How much is this PC to you?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by VLinh, May 26, 2012.

  1. VLinh
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  2. marcus134

    marcus134 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i'd say 100$ if it still has only 1 gb of ram
     
  3. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    Its definitely dated, maybe around ~$75 if someone is looking for something budget-wise.
     
  4. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Somewhere between $40-100. The specs fall down to Athlon 64 X2, GeForce 6150 (integrated graphics), and 2x512MB DDR2 RAM. This is all as budget as a budget PC can get... from 2005. It's only use really is for internet browsing and office use.
     
  5. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    I'd be willing to do $50 for it and turn it into a home server =P
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    One warning about using it as a home server, it cannot fit any more than two drives (5.25" and 2.5").
     
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  7. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Might be willing to find somebody who will set it up for a computer-newbie family member to browse the net with.
     
  8. ferret7463

    ferret7463 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    wow, I'm really out dated. Those specs puts my machine to shame. :cry:
     
  9. GreatCrippler

    GreatCrippler Greatness Fallen

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    I look for potential... Find an AM2 Quad that'll fit in there, kick it up to 4 gigs of memory (2 x 2gig DDR2) stuff a mid-range budget card in there, and Viola, modern machine in no need of upgrades. :-P To an extent.
     
  10. haazenpfeffer

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    My friend has one of these. You can hardly upgrade it at all, because it's tiny, has no PCI-E slot, and has an extremely weak proprietary PSU.
    However, you can increase the RAM. If you can increase the RAM using RAM you have laying around. Be careful when you open it, because slimline
    computers are kind of difficult sometimes. Also, make sure to install Windows XP. My friend's came with Vista which is horrible for performance, especially
    when the computer isn't too grand to begin with.

    I would ask 100$ for it once you get a fresh install of windows on there, and if you can install more RAM it will definitely be worth that much.
    Otherwise, yank the harddrive out, put it in a case, and use a flashdrive to boot Ubuntu, then give it to a homeless shelter or something. Haha
     
  11. chains_of_androm

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    Maybe $70 at most.
     
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