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Old 07-08-2007, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Other then ebay (keeping an eye on them already), is anyone aware of a good location to purchase a used computer for $100.00 or less?

Not looking for much for this price.

What do you think someone could get for $100 or less?

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Old 07-08-2007, 08:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not an expert, but I would think that if you bought a computer for less than $100, it's a good bet nothing works. The best you could hope for is being able to reuse the case and that would be about it.
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For under $100?...you can expect a piece of junk computer, that would have a problem, even with general usage. Save up man. You can build a new computer for $300-400.
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Yeah unfortunately its like asking, what kind of car can i get for $400?

And im sure you know the answer... Even for just general usage it will probably be more effort than its worth. A new PC can be very cheap and is guaranteed to actually work.
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Last summer I bought my then soon-to-be ex-wife a used car for $450. It lasted her 3 days. hehe
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The current computer I am using is over six years ago, 866MZ Pentium III, 30GB had 128MB Ram now 512MB Ram, so I really am not thinking I would get much for under $100.
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Craigslist.org if your in an area they've got a setup for is great for old pcs.

You can get a pc for $100, just don't expect a lot of power. Put Puppy Linux on it or DSL, though, and you've got a **** usable pc.

Or you could build something cheap

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CPU/MB   $29.99 Error
Case/PSU $25.00 Case Product Page
RAM-256  $20.00 STARMICRO INC. - Detail
CD-Drive $00.99 Error
HD-4GB   $12.00 https://www.serversupply.com/product...q=94G7098&pw=Y
Comes to right at $90 before shipping. I'd estimate $110 after or shipping, maybe? P4 1.4ghz. Not a powerful pc by any means, but for just browsing the web? Put Xubuntu on it and you'll be fine.
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Brinson... the HDD you listed is a SCSI drive, won't work without a SCSI add-in card....

Tisoraku, what is it you are trying to improve on your computer? What do you use it for? Gaming? listening to music? surfing the web? more hard drive space?
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Brinson... the HDD you listed is a SCSI drive, won't work without a SCSI add-in card....

Tisoraku, what is it you are trying to improve on your computer? What do you use it for? Gaming? listening to music? surfing the web? more hard drive space?
he's right, unless u play really old games, don't expect very good performance on a $100 dollar system, i recommend u save up some extra cash and get a new build, unless u play only some ancient game
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Bah, Pricewatch misindexes parts so often it annoys me.

$4 more, 3 times the storage: eBay: Quantum IDE Disk Drive, 15GB, 5400RPM, 512K Cache (item 180136033146 end time Jul-09-07 16:27:33 PDT)

Of course you won't build a powerful or gaming machine for $100. But if all you do is browse/email/word process...you can build that kind of machine for around $100, still lower-end, though.

I would, however, RECCOMEND, kicking it up to about $200 and spending $90 on a sempron/celeron cpu/mb, $50 on a big HD, $25 for the case/psu combo I posted and $30 for a 512mb kit of ram.
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