Linked by Jay Sabol on Sun 22nd Jun 2003 15:02 UTC
Gifts, Contests, Easter Eggs Many of us have done it. What does it take to do it?
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only advice
by stupidnewbie on Sun 22nd Jun 2003 16:58 UTC

Go all out on the case and moniter as these have the longest upgrade periods.

For everything else, try to buy stuff between 3-6 months old. Nothing bleeding edge, but not last years model either. Seeing as you posted this in a geek forum, suggest trying to get as generic hardware as possible. The Asus MB, SB Audigy Card, The Linksys Network Card, whatever. Like everyone here you probably try an assload of OS's over the span of your computers life so building with hardware that's more likely to have drivers built for it will make things easier in the future.