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    price check - complete 2nd hand system

    morning all - looking for your opinions please

    i've got a new motherboard on order & once that turns up i'll have nearly enough bits for 2 PCs

    much tho i want to keep both, i really can't afford it so i've been talking to a mate about buying one of them - don't want to rip her off tho cos she's a good mate & has just returned to college as a mature student so what do you reckon i should charge for this lot??

    these are the bits i have
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    Motherboard (MSI KT4 Ultra SR)
    Case (Leo series ATX - gunmetal grey w/blue neon front light)
    Power Supply (Q-Tec 350w)
    Processor & Heatsink (AMD XP2200+ retail boxed set)
    256MB RAM (samsung DDR2700 333mhz)
    CD re-writer (LiteOn 52x/48x/52x)
    DVD-ROM (LiteOn 16x)
    Floppy disk drive

    i'll need to buy these new
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    Graphics card (Sapphire ATI 9200 128MB) £55
    Hard drive (40Gb maxtor diamondmax) £45
    Modem (Creative Modem Blaster V.92 PCI ) £17
    Cables, thermal paste, fans etc (approx) £20

    reckon £300 is a fair price for this lot or am i too high / too low in your opinion???

    ta very much for your input
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    Could you help us out with a pickie of the case and a stat run down on the mobo to save google some bandwidth?

    My *guesses*
    • Mobo (assuming KT400 poverty spec board) - £30
    • Case - no idea
    • PSU - £10 [could be harsh, but qteck <550's arnt great - but at least its branded]
    • CPU + cooler - 40 (tbed A or B makes no difference to general public so price better than what you would get on forum)
    • Ram - £15
    • CD RW - £25
    • DVDRom - £15
    • Floppy - £5
    • Total = £140

    Adding your extra stuff's £137 = 277 - case so we are close.
    You including keyboards etc in your £300 price? OS?

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    cheers mate, much appreciated

    case as below - apologies for rubbish quality pic - its saturday so i'm a bit shaky this morn

    forgot to mention, although u can see in pic, case has 2xUSB ports on front / side edge too



    mobo spec as per MSI info page here
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    for about £5 - £10 more, you could whack an 80gb WD SE (8mb cache) in there, -instead of the 40gb, which would be far more appealing

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    true enough mate - but i don't reckon she'd fill 40gb in a year
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    I would stick a 60-80GB in there, she may end up with a Broadband connection LOL! I think £300 is a very fair price, a PC is more than the sum of its parts, perhaps look at what comparable new or 2nd hand systems are going for and use that as a guide (and show her too). £350 wouldn't be unreasonable esp as you're going to spend a few hours of trouble and strife putting it all together to give her a working and usable PC. That's a great system BTW, most non-techie's would be impressed with a Duron 200FSB (2x100mhz) and onboard gfx.

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    cheers austin glad you like it mate
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    Re: price check - complete 2nd hand system

    Originally posted by petrefax

    CD re-writer (LiteOn 52x/48x/52x)
    That... Can't be real

    Typo?

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    Re: Re: price check - complete 2nd hand system

    Originally posted by TooNice
    That... Can't be real

    Typo?
    oops - my mistake 52x/24x/52x
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