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CaptainVincent
06-01-2008, 04:13 PM
How much do you guys reckon this computer is worth with no O.S

It is brand new, I got it for about $540

AMD Socket AM2 X2 5200+
2GB DDR2 800Mhz
M2N-MX SE Motherboard which has Geforce 6150SE
Nice case with big blue LED fan
ASUS DVD-RAM, dual layer, lightscribe .etc.
Standard USB, Firewire

Good value?

wratterus
06-01-2008, 04:19 PM
Hmm, with no OS maybe a tad on the expensive side, but not too bad. Probably got budget RAM in it?

Speedy Gonzales
06-01-2008, 04:26 PM
The ram, mobo and CPU down the road would only be round 360.

I wouldnt really need the burner.

Maybe 70-80 for the case, depending on what it looks like

CaptainVincent
06-01-2008, 04:27 PM
Dunno? DDR2 800Mhz, Don't know what make but most of the stuff is quality. E.g. ASUS DVD Writer, Seagate 250GB HD, ASUS Mobo. Nothing like Hitachi and other dodgy brands. I'm pretty sure its quality RAM.

CaptainVincent
06-01-2008, 04:28 PM
The ram, mobo and CPU down the road would only be round 360.

I wouldnt really need the burner.

Maybe 70-80 for the case, depending on what it looks like

then add up the SATA II 250GB HD, Big Blue LED fan and not to mention alot of other small things like 400W power supply and stuff.

Sweep
06-01-2008, 06:53 PM
It is worth what you paid for it to you.

As for reselling (maybe) well it is now secondhand.

Tukapa
06-01-2008, 07:52 PM
then add up the SATA II 250GB HD, Big Blue LED fan and not to mention alot of other small things like 400W power supply and stuff.

You didn't initially tell us there was a hard drive.

The big blue LED fan - gimmick and probably cheap and nasty.

The 400W PSU probably cheap and nasty generic that came with the case. I would be checking that first and if it is a cheap generic I would be looking at replacing it with something quality before I added anything else to that system.

Probably not a bad price now you have told us there is a hard drive included as well.

wratterus
06-01-2008, 09:40 PM
Probably not a bad price now you have told us there is a hard drive included as well.

I didn't notice there wasn't a Hard Drive there! :blush:

CaptainVincent, can you file a link for the case?

jason_f90
07-01-2008, 03:47 AM
Some price estimates of those components:

CPU - $180
Mobo - $100
RAM - $70
Hard drive - $110
DVDRW - $50
Case + PSU - $90

= Approx $600

I think you got what you paid for. :rolleyes:

Should last you for a while. Get a 8600GT (imo, they're about $180) and you'd be sweet to play most games at decent settings.

AMD's upcoming AM3 CPUs are compatible (apparently) with AM2 motherboards so that'll give you some options to upgrade in the future.

pctek
07-01-2008, 09:27 AM
Nice case with big blue LED fan


Bit late asking if its good value now - after you buy it.

Nice case means nothing. The case may be nice but what PSU does it have? Thats what you should be worried about. Make sure you put a decent one in it.

CaptainVincent
07-01-2008, 01:09 PM
It has a standard 400W psu, I'll open the computer up and get more full details later on today :)

Thanks guys, I'm pretty sure I got my moneys worth.

CaptainVincent
07-01-2008, 05:32 PM
Excel 400W PSU

Apacer 2GB PC2-6400

stormdragon
07-01-2008, 05:37 PM
Excel PSU's ain't great. I got a system with the same specs except the next model CPU down and an 8600GT runs nicely on one of these (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=813) and it didn't break the bank either.

CaptainVincent
07-01-2008, 06:21 PM
You go it new from a guy called chlli off trademe?

stormdragon
07-01-2008, 06:58 PM
Nah brought the parts from PlayTech (www.playtech.co.nz), QMB (www.qmb.co.nz) and PBTech (www.pbtech.co.nz) here in Auckland and assembled it myself.