Re: 1000 to spend
Does a monitor/keyboard/mouse/speakers need to be included in the $1000?
The operatin system you use doesn't matter with multi core or how fast your processor runs. Welll, before some cynic comes and corrects me, meaning XP and Vista, they'll both be fine to use.
Keep in mind 32-bit is going to support up to 3.5GB of RAM (give or take), not a full 4GB of RAM. If you want to go more then that you'll need to run 64-bit XP or 64-bit Vista.
If you have $1000 to spend on a computer alone, Vista is going to run very nicetly on a computer with that budget.
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