Originally Posted by OhSnapWord
For that price, you could get a barebones kit from Tigerdirect. It would have more modern hardware. You would need to get your own OS though.
My thoughts exactly. The machine you're thinking of buying is an aging piece of technology. I wouldn't pay more than $125.00 for it, at most.
Just last week CompUSA was running a sale on a complete kit for $299.00 that would out perform what you're thinking of buying.
If you haven't the expertise, or the time, to build your own, then definitely buy an OEM HP, or something similar, and spend the most you can afford. You'll get far better value.
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