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Old 02-20-2006, 06:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of selling my two computers in order to put towards a computer upgrade. But before I make any decisions I want to know what you all think i could get for selling my current computers.

So I have 2 computers...

First System:

AMD Athlon XP 3200+ - with Gigabyte 3D Cooler GT
1GB DDR400 Geil RAM
360GB Total Hard Disk space ( 1x 200GB SATA150 8mb cache 7200, 1x 160GB ATA133 8mb cache 7200.)
GeForce 6600GT 128mb (AGP)
DVD Drive
"Cool Drive 4"
400W PSU
In this case:


With 22" iiyama CRT Flat Screen Monitor
(i'd be keeping the mouse, keyboards and speakers for this one.)

I'm guessing I can sell this for about £500-£600

My second system:
- AMD Athlon XP 2600+
- 512MB DDR400 RAM
- 120GB Hard Disk (16mb cache, 7200rpm)
- GeForce 5700 256mb Graphics (AGP)
- 400W PSU
- CDRW Drive
- DVDRW Drive
- Floppy Drive
Again would keep mouse and keyboard.
2x 15" CRT beige monitors (Dual Display)
In this case:

I'm hoping for about £400 here.

Are my estimates realistic? If so this is going to leave me about £1000 to buy a new computer.

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Old 02-20-2006, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know Canadian dollars. Can someone put that into U.S. dollars and then i could help out.
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The monitor is worth £150 on ebay (I just brought one for £46 as I was the only serious bidder.)

But Seriously you are asking more than retail of the parts for the systems. I think about £700 for the lot.
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I'd say maybe $1000 (US$) for both setups. Take a look around ebay for systems that are similar and see what they go for.
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No more than $749 for the first, no more than $649 for the second.
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The monitor is worth £150 on ebay (I just brought one for £46 as I was the only serious bidder.)
My 22"? crikey, I would have thought that would have been worth quite a bit. Obviously not...

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No more than $749 for the first, no more than $649 for the second.
Yeah that probably sounds about right...

Well I'll think about it, and if I decide to buy a new computer with it i'll let you guys know!

By the way, whilst i'm here...
Which is better...
an AMD 64 bit Dual Core 4800+
or
the AMD FX 57?

I know that not many things at the moment support dual core, which would make the FX a better option, but would the FX be over done by the Dual Core in the future? I know there is a slight variation in price... I just want to know which is the best on the whole.

And i've heared about the AM2 sockets due to come out in June... is it worth waiting for?
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Why are you getting socket A stuff? It is going to be hard to find them and you will be paying more than you get back. That athlon xp 3200+ could cost around $200. For that price you could get a an athlon 64 3500+. I'd say under $700 for the first rig and under $550 for the second one.
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^^ Obviously didn't read the first post properly.

It is up to you. http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=2668&p=8

Personally I would go for a X2 3800/ opteron 165 and spend more on the video card then you were going to.
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My 22"? crikey,
lol - crikey o' reilly... bloomin' aders... they're tryin' to rip off a blood brit these days ah?

sorry... lol... a friend of mine is english and says that stuff all the time... Crikey!!!!
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