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    I'm planning to buy this from a friend, and this desktop worked fine for him for 2 years with no problems. He is upgrading to a brand new Conroe system, and wanted a better looking case as well so he's selling everything.


    Pentium 4: 3.0Ghz w/ HT.
    Ram: 2x512mb unknown brand.
    Gfx Card: 5200FX.
    Case: Some wierd brand, never heard of it.
    PSU: unknown, but worked fine for 2 years so should be okay?
    Mobo: Unknown.
    Monitor: BenQ T905 (TFT - 19` - 1280 x 1024 - 250 cd/m2 - 450:1 - 12 ms - 0.294 mm - DVI, VGA (HD-15)


    All the above included for $400 CAD (around $350 USD), no taxes for ovis reasons.

    Is this a good buy? Or am I at least breaking even?

    I thought it was a good choice because mom needs a faster comp and bigger screen for just internet surfing, which this machine could handle easily.
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    Replace the "Unknowns" with some names, then we'll talk.

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    Pentium 4: 3.0Ghz w/ HT
    new
    $74.00

    Ram: 2x512mb
    new
    $70.00

    Gfx Card: 5200FX
    new (worthless for gaming, I gave a 5700 away for free)
    $40.00


    Case probably came with the PS, and two years is a long time for something like that. I wouldn't be surprised if it crapped out soon.

    For the money, I think you could do better with brand new parts. Especially if you don't need the monitor.

    Tigerdirect is having a good sale going on some systems over the weekend for about the same amount of money.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/email/wem...?CMP=ILC-FPM02

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    @Broken...
    You're not including the motherboard, HDD(s?), OS and optical(s?) but I agree about the PSU.

    @Seedler...
    Sounds like an OK deal for Mom's PC to me.
    Make sure you get a legal license for XP and plan on exchanging the power supply sooner rather than later.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Thx for the replies, I'll call the guy soon and inquire about the "unknowns" and then decide. When I do find out, I'll post updated specs and hopefully it's a good deal.
    Biostar XE T5
    i5-750 @ 4.0 GHZ stable (CM Hyper 212)
    2 x 2GB Cosair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHZ
    Radeon 5850 @ 866/1254MHZ
    Intel X25-M in RAID 0
    WD Caviar Black 2TB in RAID 0
    3 x Asus 25.5" VW266H LCD [Eyefinity]

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    Seedler,install CPUZ on the computer you want to buy and post us the html report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludvig View Post
    Seedler,install CPUZ on the computer you want to buy and post us the html report.
    I wish I could, he lives in London, ON and I live in Toronto, ON.

    It's a 3 hr drive apart
    Biostar XE T5
    i5-750 @ 4.0 GHZ stable (CM Hyper 212)
    2 x 2GB Cosair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHZ
    Radeon 5850 @ 866/1254MHZ
    Intel X25-M in RAID 0
    WD Caviar Black 2TB in RAID 0
    3 x Asus 25.5" VW266H LCD [Eyefinity]

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