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Anybody tried IbexPC?

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To All:

Thanks to those whom replied to my "MadTux" question.
Now, I'm leaning for a low end computer from IbexPC.
Namely,

http://www.ibexpc.com/ib42lisy.html

About twice as pricey as MadTux, but there seems to
be less "shortcuts" including the warranty. Plus
I can get wireless and DVD in.

Had anybody brought from or heard of IbexPC?

One other question: will a DVD-RW reads/writes a CD?
Or do I need two optical drives?

Sheng-Chieh

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I never actually heard of

I never actually heard of IbexPC, but the configuration you linked to does sound alot better than the MadTux one for not too bigger of a price (though with additions you might choose it may increase).

So at least judging by the configuration I think it's a nice choice. It's a real modern machine. Smiling

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yep, DVD±RW drives can read

yep, DVD±RW drives can read and write CDs.

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I've never heard of them

I've never heard of them until today, but after looking at this page, I do like this unit better.

1) I have better luck with AMD Sempron than I do with VIA C3 or Intel Celeron. For my dollar it's just a better way to go.

2) The fact that they'll stand behind their system with a one year warranty, which is 11 months longer than MadTux, shows me that it's better quality and they believe in the parts that they're shipping.

3) The 40 GB hard drive will be much faster than the 8.4 GB, and you'll have much more room for storage.

I say it's a good basic system, and it offers you more configuration options (if you feel like adding in some features). I'd prefer this over MadTux's PCs.

But that's just my two cents.

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system76

I was looking at system76 for Linux PCs, and they have a system starting at $399. I'm not sure if you were looking to spend this much, but I'll just point out a couple things.

http://system76.com/index.php/cPath/2_6

The base price includes an AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512 MB RAM, a 40 GB hard drive, and a CD-RW/DVD combo drive. It also includes a year warranty, but you can upgrade that.

Just thought I'd throw this out there, since I saw it while randomly browsing the web today.