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  • Started 8 years ago by satansoldier
  • Latest reply from raphoenix
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I've taken apart and put together computers many times, even managing to combine a few into usable systems, but I haven't built one myself yet.

First, what kind of price would I be looking at? Im planning a fairly low level system for XP or Ubuntu. 1-2 GB ram, 2-2.5 GHz. Mainly going to be used for School work and the like.

Second, Is XP still available? I don't like Vista, I've used it, It doesn't work with any of our devices, its annoying. I've read that XP is being discontinued, Is there anywhere I can still get a legal copy of XP?

Finally, What brand names should I look for? I've used obscure companies' products with fairly low success rates, so what are the trusted names I should look for first?

Posted 8 years ago
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1. I recommend Asus Intel Based MBs.

2. XP is still available Retail & OEM. (Last Search)

3. Best prices and component selection will probably be

From this, you can start putting the components of the system together based on your budget.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

Posted 8 years ago

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