Windows

Build A Vista-Ready 64-Bit PC For Under $500

Total cost? Less than $500. The receipt shown here included an additional $31 for tools that were purchased on the same order. Add in an additional $105 total for the DVD, floppy and SATA drives, subtract $75 in ever-present and actual rebates, and you're left with a final real-world cost of $456.

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