[Lvlug] PC Stuff
Tue, 11 Jun 2002 23:41:16 -0400
On Tue, 11 Jun 2002 21:47:36 -0400 (EDT)
Linc Fessenden <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Jen wrote:
> > Hey guys!
> > A friend of mine is thinking about picking up this system-
> > What do you guys think? Any thoughts or comments would be welcome!!!
> > I MISS YOU GUYS!!! TONIGHT WAS THE MEETING!!!
> We miss you to Jen! Have you been to any of the Phoenix Lug meetings
> yet? What are they like?
> > } Item Description Qty
> > Total}
> > } MBTGMP Tyan Tiger MPX (Dual Athlon, NIC) 1
> > 347.00} CAHX45A AOpen HX45A Mid-tower 250W 1
> > 62.00} MPC1200 AMD Thunderbird 1200/200 + fan 2
> > 306.00} RM256DER 256 MB PC2100 ECC Registered DIMM 1
> > 109.00} VCPG80 AOpen PG-80 TNT2 8MB AGP 1
> > 34.00} HD20A 20G WD 5400/100 UDMA Hard Drive 1
> > 107.00} CDID50 AOpen 50X IDE CD-ROM Reader
> > 1 42.00} FD14 Teac 1.44M Floppy Drive
> > 1 17.00} NC315 AOpen 10/100 Tulip
> > PCI Ethernet 1 37.00}
> > AULIVE Creative Labs SB Live Value OEM
> > 1 73.00} MO2976 3Com/USR
> > Sportster 2976 V.90 PCI 1
> > 88.00} KB104 Mitsumi PS/2 104-key
> > Keyboard 1 14.00}
> > MSW23 AOpen PS/2 Mouse w/wheel as 3rd btn
> > 1 11.00} OSRH73 Red Hat
> > Linux 7.3 GPL 1
> > 0.00} Packaging for
> > shipment
> > 17.00} Ship 32 lbs
> > via UPS GNDRES
> > 23.00}
> > } Total
> > 1287.00
> Looks like a nice system, but it's a bit expensive IMHO for PC
> archetecture hardware. For that kind of money you could get some really
> good SUN hardware that would run rings around a PC. In fact, that kinda
> money could get a sweet G4 Mac running OSX!
What a beefy system, and then the crappy video card. If he is going to go
all out like this, why not a better network card? Furthermore, why not
spend another 20 bucks (tops) and get a burner instead of the cdrom drive?
Is that modem external? I purchased my SB Live for 20 bucks (or was it
under 20 bucks) a few months back.
I take it this is a pre-packaged system? He may be able to get the same
parts for less by hitting price watch. Aside from that it looks like a
nice get up.
Oh yeah, why not a linksys or d-link ethernet card. They function
superbly and cost under $10.
Daniel S. Washko
Lehigh Valley Linux Users Group
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