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Old 02-02-03, 06:55 PM
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deal on a sub $500 CPU?

my godson and his mom are needing a home computer, and I'd like to try and find them one this week. I barely know how to turn mine on and off, so I thought I might check with the experts here...

what could I pick up online for less than $500? they plan to use it for getting on the net, word processing and playing some kids games. ideas?
Old 02-02-03, 08:23 PM
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Go to www.dell.com especially if you don't know anything.
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There's another dirt cheap PC brand, I forget what.
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oh yeah, e-machines

Old 02-02-03, 09:28 PM
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I'd stay away from emachines, I had a friend with one.
can't comment on peoplepc, but I haven't seen marc paul jefferies on tv lately
I realize computers can be expensive, but don't go too cheap
Old 02-02-03, 11:24 PM
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Oh, I can't recommend any of these either, but if you're only shopping on price, check them out.

My advice is, check out these sites for Dell bargains:
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If you buy an eMachines don't come around here asking for help.
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i second gcribb's recommendation. buy a cheap monitor, and you're set.
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Here is a pc that way cheaper than Gcribb's suggestion, no OS, monitor, keyboard and mouse though.

I went to www.ncix.com , they have this combo Duron 950 and motherboard, not upgradeable for 81.50$ US, then add a cheap hd (70), cdrom (25$), case (30$), floppy (12$) and 256 megs of sdram (40$) and it comes to like 260$ US. Find an old copy of win98SE and add a cheap/used/refurb monitor and you can get away with paying like 325$. (I don't know what shipping is to US)

Sure, its a crappy pc, but for surfing and Email and to use Office, it'll do the work, just never expect to game on it.

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