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Old 01-25-2008, 01:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Woot.com HP PC... Worth the parts?

As I do pretty much every day I look at daily deals at a select few sites. Woot.com has a HP Pavilion Elite m9040n Desktop Computer. I was thinking about either scrapping some parts or just buying and reselling the PC on ebay. The ram sucks, but there are a few other good things in it. The Quad is obviously good. I'm sure I could pull $1000 on it or so. What do you guys think?

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* Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Media Center
* Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz Processor
* 1066MHz Front Side Bus and dual 4 MB L2 caches
* Viiv Technology, Everything you need to build a PC for HD content.
* 3gb of PC2-5300 RAM (4 Slots 21GB, 2512MB); Expandable to 8GB on 64-bit OS, 4GB on 32-bit
* 640GB (2320) 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drives
* 16x DVDR/RW 12x RAM R Dual Layer LightScribe SATA Optical Drive
* nVIDIA GeForce 8400GS with 256MB DDR Memory, HDMI, Dual-Link DVI, and S-Video ports
* TV Tuner Card (ATSC/NTSC) with FM tuner
* PVR functionality and programming guide let you watch, pause, rewind, and record live television
* Realtek ALC 888S Audio Chipset, Supports up to 7.1 Audio Channels
* Built-in wireless 802.11b/g 54g Wi-Fi networking
* Dimensions: 16.61 x 7.0 x 15.51 (LxWxD); approx weight - 24lbs
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Default Re: Woot.com HP PC... Worth the parts?

To newcomers: Im sure weve discussed that that video card couldnt power a 22inch piece of plastic. Its slow, and its not even the 512mb version of a very ****** card. Never ever buy anything with anything under a 8800 in the 8 series. EVER.

Back to your delema: I think it would be okay with a better card if you were to keep it as your own pc, But as parts i still dont think you will make much of a profit.

because that sound card i beleive is integrated to the motherboard, the cpu is most likely not a G0, alot of people are scoping those out, i think theres an issue with signing over a windows key (not to sure so dont trust me), Tv tuner cards are pretty cheap now adays and the same with hd's.

But:You'd be surprised how many people want a brand name case, lol.
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Yeah, I think if I do get it I'll sell it haha.
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If you end up parting it out, let me know if you'd like to get rid of the hard drives...
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