2 serial ports"


    its a nice hobby also

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    what is Kryptonite? Well what is it other than space rubble that hurts superman.
    sv24, 733mhz celeron, 80gig hd, 5.6" MA Audio tft, x10 remote, RF Keyboard.

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