Re: PC's done CHEAP
OK, here is the deal.
As I am sure most can see from a recent post, I just got a new LCD monitor. (FINALLY)!
That said I am almost broke.
I need to move up and away from my old HP p3 450mhz pc.
It can not hold more than 256megs of ram, and that truly is about its only weakness for the work I do,
IE: School work(light programming, Photoshop, HTML, and XP office stuff.
So I was going to go get a ASUS X7n8 deluxe(SP) mother board and an AMD XP2500+, and reuse my cd, and burner as well as the case, if possible.
Thing is, between those pieces and the 512 DDR ram, I will be spending about $250-300. bones, a few more then I have really.
I did see that some people(TigerDirect) have some pre-built systems,-OS for about 450-500 bucks, but they use BIOSTAR or BIOTECH mother boards.
Are there any really crappy mother boards?
I really dunno?
I also found a place selling a P3 mother board and 1 gig processor for $80.
I know that is enough for my needs, but again, I am not sure if I should stay away from any brands or not.
Any advice would be great!
Anyone know anything about these cases for 30-50 bucks(on sale), including fan(s) and pwr supply, are they worth it?