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Old 12-08-2004, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...=S450-2037%20C

Note: That's CANADIAN money!

Basically, a friend is looking to purchase it. Will be running Gentoo Linux, WITHOUT dual booting. He isn't particularly a heavy gamer (note the lack of Windows for at least a year now). The specs look fine to both of us...what he wants to know is whether it's actually a good deal, and whether there are any particular problems with any of the hardware listed (particularly the Soyo motherboard).

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it depends on how much money it is american :P i didnt know amd made an amd xp 2900 unless its a sempron..-
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looks pretty good to me, but yeah, what is that converted to USD? also, why is that a barebones PC, or am i missing something, it seems to have all the stuff for a fully loaded low/mid end PC.
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Note the hard drive. It has a speed of 5400 RPM, so the load times will be pretty slow.
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looks pretty good to me, but yeah, what is that converted to USD? also, why is that a barebones PC, or am i missing something, it seems to have all the stuff for a fully loaded low/mid end PC.
It's 388.67. Why is it barebones? No OS! But that doesn't matter to someone who's using Gentoo Linux anyway.

Pizzahut...thanks for that. Hmm...I'll check on that. I never noticed that.
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A barbone is where these things arent included:

external media drives (floppies, zips, optical drives)

no operating system.

and 5400RPM wont be as slow as pizzahut telling. I still have systems runnning in my home with 5400.
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I don't know if that is the best deal of all time, you could get that stuff on newegg for a better price and put it togheder yourself!
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