should i get this??

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So i work at this place called Fry's Electronics and they are offering this pretty good deal..so i think, but it's a:

Athlon Sempron 2800+
PC Chip Mobo

It's a combo for like $60 and i know the mobo sucks but should i get it?

I was thinking of getting to make it into a simple computer to run linux and i know it will run fine, but the question i guess is, is it worth it?

Let me know what you guys think and if you would even consider getting it. Thanks.
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Yeah, a normal Semperon 2800+ Palermo core socket 754 is $82.00 online. If it's a socket A Semperon, then no, it's not even worth $30.
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http://www.pricewatch.com/default.aspx? ... 6a%3D84091


So yea ,why not.
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it's a socket A...so no huh? not worth the money to make it into a Linux computer?

what's so bad about the socket A? are they super slow or something? I don't know much about the sempron processors

shanks!
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Its not that its bad, just yesterdays technology. For a simple linux box it might be alright. I would do a stage 1 gentoo install to squeeze every bit of performance out of it. Provided you know how to bootstrap a system.
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GT500Shlby wrote:
I would do a stage 1 gentoo install to squeeze every bit of performance out of it. Provided you know how to bootstrap a system.


I've never really messed with linux before. That's why i want to make this simple computer to "play" with linux. I have no idea what a stage 1 gentoo is or what you mean by bootstrapping the system. Can you ellaborate?

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