Current PC - AT HOME: Brand New Full Tower AMD Athlon 1.3GHz 448MB SDRAM 20GB Hdd LG Seperate CD REWRITER AND DVD DRIVE IOMEGA Zip 100 Floppy Drve 56k V.92 Ready Modem Herclues Prophet 4500 64MB G. Card Soundblaster 16Bit PCI
I am looking to buy a second hand PC, fairly old, to set up a small network.
LOOKING TO BUY: Compaq Deskpro EP350 Computer System Compaq Deskpro EP350 Tower Computer PII 350 MMX 64mb Memory 6.4 Gigabyte Hard Drive New 48X CD Copier 56k/V90 Modem Windows 98SE. Keyboard, Mouse & Speakers. Price includes 12 months RTB warranty. PRICE= £190.00 INC VAT. Is this a good option+price for a network. Please bear in mind that I will use it for small games and the internet. Some components obviously have to be upgraded. Is this a good option in terms of upgradability, (mainly the processor.) PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT I DONT WANT TO GO OVER £200. If u know anyother sites I would be grateful.
for 190 squid I would ask the vendor to chuck in another 64mb of memory....doesn't hurt to be cheeky. Don't forget you will need network cards if you want to network the pc's, also you didn't mention any sort of graphics card in the second one. As far as upgrading goes.....I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong....but I thought compaqs were difficult to upgrade because you cannot use generic components, just compaq ones. And, it depends on whether the motherboard will support a different processor etc etc. I am only a dabbler myself and by no means expert but I hope this is of some help to you. :)