[rescue] Looking to rescue a PC

linc linc at lincgeek.org
Mon Feb 15 11:59:54 CST 2010

Scott Newell wrote:
> Where do you think the best bang for the buck is right now?  I'm needing to
> step up from my ancient dual P3-450 box to something a little faster and XP
> capable.  It appears I can get an old P4 2.something, 1GB, XP COA, and a
> small drive for ~$100 shipped.  (For instance,
> http://www.surpluscomputers.com/348987/dell-gx-p4-2.2ghz-tower.html).  
> I don't have a good feel for current used pricing...is this on the high
> side?  Would I be better off spending $200 for something more modern?  (I
> probably should spend $1k and build up something nice that will last me
> another 9-10 years, but I'm just not in the mood to do all the research
> right now.)
> Don't need much: one or two free PCI slots, a parallel port, one or two
> serial ports, analog VGA.  Audio would be nice.  Fairly quiet, too.
> (Nothing like an Octane!)
> If anyone has anything suitable they're looking to get rid of, let me know.
>  I'm in the southern US.
> thanks!
> newell
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