Remember that hardware in the sub 1GHz speed is cheap. I picked up a refurb Compaq 1GHz with a Windows 2000 license for $169 US a few months ago. Office is Open Office from openoffice.org so that P3-1GHz 128MB RAM 20GB hard disk without a display and such cost me less than a retail copy of Windows 2000.
Hope that gives you an idea.
not to sure if this is the right forum but if not feel free to remove it. i was hoping someone could give me some advice - im hoping to sell my computer but not sure how muchits worth, its a computer produced by TIME uk purchased in early 2000. i have a 700mhz amd duron processsor with ?133? fsb, MSI 6340 mobo which supports up to 1ghz memory and procesor. actual mem is 128mb. it has on board sound and graphics. cdrw and cd rom drives. 20 gb hard disk, standard speakers, 17" crt moniter and windows 98 (i will include win 98 cd in the sale but unfortunatly i have lost the reg key.) it also has other software e.g office 2000. oh i forgot to mention the modem (56kbs), 2 usb ports and floppy drive. there are no known probs with the hardware. any info greatly appreciated.