View Full Version : Putting together a 2nd hand computer

19-09-2004, 09:36 PM
Evenin' all,

Thinking about putting together a basic pc. Min 1Gig processor (pref not a Celeron), 256mb ram, 32mb video, just a cd drive, no floppy required, even just a 10gb hdd will do, 17"crt monitor.

1) What do you reckon would be a reasonable amount to pay if I were to find a complete readymade system similar to this.

2) I imagine it could be cheaper to find the parts and put it together myself perhaps. Any good places to find old pc parts online (other than Trademe)?

19-09-2004, 10:20 PM
Maximum of $500 assembled, 2nd hand. It would probably be cheaper to buy as a complete system through a private sale, than to buy individual components. Scope out Trademe, and see how much people are selling similar systems for.

Murray P
19-09-2004, 11:36 PM
Look at (commercial) auctions for ex lease PC's, some go for a song, some a bit more, use trademe to benchmark the prices but to be honest soem of the pricing on trademe ain't that honest.

Cheers Murray P