[SunRescue] OT: PC recommendations

KenHansenn2vip at bellatlantic.net KenHansenn2vip at bellatlantic.net
Wed Sep 27 07:16:04 CDT 2000

Sorry, that is www.computerfriend.com for the $89 PPro 200 systems... Incl.
Sound, netowork (10/100), adaptec 2940 SCSI adapter, Plextor CD-ROM, and
Kingston SCSI HD tray... Looks like a nice case too.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Hansen" <n2vip at bellatlantic.net>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 8:09 AM
Subject: RE: [SunRescue] OT: PC recommendations

> 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
> differences).
> Failing that, I am quite fond of the newer low-cost laptops out these
> 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
> a deal will most likely pop-up.
> HTH,
> Ken
> -----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
> pricewatch...
> Thanks.
> Bill
> --
> Bill Bradford * KD5LQR
>   mrbill at mrbill.net
>     Austin, TX
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