[SunRescue] OT: PC recommendations

Ken Hansen n2vip at bellatlantic.net
Wed Sep 27 07:09:24 CDT 2000

Well, if your needs are not too demanding, the $89 PPro 200 systems from
PCFriends.com in Pittsburgh, PA might be an option. SCSI-based, includes a
Plextor CD-ROM and drive sleds for the removable HD tray are only $10/ea.

RAM is cheap, HDs are cheap, and a PPro 200 is a very decent CPU for most
desktop needs (remember PPro is really a PII core CPU, with cache size/speed

Failing that, I am quite fond of the newer low-cost laptops out these days,
for $1000 - 1400 you can get some *real* nice laptops (w/DVD drives, big
HDs, decent RAM, and 12-14" screens)...

Used PCs seem to have *almost* no value these days, keep your eyes open and
a deal will most likely pop-up.



-----Original Message-----
From: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org]On
Behalf Of Bill Bradford
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 1:57 PM
To: packrats at sunhelp.org; rescue at sunhelp.org
Subject: [SunRescue] OT: PC recommendations

I've finally come to the realization that I *dont* need a
big-penis-Ultra30 system, or even a UNIX box, on my desk at home
(therefore, I've sold it to pay off some bills).  All I need at
home is a machine decent enough for SSH, Netscape, WinAmp, and
maybe an occasional game or two.  However, I've been "out of the
loop" of the PC scene for about a year or more...

So, anybody have recommendations for what kind of system (new or
used) I can pick up for around $500?  Last time I built a PC, it
was a Celeron 300, 128mb, with a Riva TNT (AGP) card; I'd like
to pick up something as-good-or-better than this if possible.

I'm also debating whether to buy a pre-built system, or save
money (but gain hassle) by piecing a box together myself off



Bill Bradford * KD5LQR
  mrbill at mrbill.net
    Austin, TX
Rescue maillist  -  Rescue at sunhelp.org

More information about the rescue mailing list