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Old 2nd March 2008, 23:11   #31
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i have something that i need to show you guys, this was done by Digit magazine and was successful and is a DIY thing that any one can do with a little help!

take a look at the photos in the links they explain the whole story of building a computer like this one at home! and people who are bored looking at the same monitor every day and people who cant find a good looking cabinet can definitely do this for a change! and IMHO its worth every bit of the effort one puts in!

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/f...s/DSC01322.jpg
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Old 2nd March 2008, 23:12   #32
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hey rider, i dont think the phone is meant for voip, since the main use of the machine was intended to be for internet surfing ( which mostly via a phone line in prev days, for which there is an intergated phone jack on the system) it's for general calls only.

it could be used as both thats beauty of it! and even the female plugs of the phone came integrated in the system now take a look at the links posted above i think you will like it!
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about the original IntelDotNet computer, i am planning to upgrade it with 80Gb HDD, 256MB ram etc. Will probably cost me 10K.
how much will windows XP/2000 cost?

Do you guys think it's worth to gift itsomebody? he just started studying medicine and may not need any advanced technologies on his comp. how about repairs etc, do you think it's easily repairable (and by local shops)?
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a very low end new rig should cost about 12~13k. Vastly better performance than this antique
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is that including all peripherals? i didn't know computer prices have fallen down this much.
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let me give it a shot
Intel D201GLY2: 3.3k
512MB DDR2: .5k
80GB HDD: 1.8k
Kbd+ mouse = .7k
Stereo Desktop speakers:= .5k
15" monitor = 3.8k
Cheap cabinet + PSU= 1k
comes to 11.8K
note that the dot station doesn't have an optical drive - A big negative. Throw in a DVD Writer =1.2k brings it to 13k

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you need to add a processor here

and we can save 1.5 K by usign AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000 (2.7 K) and Asus M2N MX - SE motherboard (2.6 K)

Prices :

TheITWares - Motherboard's
TheITWares - Processors (CPU Intel , AMD)

So, we can build a completely functional PC for 13- 14 K WOW... never realized that.
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The D201GLY2 is a mobo processor combo @ 3.3k- unbeatable value.
Thats why I added it
Update- you can get a 17 inch monitor for 3.8k

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The D201GLY2 is a mobo processor combo @ 3.3k- unbeatable value.
Thats amazing.

I am using 4 year old Athelon XP 2400 on a cheap Assus board with VIA processor. This Poc+Mobo combo would certainly be better then that.
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Thats amazing.

I am using 4 year old Athelon XP 2400 on a cheap Assus board with VIA processor. This Poc+Mobo combo would certainly be better then that.
Dont be too sure

My old Nforce2 mobo conked out, and i got a nforce 6100 mobo, and a sempron LE 1100 ( 4K for the combo)

the performance was the same for processor benchmarks. heck, even the clock speeds were the same as my old 2600+ barton

the difference in usablity was due to the 1GB Ram !
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Is this celeron proc one of the recent ones? Rule of thumb is newer is better so I usually assume that this would be better then Athlon. Have no idea really about this specific proc.

OTOH, now a days pretty much any proc available in market is good enough to run Windows XP if you stick enough RAM in system. I don't feel any difference in system performance with this ancient system and latest workstation at my office (that is for day to day usage).

Only task that too much time is preparing a DVD image (that takes more then 2 hours in current system :( )
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no one even noticed this, no comments? come on, i wanted to implement this ever since i saw this. did any one want to do this too?

or has any one tried this?

i never came across really good looking cabinets and the one i have is boring already so if i find the material i will build a pc like this one, but the parts are hard to come by.
ok will keep you guys updated if something comes along.
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And here comes another company with the same computer for 3.5 grand! Linky. The cheap price makes me concerned about reliability.
Did you go for the Bigapple thing? I would highly discourage you. I have had a terrible experience with them. Bought stuff. They sent some other config (with more stuff) and then when I wanted to return it, they said they were selling stuff as received and asked me to pay for the additional parts!

A little off topic, anyone toying with the idea of making an ultra-lower powered desktop which will be on 24x7? Feasible, I think, using the Cyrix VIA embedded boards.

VIA Embedded Boards - VIA Technologies, Inc.
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no one even noticed this, no comments? come on, i wanted to implement this ever since i saw this. did any one want to do this too?

or has any one tried this?

i never came across really good looking cabinets and the one i have is boring already so if i find the material i will build a pc like this one, but the parts are hard to come by.
ok will keep you guys updated if something comes along.
Hey man, id say go for simpler mods and make that same boring old cabinet a little funky. You can put a transparent plate and lighting inside. Something like see through hood and neon when compared to cars And these dont cost too much either.
Will scan the articles soon. But will take about a month as im really busy right now.
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A little off topic, anyone toying with the idea of making an ultra-lower powered desktop which will be on 24x7? Feasible, I think, using the Cyrix VIA embedded boards.

VIA Embedded Boards - VIA Technologies, Inc.
the intel board i recommended is cheaper and widely available. I've pm'd you a few links
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