Advice on a computer..
I'm planning to buy for $300 off someone on eBay a computer lacking nothing except the keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, and an operating system. Everything I can have, except the OS.
For $300 I get -
Intel Pentium 4 3.0Ghz processor that supports hyper threading
200 Gb hard drive
CD-RW / DVD combo
With the case, and power supply.
I'm planning to add on my own GeForce and Sound Blaster, but I'm bugged about the OS. I don't want to go and buy windows XP with Vista being out, then after Vista fixes it's bugs and gets a little cheaper, I lost money.
I don't want to buy Vista now either, with it's bugs and price.
Someone told me if I had another hard drive with XP installed on it, I could just set that to master and the hard drive being included in the computer to slave, which I happen to have.
Someone else happened to tell me if I tried to use the hard drive I had previously, blue screens of death would pop all over the place trying to load drivers that it can't find and such.
Someone please provide their advice!