Summary

Value SOHO

Component
Price
CPU
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
$53
Motherboard
ASUS A7N266-VM
$70
Memory
256MB Mushkin BASIC PC2100 SDRAM
$61
Video Card
Integrated GeForce2 MX Video
$0
Monitor
Samsung 955DF
$200
Case
Antec SX630
$75
Sound Card
Integrated nForce APU
$0
Speakers
Generic
$20
Ethernet
Integrated nForce
$0
Hard Drive
Western Digital WD400BB 40GB
$70
Hard Drive Controller
Integrated nForce
$0
CD-ROM
None
$0
CD-RW
Name brand 24x10x40
$50
Bottom line
$599

Amazingly, prices of the various components have fallen enough that the addition of a CD burner and a faster processor did not increase the total system price of our value SOHO recommendation. Seven weeks since our last value SOHO buyer's guide finds us more powerful and $1 richer. Be sure to come back next week to see how our value gaming system has changed in the past seven weeks.
Value SOHO (continued)

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