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    A girl I know was complaining about her PC being so slow, so I took a look at it to see if it was spyware affecting it, but turns out it's old as fook.

    A 386 with 128 memory.

    She wants a new computer but can't afford much. A used one may even suit her.

    I know that clocker posted a new computer for $200 that was good for internet and email but used Ubuntu.

    Is there something comparable with Windows, as basic Internet and email will be it's only uses?



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    Hey man if you could re-use the case and Power Supply and cd/dvd drive (as im doing in my thread ) I got a decent setup there for $253.97 maybe you could start there.

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    Mirocenter

    Refurbished Dell GX60 small form factor desktop PC; Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU; 256 MB memory; 40 GB hard drive; CD-ROM drive; new keyboard & mouse; Ethernet for LAN or broadband access (no modem); Microsoft XP Home operating system.

    $189.99
    Could pick one up today if there is a Microcenter near you.

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    I was goign to recommend Microcenter myself. She could find or buy parts to built a cheap computer from there. Microcenter is a wholesaler computer outlet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    I know that clocker posted a new computer for $200 that was good for internet and email but used Ubuntu.

    Is there something comparable with Windows, as basic Internet and email will be it's only uses?
    If all she's doing is innertubes and email, she'll never even know it's Ubuntu.
    Once you open Firefox- which is preinstalled- it all looks the same.

    The used Dell's from Microcenter are a good idea but it's still cheaper if building from scratch to use Newegg.

    Look on Craigslist...I've seen some pretty good deals on there if you know what you're looking at.
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    Thanks fellas; I'll poke around a bit with those suggestions and see what I come up with and post back.



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    Please let me know what you went with when you do bro, Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broken View Post
    Mirocenter

    Refurbished Dell GX60 small form factor desktop PC; Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU; 256 MB memory; 40 GB hard drive; CD-ROM drive; new keyboard & mouse; Ethernet for LAN or broadband access (no modem); Microsoft XP Home operating system.

    $189.99
    Could pick one up today if there is a Microcenter near you.
    Are you in Virginia or around the Wash Met area?
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    No. Near Cincinnati, Ohio.

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    try tigerdirect.com they got crazy deals going on right now.

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