I just picked up a barebones kit from TigerDirect.com for $100 after
mail in rebates. I am not sure it has the horsepower you would need but
the link to it is here:


I put a RAID card in it and use it as a file and web server for my home
network. So far it seems very stable and much faster than the Pentium
II it replaced, no surprise there.

I order from Tiger Direct and Newegg.com for a lot of computer
components and would consider them both to be good sources for barebones



-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Dan
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 11:43 AM
To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
Subject: [PCTECH] Shopping for barebone kits

On a budget, so would like to keep purchase within $150 range. I am
for a barebones kit to "upgrade" a Pentium III box that my son is using,
which is running on Ubunty 7.04 on 192MB of RAM. I *think* I am just
interested in the MB, CPU, and RAM, but never having done a MB
before, I am unsure how smart that is. I need to check the power
but with the price range I'm in, I don't suppose there will be any heavy
power requirements with the replacement.

Does anyone have suggestions on:
1) A good place to shop for this
2) A specific kit deal that's available now that you're aware of
3) MB brands to avoid or look for

At this point, I am not interested in Windows. The PC will be used
primarily for internet browsing (some online games) and open office.


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