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Old 02-10-2006, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what is a "barebone" computer system?

i have seen some on tiger direct that have dvd-rw, KB, mouse, power supply.

looks like a complete PC without monitor and OS.
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that is basically what a barebone system is. all the essential components, minus what you could probably throw in yourself e.g. monitor, keyboard, speakers, printer, OS etc.
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so if somebody had xp and monitor from their old system, they could basically have a new system for $298?
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If the barebone kit had everthing else, yes. Some kits dont have every necessary part in them.
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yeah but you cant necessarily make thta assumption. Some barebones only come with a case and a motherboard. Others come with a case, a motherboard, and ram. some expensive ones come with a case motherboard cpu and ram.
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barebone setups tend to kindof be a rip off... They're designed to target a part of the market that I fell into about 8-9 months ago. I didn't think that I could actually buy each component alone and build the WHOLE computer. It just doesn't strike people that it's simple and a readily available option to build thier own. So what they think is that these barebone setups are good deals. Stray away from them.

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agree. they never have sokcet 939 barebones they are all socket754 usualiy.
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