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Cheap and cheerful Vista-capable PC for $260 plus change

The other day Adrian Kingsley-Hughes received a challenge from a reader. Put together the parts list for a cheap and cheerful PC. The criteria were pretty straightforward:- Cheap- Good quality- Be able to run Vista Here's the parts list he came up with.
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The other day Adrian Kingsley-Hughes received a challenge from a reader. Put together the parts list for a cheap and cheerful PC. The criteria were pretty straightforward. The machine should be cheap, good quality, and be able to run Vista. Here are the parts, Kingsley-Hughes came up with.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400 2.3GHz Socket AM2 dual-core
You can read Kingsley-Hughes' complete description of his cheap and cheerful Vista-capable PC in ZDNet's Hardware 2.0 blog.
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ASUS M2A-VM

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2 x 512MB of A-DATA 240-Pin DDR2 800

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160GB Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS

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LG Black combo burner

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Antec EarthWatts EA380 380W PSU

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MASSCOOL 5T568S1H3

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