soleil
09-22-2006, 03:54 PM
I'm selling my pc for one far better to do graphic editing. If you could quote prices you would pay in US dollars, it would be of help.

Compaq Presario desktop
Pentium 4
2.8 Ghz 400mhz Frontside bus
80 GB partitioned HD
512MB RAM
DVD-ROM / CD-RW
integrated graphics and sound card
9-in-1 card reader

Thanks!
Sol

saulg
09-22-2006, 08:24 PM
here in Guatemala, i can get you up to 300 dollars hahaha... i know, i suck,

NightCrawler
09-23-2006, 06:42 AM
20 bucks.

ACtually, I'll pay ya 150 bucks if you pay for shipping.

terrasin
09-23-2006, 08:35 AM
I'd say $500-$700

CJ

NightCrawler
09-23-2006, 10:00 AM
CJ, be quiet. I want a computer.

Luke_USA
09-24-2006, 12:56 AM
About 500 dollars would be a fair price.

skynes
09-24-2006, 02:09 AM
In our country, you'd get maybe 200 for it ($350 ish?)

onboard graphics and sound is the big price dropper.
512MB RAM is below average these days.

saulg
09-24-2006, 04:34 PM
My pal here is right about the RAM

soleil
09-24-2006, 04:47 PM
yup. and the RAM and graphics are why I'm selling it.

See, I work as a web developer independently. If I can scrounge together enough cash, I can grab a used pc from a local company essentially for nothing, and pay it off working for them.

It's impossible to run Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash AND windows media player all at once with 512MB RAM.

This new one? 2GB RAM, 200GB HD, dual-monitor display card, coming with a 17" dell ultrasharp monitor worth at over $500 alone. And I could go on, but let's put it this way: This bad boy is worth 4 grand.

Now to find a decent priced buyer. My parents are considering it to run their network and printer sharing system (their house currently has 3 laptops and 2 desktops).

I hope I can get enough!

skynes
09-25-2006, 11:53 AM
ROFL!!! At 4 grand you'd be getting ripped off. I mean majorly.

My PC is about the same (bar the monitor) and it cost me 450 ($900 ish?)

I built it myself. It's a bit more time consuming than just buying one, but that way you can be SURE you've got some good stuff and not just some overclocked jank some shop decided to sell you.

BTW, I ran Flash and WMP together all the time on 512MB. Flash would be let down by the graphics above everything else, the onboard graphics would drain your RAM like there's no tomorrow.

terrasin
09-25-2006, 05:07 PM
I agree with Skynes. I built a really nice one a few months ago that was pretty decked out and it totaled at $1200 when it would have cost nearly $3500 from Dell... you're paying for a name there.

CJ

soleil
09-26-2006, 08:02 PM
yeah skynes, I hear ya on the graphics end. With the computer, it wasn't that I ran flash and WMP. It's that I ran flash, WMP, dreamweaver, AND photoshop at once. plus apps like msn and ws ftp. with 512MB RAM, you can tell it'll drag. It would actually take 2-3 minutes to start photoshop CS.

Great thing though? The new system is worth 4 grand. I'm only paying $200 cash and working the rest off. I think the grand total I'll pay for it is $800 after doing work for it.

But ya. $200. I got a steal.

amodman
09-27-2006, 12:08 AM
I agree with Skynes. I built a really nice one a few months ago that was pretty decked out and it totaled at $1200 when it would have cost nearly $3500 from Dell... you're paying for a name there.

CJ

The sad thing is, Dell's the cheap one...best bargain of laptops on the market. But anyway...

Whay are you even selling the darned thing? The hell is the bother? Add a video card and swap the ram and call it day. It's a PC. Everything can be upgraded. I seriously doubt a 2.8ghz processor or motherboard that could support needs replaced...

zjf
09-27-2006, 06:06 AM
I agree. If you can build your own, do it. LGA chips are a bit harder to mount, but I'd build an athlon machine myself if I were to build another one.

I bought a Mac Pro (quad core 2.66GHz Xeon, 2GB of RAM, nVidia 7300 GT, 1TB of hard disk space) for $3,600, and I personally love this machine...would buy another one in a year if I had the money :-P

No really. I'm a photographer and need the storage space and processing power to handle huge amounts of photos. When I shoot digital, I do batches of 10 photos at a time, when I do film, I load the entire roll of usually 36 exposures and sort through them one at a time. It's really nice being able to have that ability without any real slowdown on my computer.

skynes
09-27-2006, 11:00 AM
*looks at above post*


*sees 1TB storage*

*has seizure*


I would LOVE a TB hard disk.

soleil
09-27-2006, 12:10 PM
Whay are you even selling the darned thing? The hell is the bother? Add a video card and swap the ram and call it day. It's a PC. Everything can be upgraded. I seriously doubt a 2.8ghz processor or motherboard that could support needs replaced...

you'd think.


everything is integrated. I have 2 RAM slots and 3 PCI slots. Graphics, sound, etc is all integrated into the darn thing. To upgrade it would mean I need to buy a new motherboard, and all the parts.

I think I got a steal though.

skynes
09-28-2006, 12:48 AM
Ouch... not even an AGP port? Major suckage that.

but yeah that new PC looks great.