All part prices include shipping charges for parts which can't be obtained locally and taxes for those that can. If you know where to get something cheaper, tell me! Also see the notes section below for more options.
Last Update: 04/07/2002
|Core PC||DJB Plus||DJB Standard|
|Seagate Barracuda ATA IV 40.0GB||100|
|Cheap 5400 RPM Harddrive 40G (500 CDs)||90|
|Black Desktop Case (3x5.25 bay)||
|Beige Desktop Case (3x5.25 bay)||40|
|Professional Black Paint Job (local body shop est.)||40|
|CD RW Drive, Black Bezel||
|Teac 40x CD-ROM Black Bezel||30|
|Jetway 601CF Motherboard||40||40|
|Cyrix C3 900MHz Processor||
|Cyrix C3 700MHz Processor||45|
|256MB PC133 DIMM||50||50|
|SB Live Value + Digital I/O||
|Motherboard Audio + Audio Transformer||20|
|New PC Sub||590||360|
|IRMAN + Remote||
|Packard Bell Fast Media Remote Control||12|
|CrystalFontz 20x4 LCD + PC Mounting Bracket||100||100|
|Silent Drive Enclosure||+40|
|2x16 Crystal Font LCD & Mounting kit||-20|
|Harddrive 60G (700 CDs)||+30|
|Harddrive 80G (1000 CDs)||+50|
|Harddrive 100G (1200 CDs)||+120|
|Addtron AWA-100 Wireless PCI Network Adaptor||+120|
|10.4" Active Matrix LCD (640 X 480 Touchscreen)||+900|
When pricing parts, don't forget shipping and taxes. Disk drive prices fluxuate faster than I can update this matrix.
CD Disk Space estimation based on Hi Fidelity encoding. As a general rule of thumb:
Studio Quality (average 256kps) = 6 CDs/ 1 Gig
HiFi (average 160kps = 12 CDs / 1 Gig
Radio (average 128kps) = 20 CDs / 1 Gig.
Your mileage may vary.
The current case is the cheapest 3 bay Desktop case I could find. The paint job is done by a local auto-body shop, so purchasing a black one out the door is of little value. There are a couple of other options you can go with. First of all feel free to pick you own case if you want something smaller. Barber has a very nice selection of low-profile desktop cases. This may require the LCD to be in a separate enclosure, which may be beneficial for viewing. Note the prices don't touch the $40 I can get the current case for. Another very nice case is the all Aluminum Cooler Master available from Directron. This could be configured with a 2x16 character LCD for a very nice looking device. Unfortunately, the price for the case alone is $220+. The 16x2 LCD does knock $20 off the LCD price.