[svlug] New Computer
daoem at geocities.com
Fri Nov 20 17:51:40 PST 1998
This is not Linux specific so if you only want to read linux specific stuff
My brother is interested in purchasing a new computer and he has asked me
to scout out and find him the best deal : ) I saw a cheap $999 system from
gateway that had a celeron 333 w/ 32mb Dimm, 3gb ide HDD, 24x cd, winmodem
:( , 15in monitor. I was kind of interested in this because it was
accually a brand name. I then noticed it was a winmodem, and a crappy
sound card though. I asked them if they would deduct some money for the
windows98 and all the software that came with it. They would not do that.
They also denied my request for money back for the winmodem. I therefore
think that at 1000$ I can get him a better system. I wanted to know if I
should get him a celeron or a pII or a AMD. He wants to be able to run
windows and play games, and run linux with Enlightenment. I was thinking
that he should get nothing less than 333mhz. He probably wants a bigger
hard drive also. I guess these celerons only have 128k cache and the pII
have 512k cache. Thats a big difference! but I think the lady said that
it would cost 200 more dollars for a pII 333.
Do you guys think that I could set him up with a system for $900? He would
need all linux compatible parts.
SCSI hard drive is probably out of the question huh?
Would i be better off buying the parts and then building it or can i get a
better deal from some company that sells already made ones?
How much cache do these AMD chips w/ 300+ mhz have?
I cant really see a justification for him paying more than a $1000 dollars
for a system that will be $1000 in a few months. Can you?
Thanks for any responses,
P.S. I do not live in california so I guess I can't buy my parts at this
store you guys always talk about "Fry's".
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