2. Component hardware 1500 Bill

1500 seems a lot, especially with Pentiums advertised at half that price. However the total bill will include phone line rental (for a year) and other things. Here is an example totals sheet, add it up, add 17.5% taxes, adjust it to you. (Don't forget postage or bus fare).

2.1 Example Bill

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Example Bill

 Core Machine:
  SVGA 15" Monitor 		 260
  SVGA 2MB PCI CARD 		  85
  System Board + CPU		 200 (varies)
  16 Mb memory 			  60
  Disk drive        		 175
  Mini-Tower case: 		  30
  EIDE disk controller + IO	  30
  CDROM: 			  50
  Modem: V34 internal	 	 100

Bits:
  CPU FAN			  10
  T-H-R-E-E Button Mouse 	  10
  3.5" Floppy Disk Drive 	  20
  keyboard			  15
  Extension Cables		  25
  HDD mounting rails		   5
  CDROM set			  25
  DOS (if you need it)

Charge for year:
  3.5" floppies			  10
  Another CDROM set		  25
  Books, mags etc (x4)		 100 (varies)
  ISP account   		 120 (static IP)
  Phone line rental		 100 (before calls)
  Phone charges 		  50 (varies)
  Printer Paper, toner 		 100 (varies)

Still not included:
  Ethernet Card 		  30 (need >1)
  Ethernet cables + terminators   15
  PLIP cables, null modem, 	  20
  Sound Card 			  35
  SCSI Card 			 100
  ZIP or EZ or ???		 100
  Jazz				 400
  CD-writers 			 300
  Printer-laser			 300
  Printer-colour		 200
  Tape-drive 
  Tapes or ZIPS			  50
  Ethernet hubs or ..
  Printer cable / switch ...
  4-way mains cable		  15
  Second disk 			 150
  Motif - optional (lesstif is free)
  DEC ALPHA M/B + CPU + ???	 900

See Issue-1-Hardware for more details.