to all those who stood up bravely for respect in the forums... i'm much obliged and, yeah, these things would be far more useful without a bunch of snobbish insults.
to all those who took shots... yeah, you caught me brain farting. coulda cleared carnegie friggin' hall with the stink. one too many late nights? was i lacking sleep? or was my bowl fresh outta uncharred crack rocks (as one clever, clever motorsccoter posted)? who cares!
for some (admittedly stupid) reason, I did not catch that there was a misprint... AGP 4x and AGP 8x were written as 4 x AGP and 8 x AGP. what threw me off was that these only had 1 PCI slot.
in my own defense, I did originally say...
[Maybe I'm not thinking of this straight but I see that as being problematic. ]
thanks to all y'all regardless of the hostility. i'll be using these forums more in the future...
as for the system... here's the specs:
Total Cost: $537 w/shipping for all parts
**MSI MBox w/300W PS, P4 LGA775 socket mobo w/533/800MHz FSB and 6ch sound & 64mb vid integrated
**P4 506 Prescott 533MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache EM64T chip
**pqi 256mb DDR400 sysmem
**40G MDT HD @ 7200rpm
**Sony 52x CDR/RW
**DCT Factory optical mouse
**2.0 DCT Factory speakers
**15" CMV LCD Monitor
**HP DeskJet 3930 (w/cable and blk ink cartridge just so it's complete)
i figure this should be simple yet effective... it's for an older, older lady with little to spend who's never even breathed on a keyboard and needs something for her kid just entering highschool.
now i humbly turn to you √ľberexperts once more, can we do any better on the price?