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Borrowed from Popular Science, July 2007, page 88

$8 = Two 64MB PC100 SDRAM (www.dealram.com)
$5 = Intel Socket 370 HSF (www.bgmicro.com)
$5 = Intel SU810 Motherboard (www.bgmicro.com)
$25 = Gateway 4000437 NLX riser card (www.alancomputertech.com)
$3 = Momentary switch (www.radioshack.com)
$11 = Intel Socket 370 Celeron 500MHz (www.pcprogress.com)
$3 = Bag of chips and beer
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= $60


In addition, you probably have the following lying around:
512MB+ USB flash drive
150w+ ATX PSU
Wires

OS: www.damnsmalllinux.org
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post #2 of 14
Lol, i'de rather take 20x Chips and beer .
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post #3 of 14
Heh, yes. Cheap, but limited uses.

I can see making into a router, but what else is it good for?
Usually people are throwing this kind of system away because they are buying a new pc.

-madban
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post #4 of 14
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Lol, i'de rather take 20x Chips and beer .
Good for maybe a pure Internet brower or wireless streaming music... or just for fun!

How much would the same system cost 7 years ago? LOL.
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Still not as good as my pc that I found next to the trash then put some ram,video card and harddrive in it. Works fine!
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post #6 of 14
that is TOTAL BS!!!!


my beer is way more expensive than $3!!

could be a a "Dora" gamer for the wee ones

Duckie that system would have been $3000 7 years ago LOL
    
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Ah yes... a kids system.

Something I will need to think about soon as I have two boys who I do NOT want screwing up my system. I have seen what kids do to pc's. Both my brother and brother-in-law's systems have been trashed by all the stuff that gets installed by the kids.

Ok, so $60 may not be a bad investment. =)

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Ah yes... a kids system.

Something I will need to think about soon as I have two boys who I do NOT want screwing up my system. I have seen what kids do to pc's. Both my brother and brother-in-law's systems have been trashed by all the stuff that gets installed by the kids.

Ok, so $60 may not be a bad investment. =)

-madban
Plus you can use it as a PC building learning experience for them!
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My first build was a VIA C3 processor and mobo combo that I got off TD for $5 shipped...
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Ah yes... a kids system.

Something I will need to think about soon as I have two boys who I do NOT want screwing up my system. I have seen what kids do to pc's. Both my brother and brother-in-law's systems have been trashed by all the stuff that gets installed by the kids.

Ok, so $60 may not be a bad investment. =)

-madban
all you would need to do is add a harddrive and a windows os because the games kids play are usually for a windows os.

by the way did you find this in a pc magazine
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