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A kid i know is selling his computer that he built.
The specs are:

AMD 64 3400+ (2.4 ghz)
MSI Platinum 754 Onboard sound
1gb Crucial Ballistix DDR400 (up to 2gb supported)
eVga 6800gs 256mb Videocard AGP
DVD Burner Liteon
Linksys Case with Handle
Windows XP Pro
80gb Seagate HDD

Aquamark03 score of ~61k
3dmark06 score of 2115.
The best drivers arent installed to my knowledge, so test scores could probably be better.
None of the system is overclocked.


I was thinking about offering him about 5-600, and wasnt sure if that would be over or underpaying. Any insight would be helpful.
post #2 of 30
5-600 For that thing? Way too much. You better build your own for that money, you get much better for that money.
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post #3 of 30
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Originally Posted by Desperado1987 View Post
5-600 For that thing? Way too much. You better build your own for that money, you get much better for that money.
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post #4 of 30
yeah, if you have that much to spend, just build your own new one. you will be much happier!
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post #5 of 30
Do you have knowledge to build your own?
If so we could config a system in your budget!
Also, will you be OCing it?
    
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post #6 of 30
I'd buy it for $350 and use it for spare parts.
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post #7 of 30
Building a computer is easier than you would think. Let me repeat that until you consent to build it yourself. Ok, it doesn't take more than an hour to assemble a computer even if you have never even opened one before.

For $500

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ $69.99 @ 3GHz its just about as good as an E6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103773
2GB A-data DDR 2 800 $94.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211066
TForce Biostar AM2 $66.32
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138082
$95.83 7600GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062
$28 Rosewill Black Mid-T http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147066
$50 Rosewill dual rail 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182016
$60 160GB SATA HD (you can find on egg)
$34 DVD-RW (you can find on egg)
total $499.66
    
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post #8 of 30
Defo build your own. Not worth it spending that much on a comp like that.
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post #9 of 30
Dood, if your budget is 600$, here's a KILLER rig, even chozart would be proud of:

Athlon X2 4000+ AM2 = 85W~ (overclocked)
Biostar TFORCE 520 =
1GB DDR667 Corsair = 5W~
EVGA 8800GTS 320MB = 240W~
80GB SataII Hard drive = 9W~
480W HIPER psu( believe me, it's more than enough)
Case


640$ taxed AND shipped. I calculated shipping for california in case your state gets taxed. If you DONT get taxed, GREAT, it comes to about 600$ even. This rig will be able to take on ANYTHING you throw at it (exept maybe vista). Ill look to see if i can find you 2GB ddr2 for cheap...

Tell me what you think..

Note: Rosewill PSUs scare me
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post #10 of 30
Have you seen it hit 2100 in 3dmark06? Dont think its quiet that good. But maybe...
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