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    Couple of Whole Unit Price Checks please...

    Hello everyone,

    Do you think I am guessing about right when I say £550 for the Antec rig and £350 for the old Dell?

    Antec 300 Rig:
    Case: Antec 300
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3P
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 (3.0GHz @ 1600MHz FSB or 3.56GHz @ 1900MHz FSB), 4MB cache
    RAM: 2x 2GB Buffalo FireStix DDR2 @ 1066MHz CAS5 (w/ 3.0GHz CPU) or 950MHz CAS5 (w/ 3.96GHz CPU)
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    Dell Vostro 400:
    Case: Vostro 400
    Motherboard: Foxconn G33M02 / Dell
    CPU: Intel 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz @ 1333MHz FSB, 4MB cache
    CPU Cooler: Stock Intel
    RAM: 2x 512MB Kingston DDR2 @ 667MHz CAS5 + 2x 512MB DaneElec DDR2 @ 667MHz
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    OS: Windows XP Professional 32-bit (original COA)

    I would prefer that they are sold as whole units rather than individual components for the sake of not having to break them down and package individually.

    Also, should I strip off all apps etc. or keep them as a selling point?

    Thanks in advance...

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    Re: Couple of Whole Unit Price Checks please...

    Most people expect to pay no more that half the new price for a second hand PC, in my experience. I recently put together a new build for a mate very similar to your Antec 300 rig that he only paid £600 for, and you could knock up a new PC with similar specs to that Vostro for ~ £300. So I think your best prices are likely to be nearer £400 and £250, really...

    If you've got decent apps and they're properly licensed then I'd be inclined to leave them on, but you'll need to be careful to ensure that you've deleted (ideally with something like FileShredder) any personal data, user accounts etc. - don't forget that personal data can get stuck in a lot of random places on Windows...

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    Re: Couple of Whole Unit Price Checks please...

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    If you've got decent apps and they're properly licensed then I'd be inclined to leave them on,
    It would be a load of old Adobe CS3 apps with an education license and a volume-licensed Office 2010 Professional Plus that I would leave on the Antec, but the Vostro would be bare.

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