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Old 11-30-2004, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking @ getting a used refurbished computer which one of these is over all the best deal I play to use this computer to run my online radio station & maybe some general stuff.

https://www.computerinternetneeds.co...s&item=dell500

https://www.e-topco.com/commerce/sto...?idproduct=215

https://www.e-topco.com/commerce/sto...?idproduct=420

https://www.e-topco.com/commerce/sto...?idproduct=274

https://www.e-topco.com/commerce/sto...?idproduct=229

If you think none of those are good deals her is what I looking for a refurbished 650mhz to 1ghz 30gb min 128ram min decent video card decent sound card usb & network card for $175 or less. Which computer store would you reccommond that sell nice refurbished computers in the range I am looking that will shipp to Houston Tx for a decent price.
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Old 11-30-2004, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the best one out of all of them would be the second one.

D_933CDRW Dell Optiplex ,GX115, Pentium III 933MHz, 40GB, 256MB, Sound, 3 Com,CDRW

Even though i hate them all, they would serve your needs fine. but you will need a better graphics card if you plan on using it for games (unless the game is very old).
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Old 11-30-2004, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you think none of those are good deals her is what I looking for a refurbished 650mhz to 1ghz 30gb min 128ram min decent video card decent sound card usb & network card for $175 or less.
You can pick up a new box for under $200, I guess... m/b $50, with gfx, LAN, USB, and sound onboard, 256mb RAM $40, processor $40, keyboard & mouse $10. Case & PSU $40. The only extra cost will be the moniter, and you can pick crap ones up really cheap. A 17" CRT shouldn't cost too much either.

Generally refurbished computers are crap value for money, unless you get a decent moniter with it. New boxes cost next to nothing, I was overpricing a bit. Asking for a "decent" video and sound card is asking a bit much for $175 for the entire system though. I guess it depends how you define decent though :P.
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Old 11-30-2004, 04:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Casecom KG-828 400watt Silver ATX Case with USB and Audio £12.46

PCChips KM266 SKT A 266 FSB AGP Sound LAN & Video with 32MB Shared Memory Onboard Retail Box £18.57

Ebuyer 256MB DDR266 PC2100 Extra Value RAM £18.52

Amd Athlon Xp2400+ (new Pull) 266mhz 256kb Cache Retail Boxed Processor With 3 Year Warranty £37.29

Samsung 52x Internal IDE CD-ROM Drive (Black) - OEM £7.64

Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 8 40Gb ATA 133 7200rpm Disk Drive - OEM £24.39

Ebuyer Extra Value Beige PS2 Keyboard £1.52

Microsol 5 Button PS2 Scroll Wheel Mouse £1.08


Total: £121.47

I forgot the CD & HD previously, but it still works out around $200. I'm not 100% sure if that motherboard can support the CPU, but spend $10 extra and you'll find one that can. Bear in mind that this is a new 2400+ system. The prices are all UK pounds, I think it's about $1.8 to the pound now, so it's under $200. I'm sure there are places in the US that can do these sort of prices new. This system also looks a lot better than the refurbished ones you were looking at.
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Buy my system in my sig for $400 ! It will definately do all you wont plus much more !
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...143712205&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...143715260&rd=1

Either of these two worth it and if so do you think I would get a good working computer or a pice of junk with many problems.
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