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mike12345
January 13th, 2008, 06:02 PM
i found this site through a friend is the computer listed under products any good or worth the money? or is it junk my friend said they bought a computer from him on ebay but i really think they are just trying to get me to buy one i was told this was a good place to ask questions so here i am
http://mcelectronics.tripod.com

bufsabre666
January 13th, 2008, 06:09 PM
well its not bad but i think i could build that computer they show on their product page for cheaper

Linuxratty
January 13th, 2008, 06:34 PM
I'd go to one pf these for a pre built system:

http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux-...furbished.html
http://www.linux.org/vendor/system/laptop.html
http://store.madtux.org/product_info...roducts_id=248
http://lxer.com/module/db/viewby.php...ffset=0&dbn=14

Mr. Picklesworth
January 13th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Personally, I would not trust a commercial web site hosted on tripod.com...

If they can't pay for (or find free) web hosting with a reasonable number of advertisements, they probably won't be delivering support or guaranteeing any kind of build quality.

mike12345
January 13th, 2008, 07:12 PM
well my friend says the one he got from ebay was really awesome
and he runs ubuntu on it and loves it i personaly have seen it
but i don't know a lot about computers so thats why i am asking here
if the hardware is anygood or whatever

bufsabre666
January 13th, 2008, 07:18 PM
well my friend says the one he got from ebay was really awesome
and he runs ubuntu on it and loves it i personaly have seen it
but i don't know a lot about computers so thats why i am asking here
if the hardware is anygood or whatever

yeah it is good hardware ((well maybe id need to check brands and timings)) but im just saying if you make it yourself you can get that one pictured for prolly 450-500$

mike12345
January 13th, 2008, 07:47 PM
so will you build me one for 500 dollars exactly like the one on there?

bufsabre666
January 13th, 2008, 08:04 PM
processor: 50$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103775
mobo: 55$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138077
ram: 55$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211174
hardrive: 100$ 500gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136178
case: 30$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147065
gfx card: 66$ nvidia 8500gt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814122023
powersupply: 28$ 580w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817709011
burner: 30$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151154

all the rest is subjected to your prefrences

but total of said parts 414$ shipped

i did change it to an amd processor and a nvidia gfx card cause i find them to work much better for linux

or if you want pre built im still negotiating for one that i made. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=647663

mike12345
January 13th, 2008, 08:20 PM
but there is only 2 gb of ram there is three in the other
plus there is no tv card or wireless card either

bufsabre666
January 13th, 2008, 08:24 PM
youll get better speed with 2gb cause it can use dual channel ((and read the little thing that says 2x1gb, thats 2 not three in my book)) and tv turner is subjective to your needs, just like the wifi card

kamaboko
January 13th, 2008, 08:29 PM
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