“If all you want is a Vista system for basic home-computing tasks, here’s how to build one for under $350.”
Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:
- The Budget Gamer—The LAN Party PC @ ExtremeTech
- Asus Unveils Atom-Powered Eee Box Desktop @ Hot Hardware
- Dell’s XPS 730 H2C Gaming Rig Rocks the Lab @ HotHardware
- uATX System Buildup: Choosing Components @ AnandTech
Battered OS included
As strange as it may sound after the original experience most had with Vista and it’s hardware requirements, it is now possible to set up a Vista PC for ~$350, with a copy of that much maligned OS included. ExtremeTech has the list, and some quick pictorial instructions on installing the hardware. Don’t expect to be using the Aero interface though, Solitaire will be fairly graphics intense for this budget PC.