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Old 05-29-2006, 12:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this comp worth buying ?

This is for my friend, it's $250, he only wants computer for internet and chatting

Computer Description:

• Brand new Motherboard
• Brand new AMD Athlon XP 2800+
• DDRAM 256Mb
• Brand new 80GB/8Mb/7200Rpm WesternDigital Hard drive
• CD+RW/DVD Combo
• Floppy Drive
• 6 USB 2.0 / 2 in the front and 4 In the back
• LAN Ethernet 10/100 Mb/s
• 56Kb/s FAX /Modem

Motherboard Features:

• Soket A Supports AMD Athlon XP/ Sempron/ Athlon/ Duron CPU with FSB up to 333MHz
• Cheapset / SiS741GX North bridge /SiS964L South bridge
• 2 DDRAM Slot supports up to 333/266Mhz, One 1Gb in each slot
• AGP Slot that provides eight times the bandwidth of the original AGP specification, AGP 3.0 (8x AGP) Offers a significant increase in performance
• AC`97 Audio Codec ( Support 6 Channels/ SPDIF out function)
• LAN 10/100Mb/s,Supports MII interface, Supports Half/Full duplex operation, low operation power consumption

Software installed:

• Operating System : Windows XP pro
• Power DVD
• Office 2003

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Old 05-29-2006, 02:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Eh, if he only has $250 and doesn't plan to do any gaming, than sure. It's actually a good deal if it comes with that software. Probably worth $200+ IF it's legit.

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Old 05-29-2006, 10:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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id say its a good deal. nice little work station computer for web surfing and messin around with and testing things
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Old 05-29-2006, 02:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's first computer for my friend, LOL

He only wants it for surfing the net, to look for cars and parts online.
Maybe chat a little. Just wanna make sure the comp won't b slow when surfing.
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There is no way the software is not hacked at that price. The software alone is very nearly $250.

If it sounds too good to be true...
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Old 05-31-2006, 03:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Where are you buying this pc from? Retail, Newegg?
It should be fine, may want to consider upgrading the ram to a total of 512mb to smooth out performance tho.

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