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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 1: Purchasing Components
      9  Will I Save Money by Building My Own System?

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Total System Cost

The total cost of the system built in this book was $975.15. The costs break down by component as shown in Table 1.


Table 1

Component

Cost

From Insight Components:

Enlight en-7255 mid-tower case with ATX 360w power supply

$74.28

Asus a7v333-x Socket A mainboard with audio & LAN

$89.99

AMD 2000+ Athlon XP CPU

$79.99

Asus v7100 Pro Geforce2 64MB 4x AGP video card

$44.99

Floppy Drive

$10.99

Windows XP Home Edition OEM

$92.99

From Best Buy:

Creative Labs Speakers

$19.99

Kingston Value RAM 512 MB PC2700 DDR RAM

$39.99
(after $30 in mail-in rebates)

80 GB 7200 RPM Western Digital Hard Drive

$59.99
(after $40 in mail-in rebates)

Verbatim 52x24x52 CD-RW Drive

$14.99
(after $55 in mail-in rebates)

ViewSonic A70f+ CRT Monitor

$149.99
(after $40 mail-in rebate. Rebate was approved after follow-up.)

U.S. Robotics 56K V.92 Internal Modem

$79.99

From Amazon.com:

Red Hat Linux 9.0 Personal

$36.99

Upgrades (BestBuy.com):

Hewlett-Packard 300I Internal DVD+RW Drive

$179.99

Scrounged From Existing PCs:

Keyboard & Mouse

$0.00

Total System Cost:

$975.15



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