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Cheap and cheerful Vista-capable PC for $260 plus change

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400 2.3GHz Socket AM2 dual-core

The other day Adrian Kingsley-Hughes received a challenge from a reader. Put together the parts list for a cheap and cheerful PC. The criteria were pretty straightforward. The machine should be cheap, good quality, and be able to run Vista. Here are the parts, Kingsley-Hughes came up with.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400 2.3GHz Socket AM2 dual-core

You can read Kingsley-Hughes' complete description of his cheap and cheerful Vista-capable PC in ZDNet's Hardware 2.0 blog.