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hi guys

just been offered a p.c for £250 ono

here are the specs

dimension 5150 desktop pentium d/820 with dual core (2.80ghz, 800mhz, 2x 1mb cache)

1024 Ram free - double memory promo

memory dual channel 2048mb (4 x 512) 533 mhz DDR2

hard drive 160gb serial ATA 7200rpm

graphics card intergrated intel media accelerator 850 VGA without tv output

flat panel e175fp 17" (TC099) value midnight grey

intergrated audio dolby digital 7.1 capability (no speakers)

just i have till end of today to make a decision and wanted to see if you guys think its worth it

thankyou
 

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Unless you can get it £200 or below mate, i wouldn't bother..

You can get a family comp like this for just £270 incl deliver:

INTEL PENTIUM D 935 Dual Core 3.2 GHz

Black X-Blade Atx Case - 450w Psu

ASRock 4Core 1600-D800 Motherboard

2Gb DDR2 667Mhz Ram

320Gb Hitachi Sata II Hard drive

Samsung Sata II Dual Layer Dvd Writer

256Mb Onboard Graphics

Onboard Network Card

5.1 HD Onboard Sound

Front - 3 / Rear - 4 USB 2.0 Ports

33 in 1 Card Reader

Windows XP Professional

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Second hand desktop PC's aren't worth much tbh. It's difficult to know how much use its had, whether its been sat next to a radiator overheating etc. It's up to you but if you aren't desperately after a pc then I'd offer them 150 for it and see what they say...?

Consider a laptop too - well cheap these days and it's fantastic to be able to sit on the sofa and use the laptop instead of being sat at a desk...
 

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TaintedSoul said:
Yeah the new small netbook craze you can get a 10inch laptop for £299. 1gig of ram, 1.6ghz Atom processor and easy to move around.
Just bought my brother this laptop for £360

Intel Dual Core T2390 Processor (1.86GHz).

2Gb RAM.

160Gb Hard Drive.

15.4in WXGA Display.

DVD Super Multi Dual Layer with Lightscribe.

ATI X110 Graphics with 128Mb shared memory.

WiFi 802.11b/g.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium.

7 in 1 card reader. 4x USB Ports.

Not the best I know but hes happy with it
 

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MaKaVeLi said:
Just bought my brother this laptop for £360

Intel Dual Core T2390 Processor (1.86GHz).

2Gb RAM.

160Gb Hard Drive.

15.4in WXGA Display.

DVD Super Multi Dual Layer with Lightscribe.

ATI X110 Graphics with 128Mb shared memory.

WiFi 802.11b/g.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium.

7 in 1 card reader. 4x USB Ports.

Not the best I know but hes happy with it
Not bad specs. Got my gf a simliar spec recently. An Asus model for £399 except the processor then was 1.6ghz otherwise the same. She just wants to browse gmail and facebook so it's perfect.
 

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Thanks guys for all your help

will offer £175 and work from there, i have a laptop at home but gf wants a comp at her place and was offered this, if the price wont budge then may get a similar laptop as makaveli
 

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no c.d's but things installed such as office 07, adobe photoshop, few other media stuff, has no speakers and the vga graphic card is meant to be rubbish? well will see about the price if they want more than £200 i may just get a brand new one
 

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depending on how much warranty is left on it would be a big factor on price too, and if it doesnt have an XP Product Key sticker on the side leave it. i cant sell second hand stuff in my shop for love or money, but if you could get that with the screen for under 200 you're doing alright, if i was buying i wouldnt have it for more than about 160. theres not a lot of money in selling boxes and second hand theres naff all, the graphics are pretty much office, internet, email, you can look at your pictures and everything but games would be a nono, if it has PCI-Express slot means it would be simple to put a better graphics card in it if you wished

pirated software adds zero value
 

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how about buy a a decent lap top, go to warrez-bb and download vista (worth £550+) then download adobe photoshop cs3(worth £300) and then adobe preumiure pro 3 (worth £300+) and enjoy
 

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geeby112 said:
no c.d's but things installed such as office 07, .....
So if you have a problem one day and need to format you're screwed. You'll have to go out and buy a new OS which is about £60 for XP Home or just over £70 for Vista home Premium.

corbuk said:
how about buy a a decent lap top, go to warrez-bb and download vista (worth £550+)
EH? :huh:

I would never use a pirated OS anyways, too risky and you have to keep finding new patches every couple of months. (Except for that XP student volume serial, i think that's still valid)
 
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