Price on this computer?

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  1. Skyline969
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    So I'm thinking of selling my desktop locally, as I have a laptop and do everything on that. Here's the specs: EDIT: Updated for correctness

    HP Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor

    32-bit Pentium D 2.8 GHz (2 cores)
    1.5 GB RAM (3 GB page file to make up for this)
    Intel 89245G Express Graphics Chipset (256 MB VRAM)
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    LG 52x32x52x CD-RW Drive
    40 GB HDD
    Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet card
    6 USB 2.0 ports in the back, 2 in the front

    Windows 7 Professional
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (Registered)
    Microsoft Office 2007
    Several interesting programs, such as Sun VirtualBox and Google Chrome
    USB Mouse
    USB Keyboard
    Old CRT monitor

    But yeah, what do you all think I should set as a price for this?
     
  2. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

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    You'd be lucky to get $100 for that package.
     
  3. ZeWarrior

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    Is it a Pentium D, or a Pentium Dual Core? The old Pentium D's were single core and inefficient. TBH, unless you sold it to somebody thats really computer illiterate, I don't think you can get more than $50 for it.
     
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    Serious? Despite the CPU and the OS? I know the RAM, HDD, and drive is all a joke, but come on. $100?
    And it's dual-core, and a Pentium D AFAIK. I'll double-check on the specs after school, but I believe that's what it is.
    And no worries, I'd be selling it on Kijiji, home to the computer illiterate. [​IMG]
     
  5. flameiguana

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    I'd say about $85.
    Oh its dual core. But come on, no DVD drive?

    $110 max.
     
  6. Elritha

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    $100 max I'd say. What's the size of the monitor?
     
  7. Raki

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    pentium Ds were Intel's first dual cores which 2 real cores, but they used the Netscape architecture which was used on the Pentium 4 processors as well...so 2,4 Ghz is a joke, but I don't think it's 2,4 Ghz...the slowest Pentium D was 2,6 or 2,8 Ghz..but still...it's slow

    so if you would get $100 you're lucky
     
  8. Satangel

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    Yeah. Your HDD space is also very funny, now a days that's about 3-4 PC games and you are completely full [​IMG]
    Good luck trying to sell it though.
     
  9. Skyline969
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    Haha, I'd be marketing it as an "ultimate workhorse PC", as the hard drive space is only good for some music and some documents. Gamers would need to get a new HDD before the computer could be considered usable.

    As for the monitor size, I'll check and update the first post after school.
     
  10. Minox

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    Gamers would need to get a new PC [​IMG]
     
  11. Thoob

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    This. Yeah, Pentium D sucks ass, 40GB is NOTHING, 1.5GB RAM for Win7 is sluggish, and you think gamers could use 128MB integrated graphics? I think you may be the one who is computer illiterate...
     
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    I think you may be the one with a reading disability. I said I'm marketing it as a work computer, but it can be upgraded to a gaming machine. Upgrade the HDD and RAM, and possibly buy a graphics card and you're golden. So it won't run Crysis or huge games, but for the average gamer it would suffice. The hardcore gamer need not inquire though.

    And 1.5 GB for Win7 is sluggish?! My laptop has Win7 and 2 gigs of RAM, and this desktop runs faster than that. Mostly, it's not about the RAM, but the maintenance of the machine. This thing runs like greased lightning when it comes to casual use. I'm not a hardcore gamer, and I could care less about PC gaming (I prefer handhelds/consoles).
     
  13. olliepop2000

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    i think it's hilarious you are advertising the size of the page file as a selling point [​IMG]
     
  14. Skyline969
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    Meh, just noted that I increased it to accommodate for there being only 1.5 GB of RAM.
     
  15. nitrostemp

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    only problem is the warranty, comapaqs are built to die after the warranty
     
  16. Skyline969
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    I've personally tested it all, it's gonna last, and the warranty is long since gone. I perform regular maintenance on it (both software (registry, etc) and hardware (dusting, etc) and I make sure it's not gonna die anytime soon.
     
  17. nitrostemp

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    id slap a price tag of "150-220"$
     
  18. Elritha

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    My netbook runs Windows 7 perfectly fine with just 1GB of ram and with aero running. 1.5GB of ram should be fine for browsing, office and so on with Win7.
     
  19. Urza

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    Your netbook is also running at a lower resolution.
     
  20. Skyline969
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    That's my guess, BUT with a trick. I added a tag of $225, as people always haggle $25-$50 less than what you want. This way, I'm getting what I actually want. [​IMG]