Found this on pricewatch as well: "+getMessage("iPrintVerKit")+"
An x2 4800+ and motherboard for $69. The motherboard is crap, but the chip far exceeds my needs so the performance difference will be negligible, and if it does go out in 2-3 years it will have paid for itself easily.
Its down between this and a pentium 4 era optiplex.
I'd need to buy a psu and some DDR2 for the X2, which makes it cost a little more. Prolly could get both for under $50, bringing the total cost of the machine to $110 or so, as opposed to the optiplex which I can grab whole for $50. Gotta decide if the extra power, and reduced heat, are worth the extra cash.