Building a PC for 22$
A lot of people keep complaining, how expensive computers are still. Of course especially we Mac users get to hear this a lot, and probably say it ourselves, from time to time.
Today G-News is introducing: NeuHausPlatz Computer Systems (NHP)
Our first product in a planned series of upcoming products is the cheapest PC you'll ever get:
The NHP 500XP
Total cost: 39.- (CHF) around 22$ US.
Screen used is a 19" Eizo CRT FlexScan T761, speakers used are a Sony FH-B710 stereo, Internet connection via ZyXel Prestige 642-R ADSL Router and Longshine 10Mbit Hub.
You can't complain about that for 22$. Since the Voodoo3 is still being used in my Mac until the Radeon arrives, I can't post benchmarks of popular games as of now, but I'll do that asap.
Calculating the cost of this machine, assuming every part would have been new, and purchased the day it still was new, this machine would have cost around 5000.- (CHF) that's about 3000$ US.
Actually this PC would have cost 0$ if the powersupply had not failed, so we had to buy a new one for 22$. Who said computers were expensive?
And now for some pictures:
The case front and side
This is the AirFix 12cm case cooler
The ultimate 3 CD-ROM combo that eases the pain of inserting game CDs all the time: Just leave them in there.
And the hand-crafted super NHP logo that is set to become world-famous!
Legal stuff: AirFix
is a trademark of Airfix (a company for model planes and cars, glue etc) and
is in no way associated or afiliated with G-News.
Pentium 3 is a trademark of Intel Corp., all other brand names and trademarks are property to their respective owners.
Neuhausplatz is a townsquare in Liebefeld, Switzerland and most certainly can't be branded.
500XP means 500MHz, Xtreme Patchwork and has nothing to do with AMDs naming scheme or with Microsoft Windows XP.
Due to the one-of-a-kind nature of the NHP500XP, reproduction is impossible and orders are thus futile.
Text and pictures: © G-News Feb. 2002, design and conception G-News.ch and Wemblie Inc.