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Stupid Computers

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by BodyDroppedNikes, May 15, 2003.

  1. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    Monday my pc decided to take a massive crap on me :angry: . I tried to fix the damn thing after formatting but got hella frustrated with it so I decided to buy a new tower. Tuesday I go to Best Buy and found a decent little eMachine pc as an Open Box Buy for $359..talked em down to $299 for it :D . The guy in the computer dept said it had WinXP on it. Took it home, powered it up...said Operating System Not Found :angry: . Wednesday I took it back and was gonna get my money back and the guy was able to find the disks that went with it so he put WinXP on there for me for free and gave me the number for eMachines to call and get the back-up disks for it (open box buy=no disks). Anyways, it was $300 I didnt wanna spend but I got a decent lil machine thats twice as fast as my old one. Here's the specs below (not the fastest but it works):

    -1.80 Ghz Intel Celeron processor
    -40Gb hd
    -6 USB ports
    -56k fax/modem
    -128mb DDR ram
    -3D AGP grafics card
    -WinXP Home Edition
    -48x cd-rom

    I got a DVD player Ima put in place of the OEM cd-rom and I also have a cd burner from my last machine thats going in it soon and hopefully a 256mb stick of DDR ram for it. All in all I am satisified with the machine so far...and for $300 I got a pc thats twice as fast as my old one was :D
     
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    thats not bad at all for 300 bucks.
     
  3. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Not bad! Salvage as much as you can from the old box... :)
     
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    doesnt sound like that bad of a deal. did you ever think of building one of them yourself?
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    That's a lot cheaper than most people can build a working box for these days, even with those specs... and since it's already done- you save yourself the trouble.
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    i built my last machine about 2 years ago. i dunno what to do with it. should i sell it, keep or part it out??
     
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    eMachines, NOOOOOOOOO!


    *shiver*
     
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    2 years ago is a long time in the computer world. Go price out what your components are worth today new on Pricewatch, then decide if you want to sell the whole thing as a working system (best idea for most cash, although not too much) or gut it for parts. I don't know what you built it with- if you used the top of the line components 2 years ago, you might have something you can pull apart and sell piece by piece on the computer tech forums.
     
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    heres the specs on old pc...please dont laugh:

    -850mHz AMD Duron processor
    -900mHz processor capable mother board
    -2 SDRAM slots and 2 DDR RAM slots
    -256mb SDRAM
    -2 USB ports
    -2 LAN cards (one built onto motherboard)
    -SoundBlaster Live 5.1 sound card
    -G-Force2 MX 3d video card
    -56k fax modem
    -300 watt power supply
    -20G Maxtor hd

    thats about all i can remember. hell i know it sounds slow by todays standards, but it worked great for me. like i said..i dunno how much i can get for everything, but i am sure i could get something for it. how much you reckon its worth??
     
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    You could probably post it up for $200, and get at least $150 for it after haggling. That's still a decent enough system to run office applications and your basic operating system. Hell- the system I built for my girlfriend out of spare parts is:

    Duron @ 1008 MHz
    128MB SDRAM @ 149 MHz
    13.2 GB 7200rpm IBM HD
    Asus 48x CD-ROM
    Plextor 8/4/32 CD-RW
    3dfx Voodoo3 3000
    Ensoniq AudioPCI (SB16) sound card
    USR 56k modem
    SMC 10/100 LAN card
    Cheapo mid tower ATX case w/ 250W power supply

    Your system's faster than that- you could probably actually start the pricing at $300 even.

    :lol:
     
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    lol thanks...thatw aht i thought i could get for it which is $300. oh the tower has 3 cd-rom slots and 2 5.25" slots...forgot to add that, but i guess it dont make a shit..lol
     
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    Nah, that's just your standard mid-tower. :)

    We need to start a "Computer Stuph" forum or something. :lol:
     
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    LOL yeah no kidding. HS gets alot of computer questions on here...LOL
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Yeah no shit... ;)

    1st to use the new wink smiley! ;) ;) ;)
     
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