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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
April 4, 2004 7:24:18 AM

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< It doesn't state a price. Did anyone buy a similar machine that
can give an approx price for that time? >

5/04 p41

P166
16MB RAM
1.6GB HD
2-4MB VIDEO CARD
8X CD-ROM
28.8k MODEM w/ DSVD (what is that?)

--
"I know who I am, but I'm not the same every day. Sometimes I glam it up,
other times I'm more cute and casual. But for every style of me, I've got
the stuff to put together the look. Don't just live life, create it."
-- Stuff by Hilary Duff

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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
April 4, 2004 7:24:19 AM

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Ablang wrote:
> < It doesn't state a price. Did anyone buy a similar machine that
> can give an approx price for that time? >
>
> 5/04 p41
>
> P166
> 16MB RAM
> 1.6GB HD
> 2-4MB VIDEO CARD
> 8X CD-ROM
> 28.8k MODEM w/ DSVD (what is that?)
>
I bought two almost identical gateway2000 machines for my wife's store
but without modem, and networked them together with a single wire and
two simple ethernet cards.. IIRC they were about 2000 each, maybe 2500.

dick
--and they still work fine, win 95, no sound, no internet and no new
software installed in the last 5 years.
April 4, 2004 4:36:49 PM

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"Ablang" <StuffByHilaryDuff@ablang-duff.com> wrote in message
news:Xns94C0BB8DCE2AB04032004@195.131.52.135...
> < It doesn't state a price. Did anyone buy a similar machine that
> can give an approx price for that time? >
>
> 5/04 p41
>
> P166
> 16MB RAM
> 1.6GB HD
> 2-4MB VIDEO CARD
> 8X CD-ROM
> 28.8k MODEM w/ DSVD (what is that?)
>


My first machine was a Packard Bell p75 with 8 megs of RAM
that my girlfriend outgrew.
She was among the group of people that went out and bought a machine as soon
as Win95 came out. i got the machine is late 1999 .

I was completely ignorant as to what 8 megs of RAM could do
and loaded a graphics program onto the machine.
Then I tried to cut and paste a photo...
nothing happened... so i tried again and again and again.
still nothing happened.
after trying to cut and paste about a dozen times...
the images slowly started appearing...one after another...
sort of like the broom scene in fantasia!
I think that eventually the entire harddrive was filled by the swapfile
and the thing ground to a halt.

that was quite a lot of fun <G>

i eventually put in a larger harddrive, 128 megs of ram
and a 200mhz overdrive cpu and used the machine for many years!

the machine was originally about $1600 (usd)

a few months back i assembled an XP2200+ based machine using
new and "salvaged" parts...it cost maybe $200 !!!! (not counting monitor of
course)
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April 4, 2004 6:36:11 PM

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I bought an IBM Aptiva with similar spec, P75 with IBM's Mwave combined
sound & Modem card, for £1400!
"Dick Sidbury" <drjamessidbury@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c4nu4r$2jcgh7$1@ID-109339.news.uni-berlin.de...
> Ablang wrote:
> > < It doesn't state a price. Did anyone buy a similar machine that
> > can give an approx price for that time? >
> >
> > 5/04 p41
> >
> > P166
> > 16MB RAM
> > 1.6GB HD
> > 2-4MB VIDEO CARD
> > 8X CD-ROM
> > 28.8k MODEM w/ DSVD (what is that?)
> >
> I bought two almost identical gateway2000 machines for my wife's store
> but without modem, and networked them together with a single wire and
> two simple ethernet cards.. IIRC they were about 2000 each, maybe 2500.
>
> dick
> --and they still work fine, win 95, no sound, no internet and no new
> software installed in the last 5 years.
>
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
April 4, 2004 9:34:20 PM

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This is worth maybe $5.00

It will cost more to dispose of the junk than to buy it.

Run like hell in the other direction. I can make a better computer
from the parts in my refuse bin.

On Sun, 4 Apr 2004 02:24:18 +0000 (UTC), Ablang
<StuffByHilaryDuff@ablang-duff.com> wrote:

> < It doesn't state a price. Did anyone buy a similar machine that
>can give an approx price for that time? >
>
>5/04 p41
>
>P166
>16MB RAM
>1.6GB HD
>2-4MB VIDEO CARD
>8X CD-ROM
>28.8k MODEM w/ DSVD (what is that?)
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
April 5, 2004 12:29:32 AM

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I paid $2100 CDN for box only.\


"Ablang" <StuffByHilaryDuff@ablang-duff.com> wrote in message
news:Xns94C0BB8DCE2AB04032004@195.131.52.135...
> < It doesn't state a price. Did anyone buy a similar machine that
> can give an approx price for that time? >
>
> 5/04 p41
>
> P166
> 16MB RAM
> 1.6GB HD
> 2-4MB VIDEO CARD
> 8X CD-ROM
> 28.8k MODEM w/ DSVD (what is that?)
>
> --
> "I know who I am, but I'm not the same every day. Sometimes I glam it up,
> other times I'm more cute and casual. But for every style of me, I've got
> the stuff to put together the look. Don't just live life, create it."
> -- Stuff by Hilary Duff
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
April 5, 2004 12:32:44 AM

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On Sun, 4 Apr 2004 02:24:18 +0000 (UTC), Ablang
<StuffByHilaryDuff@ablang-duff.com> wrote:

> < It doesn't state a price. Did anyone buy a similar machine that
>can give an approx price for that time? >
>
>5/04 p41
>
>P166
>16MB RAM
>1.6GB HD
>2-4MB VIDEO CARD
>8X CD-ROM
>28.8k MODEM w/ DSVD (what is that?)

I had about a PC93 system (486 DX2/66, 120 MB HDD, 2x CD drive, 3.5
and 5.25 floppy, 1 Meg VLB video, Super I/O card, soundblaster
compatible sound, NEC laser printer, 14.4 modem). (Before I hade
varoius 386, 286, XT systems, as well as Commodore VIC and Amiga
systems).

I had about a PC 95 system, P90, 24 MB ram (probably 8 stock), 512 MB
HDD, 4x cD 1 Meg video (upgraded to 2Meg), Soundblaster audio. I used
my 14.4 modem with it until I got a 33.6 and eventually 56K.

My current system is an Athlon 1600+ system + pieced together in
summer 2002, with bits handed up from the P90 system (3.2 Gig HDD,
4x4x32 CDRW, Zip and floppy drives, 33.6 modem and other externals).
All PCI cards are new, with a cheap AGP video card I bought)
!