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Old 01-21-2007, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is just a survey for all TF members regarding how much is the total expenses that they have starting from their very first PC up to current. Mods, feel free to move this if its not in the appropriate thread.


MINE:

First PC:

Intel Celeron 1.7Ghz
256MB DDR266 then upgrade to 512MB DDR333
ECS P4VMM2
Palit Geforce 2 MX 4000 then ATI Radeon 7000
40GB Maxtor 5400 RPM 40Gb
generic cd rom, casing with generic PSU
AOC 15" CRT
Cost: $520.33

Second PC:

Intel Pentium 4 2.6Ghz LGA
ASUS P5P800S
Inno3D Geforce FX5200
ASUS 52X CD-R and CD-RW
Dynamo 400W PSU
Across Casing
X-Treme 2.1 with Sub
Cost: $456.25

Third and Current PC:

AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice
MSI K8N Neo4-F
1Gb Corsair Value
Palit Geforce 6200
160GB seagate SATA
Dynamo 550W PSU
Mars Casing
Cost: $517.70

TOTAL COST OF ALL PC UP TO CURRENT: $1494.27
AVERAGE PRICE PER PC PURCHASE OR UPGRADE: $498
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AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice
MSI K8N Neo4-F
Palit Geforce 6200TC 256Mb
2x512Mb SS Corsair Value Select
160Gb Seagate SATA

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Old 01-21-2007, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First PC: (1997)

AST Advantage
16MB RAM upgraded to 32MB RAM
3.5" Floppy, Swap 5.4" Floppy for 8X CD-ROM
850 MB Hard Drive
$800, $1050 after upgrades

Second PC (2000)

Emachines 533ID2
64MB of RAM upgraded to 128MB of RAM
DVD-ROM Drive
15GB Hard drive, upgraded to 40GB
$1200, $1500 after upgrades.

Third PC (2004)

Intel Celeron D 2.66GHz
256MB RAM
40GB HD
DVD-ROM

$1000

Current PC:

Acer Aspire T160
AMD Athlon 64 3500 2.2Ghz
1.5GB RAM
160GB HD
DVD-RW, CD-RW.
$400.
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Old 01-22-2007, 12:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure exactly, but I'd estimate about $7k total; two of them were purchased brand new at nearly $2k each, and we currently have 8+ computers in the house, three of which are laptops.
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