Making One's GNU/Linux 'Power Station' for Less Than Cost of Windows Licence

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Build a Better Sub-$200 Linux PC: For a Few Dollars More...

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| As we’ve hopefully shown, building a $200 PC is a fun experiment—and, provided 
| you really modulate your expectations, you can get a solidly usable computer 
| out of the deal. But when it comes right down to it, we admit that the $200 
| figure is a bit arbitrary. Is anyone going to complain if the final total is 
| $225.87, or even $250.94? Of course not. The goal is to find components that 
| have the best balance between low prices and high (or, perhaps more 
| appropriately, decent) performance. And if you’re willing and/or able to spend 
| a bit more money, you can get a better system still. Here are a few of our 
| recommended upgrades if you want to take your $200 to slightly more expensive—
| but still solidly affordable—places.

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