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    What's my old rig worth?

    I think I'm finally going to upgrade and was just wondering what you guys thought my old rig was worth. I figure it's probably not worth splitting as it's a AGP system and I'll just sell it to a mate or something.

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    3Ghz Pentium 4 (Skt 478 Northwood) @ 3.5Ghz with Copper Zalman 7000 cooler
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    All in an Antec P160 with viewing window

    Despite it's age it's still a solid system and still plays games pretty well. Were it not for my gaming requirements at higher resolutions I'd probably keep hold of it. I'll shed a tear when it's gone.

    So anyway, any thoughts on what it should go for? Cheers guys and gals!
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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    250 ...imo ...

    posibly 300 if your lucky, not including postage though..

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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    Wow, speedy reply, thanks. I figured about that.

    So my beautiful system will probably buy me a new graphics card...how painful ;-)
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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    £150-200 if you ask me

    can get better comps new from dell for like £300
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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    Finlay, you're killing me! It's my baby, I made it, nutured it and watched it grow....

    I think I'd sooner keep it for nostelgic reasons and use it as a door stop!

    I am a realist though, just a reluctant one!
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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    I have a similar system and have been thinking hard about replacing it. However, mine is still stable and does pretty much everything I want with the exception of gaming eye candy. I'm tempted, really tempted like you to upgrade but am trying to resist the urge.

    Not sure about what it's worth but I wouldn't want to sell mine for peanuts. I'd ask for at least £250

    What are you looking at replacing your Northwood with?

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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhazza View Post
    Finlay, you're killing me! It's my baby, I made it, nutured it and watched it grow....

    I think I'd sooner keep it for nostelgic reasons and use it as a door stop!

    I am a realist though, just a reluctant one!
    I know, I paid £300+ for a simple A64 754 rig and ended up selling it for about £150 a while ago, the stuff depreciates quite quickly, especially with C2D/AM2 price drops

    if you want to keep it why not turn it into a pvr/server? then you can sell the high end stuff like graphics and buy el cheapo alternatives and still make some money back from it
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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    I'd keep mine were it not for my recent purchase of a Dell 2407. The graphics card isn't quite up to the 1920 x 1200 resolution!

    I haven't fully researched a new build yet, but I'm sure it'd centre around a Core2Duo of some description. Whichever one is the current bangs per buck I guess.

    I'll prob sell my old system to my mum, whose current Athlon 2400 (my previous computer) is having a few issues now. So obviously I don't want to rip her off, just need to know what it's worth. After all, a boy's gotta live too! ;-)
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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    Quote Originally Posted by finlay666 View Post
    I know, I paid £300+ for a simple A64 754 rig and ended up selling it for about £150 a while ago, the stuff depreciates quite quickly, especially with C2D/AM2 price drops

    if you want to keep it why not turn it into a pvr/server? then you can sell the high end stuff like graphics and buy el cheapo alternatives and still make some money back from it
    Not a bad idea, but then I'd just be keeping hold of it for the sake of it because, if I'm honest, I don't really need a pvr or server. If I sell it to my mum at least I'd have visiting rights =)
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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    why not pick up an x1950 pro agp (aria have them on special today)

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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    £180-190 tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrP View Post
    why not pick up an x1950 pro agp (aria have them on special today)
    I can only see the PCI-E on special today. I was thinking about an upgrade to x1950, but if my rig is only worth £150, is it worth spending roughly the same again for a graphics card for it? ;-)
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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    £150-£220 if your lucky, older rigs really arent worth it for most people.
    But if its your mate you might be able to hit the top parts

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    Re: What's my old rig worth?

    Can you replace the machine for that £150?
    If not buy the GFX card.

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