I recently sold my laptop (AKA Distraction Machine of Death), and want to build myself a little makeshift digital typewriter. The initial idea was some weird DOS box with an e-ink display but the latter is crazy expensive and for practicality's sake I'd like to be able to install Final Draft on it, sooooo... The conclusion I reached was a tiny barebones PC with no internet and a monitor measuring around 8.5x11 or thereabouts so as to approximate a piece of paper. As lame and gimmicky as it sounds, I'd strongly prefer a black and white/grayscale monitor.
So using Final Draft 8 as the yardstick (I'd go with an earlier version, but for practicality's sake I'd like to have the newer FDX format as well), I need at least a Pentium III, 512MB RAM, Windows XP, and a hard drive of around 4GB.
Can you guys help me source parts for this weirdo build? I'll need peripherals too. Ideally, as analog as possible (clackety keyboard, trackball, whatever), and I don't know if they're even available anymore but a low power, cheap, black and white monitor would be so great I'd flip. Doesn't even have to be backlit. Also a recommendation for an XP release (with my recycled key) that's as lightweight as possible but isn't gonna leave me wondering how the F to get my keyboard to work or something would be greatly appreciated. As a rule for this build, preference is cheaper rather than perfect(-er). I'd rather keep this whole build around ~$100 if possible (don't include price of windows). Recycled/Freecycled/Used parts are totally fine with me if anybody's got a good source for them.