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Hey there <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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My dad might be getting some old computers from his workplace (NYS) and they are IBM ThinkCentre's (definitely). Well, the place is selling these old computers (2-3 years old) for $150 with no monitor. My dad really wants one because he likes them a lot, aree quiet, and we only have two computers in the house.<br />
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So I'm wondering if this deal is worth it? He thinks it is, and I do too. The only computers we have in our house currently are: the PC in PC specs, a Pentium 1 200Mhz (Dell XPS M200s) and a broken Sony Vaio. <br />
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The specs of the systems are<br />
~1.7Ghz P4 and up<br />
~512MB RAM and 1GB RAM<br />
~Integrated only (not sure on AGP)<br />
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$150 for 512MB RAM and CDROM<br />
$170 for 1GB RAM and DVD/CDRW combo drive<br />
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I think he either has to be lucky <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> or he has to take a closer inspection on the PC's<br />
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So should he jump on it?<br />
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edit: I really want to fold on them <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /><br />
edit2: just did some talking over the dinner table. Changed specs
 

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tHAT'S A pretty good deal , i think.<br />
If you add another 768mb of ram , oc to 2.0 ghz and get a agp 7600 , you have a gaming rig!!!!
 

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I personally dont think they are worth $150. More like $75... <br />
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My father got a lot from a company that was moving, and they sold all there pc just in 3 large lots. My dad got a box of keyboards,box of old nic cards, cpus, motherboards, 8 old laptops,monitors all kinds of stuff all for $60. It was all worth well over $500 if we sold it all, but we ended up trashing most of...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">tHAT'S A pretty good deal , i think.<br />
If you add another 768mb of ram , oc to 2.0 ghz and get a agp 7600 , you have a gaming rig!!!!</div>

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</div>I don't think that's worth it...it's going to be for work/folding<br />
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Plus cooling isn't very....cool, if you know what I mean...
 

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I'd buy one
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I personally dont think they are worth $150. More like $75... <br />
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My father got a lot from a company that was moving, and they sold all there pc just in 3 large lots. My dad got a box of keyboards,box of old nic cards, cpus, motherboards, 8 old laptops,monitors all kinds of stuff all for $60. It was all worth well over $500 if we sold it all, but we ended up trashing most of...</div>

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</div>Hold on...you threw that stuff out?!?!? I would have used all of it <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> or sold it...<br />
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I mean...8 laptops??? You could have used one, or made picture frames out of them...<br />
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I should ask my dad if he can do that...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Hold on...you threw that stuff out?!?!? I would have used all of it <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> or sold it...<br />
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I mean...8 laptops??? You could have used one, or made picture frames out of them...<br />
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I should ask my dad if he can do that...</div>

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</div>We kept some of it all... right now my little sis uses one of the laptops just to browse the net and stuff...
 

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I would hop on one. <br />
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And you have a broken vaio? Ill pay for shipping if your giving it away XD
 

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I just talked with my dad over dinner. It looks like I get more RAM <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />. It's guarenteed integrated video card, but the RAM increase is good <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> Also different price points...definitely getting the $170 one...<br />
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So now that it is changed, should I get one?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hmm Yeah I would. Cant hurt to have a secondary rig.<br><br>
Did you see what I said about the vaio! XD</div>
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Oh about that...I can find uses for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Should I ask my dad to get 2? 1 for myself (for folding) and 1 for him?
 

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? I have to make a decision...and I'm a little iffy...
 

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Sorry, for another post...but I've gotta make a decision right now! Should I get another IBM or not? I really want another folding rig...
 

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take that embarrassed face out of your sig, you should be proud you HAVE a job. Most of these guys don't have one, and daddy and mommy pay for their crap. Nice goin dude, keep it up. (j/k everyone else)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">take that embarrassed face out of your sig, you should be proud you HAVE a job. Most of these guys don't have one, and daddy and mommy pay for their crap. Nice goin dude, keep it up. (j/k everyone else)</div>

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</div>Ok...sure. I just think it's embarrasing that I work there....at least I get free monopoly pieces! (but not Best Buy Bucks, that would be stealing)<br />
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So should I get it? I'm really iffy about this...
 

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Ok, well my dad convinced me not to get one. He says I have no use for it and that he will pay 25%-50% for my laptop when I go to college.<br />
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Thanks for everybody who posted!<br />
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I'll update if he decides to buy one. It turns out he is pretty iffy on it too. He says that I'm always on the computer and they don't have a computer to use. He's considering an LCD so we can get rid of the Dell and the 15" CRT. I told him an 19" LCD is around $200 and is the best deal right now for the price/size ratio. That's where it got iffy. $370? He might not think that is worth it. A Wal-Mart ad had a $400 laptop for sale. I think that is why he is unsure about it. Man, I wanted another folding rig <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Don't be ashamed of working at mick d's. I worked there for six months while going to high school. then the army and now the post office. It's a legit job making legit money! Be proud of what you do when it's an honest living. And always do your job well
 

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if you're just folding, then get a few of them for $150 and it'll be like your own mini cluster. if you want to do more gaming or personal apps besides word processing and internet then get a system with 1gb and use that for your own stuff.<br>
whatever you do make sure you reformat it.
 

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Update: My dad has decided not to get a new system. *Sigh* I knew it was going to happen <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />. My dad is all about NOT spending money when you don't need to...<br />
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But I need to fold! <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> lol I guess I'll just get two computers (laptop and desktop) on Christmas or (hopefully not that late) when I go to college and fold on them.
 
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