Linux Tax

I’ve heard of the Microsoft tax before, but this seller thinks it applies to Linux computers too.  This hardware is way overpriced, regardless of the Operating System. I’ll leave it up to the reader to see just how old RH 4.2 is.

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Linux with Red Hat 3.4, 4.2, 3.5 inch Floppy 1.4 Meg. Ethernet card (DSL and Networking) 56k Modem, 40 G.bite Hard drive, 2.4 GHz processor, 512 Meg. RAM, 32 Meg. Video Card, CD Read/Write 700 Meg.. Comes with mouse, SanDisk Flash Reader, Keyboard and NEC LCD 1715 17 inch Flat Screen Monitor, dual Speakers and All Cabling. Excellent Condition. Fully Functional. Ready to use. Paid $1,700.00 will sell for $500.00 Cash, Firm price.

$240 elsewhere, $165 from me, or $80 from Newegg. Your Choice!

There are a lot of numbers here, but this person should have checked theirs better. Talk about some fuzzy math.

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Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721010SLA360 1TB Hard Drive retails at $240.00 when you buy online, Check pricing here I am asking $165.00 OBO. This hard drive is brand new and comes with all the cables. I am needing some Christmas cash for my little ones so I am willing to negotiate the price to get it sold. This is a great deal and a great product. Call me at (***) ***-**** or reply to this posting.

You could buy two from Newegg for the price he wants:

1TB Hitachi Hard Drive - $79.99

1TB Hitachi Hard Drive - $79.99

Sony is the Apple of the PC world

Sony computers have always been over priced for the features they offered. The seller seems to think that continues once they sell it to someone else.

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Comes with 2.1 surround sound speaker system, computer has DVD/ DVD rw drive and cd/cdrw drive. Lots of USB ports in front and back. Video inputs and s video input, memory stick pro.
Pentium 4 processor 3.00GHz
512 MB RAM
145GB Hard drive
Windows XP.
Was bought back in 2005.
$800 OBO

$800 will buy a very nice desktop these days. Most computers in this price range will come with a 500GB hard drive, 6GB of RAM, a dual or even quad core processor, and a nice dedicated graphics card.

I think you’d have to price this down for less then $100 before it becomes tempting. Even then, there isn’t a lot of utility there.

An AMD Dragon with bite

It may have cost you $3,500 new, and you may want $2,000 for it now, but has it for a lot less. It’s even guaranteed smudge and dust free.

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HIGH END CUSTOM BUILT AMD DRAGON PLATFORM GAMING COMPUTERUp for sale is my baby, a custom built AMD/ATI Dragon platform system that will blast threw any game you own. I dont want to get rid of it but times are tough and i need the money for bills.;( All parts are in NEWER shape(all parts as less that 6 months old except monitor ). I have put over $3,500 into it and is no joke, will load windows in about 45 sec. Pc Pitstop benchmarks in top 2%. Asking $2,000 obo , cash only (no cashers checks, money orders or paypal), no shipping, and i will not part it out.
Would make a GREAT christmas gift for the gamer in your life. all you would need are speakers. If i get the asking price i will throw in some games,(Far Cry, Hell Gate, Crysis, DemiGod & The Sims 3)
System includes,

AMD Phenom II 955BE CPU 3.2GHZ x 4 Cores ( will overclock to 3.79GHZ stable)
Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler
Asus M4A79T Deluxe motherboard
Patriot Gamer series DDR3 1600Mz ram 4 X 2Gigs (total 8 Gigs!)
Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB (TerraByte = 1000 gigs )
Asus SATA DVD rom drive
ATI Radeon HD 4890 Video Card with 1Gig video memory
Silver Stone 1000w modular power supply(it got enough juce to add another 4890 card for crossfire)
Antec 900 II Gamer Case with 4 120mm fans and 1 200mm fan on top, case stays nice and cool 🙂
Logitech Cordless wave keyboard & wireless lazer mouse
Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2 game pad
Hanns-G 21″ HDMI monitor

Drum roll please…

The Newegg Total: $1,526.33

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It’s not as bad as some, but I think they need to discount it further before someone will even consider this. Overall, it’s a high performance system, just not at the right price.

Dell starter server will leave you bankrupt

The Dell Black Friday deals are starting to roll in. This deal on a entry level server must be somebody’s idea of a joke though. It only gets worse when you try to customize it


The $388 discount must come from the fact that no Operating System is included by default.


Not happy with the processor? Upgrade!


Need a second hard drive to store all of your data?


I realize that server grade equipment is supposed to be higher end, more redundant, etc. However, these commodity parts don’t come close to justifying the costs Dell is trying to push here. These Dell upgrades cost an arm, leg, and all of your VC cash. No deal Dell.