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Price of PIII 800, 128MB RAM, 28GB HDD?

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January 23, 2007 4:51:42 AM

What do you think is price of this PC? I need at least five (or more) opinions, thank you in advance. My sister bought it for $600 :( 

Pentium III 800
128MB RAM
28GB HDD
nVidia TNT2 M64
DVD-ROM 12x
Sound Blaster 128
15" CRT Monitor
January 23, 2007 5:05:29 AM

Too obsolete to be of any real value to anyone, unless it's going to someone's grandma (that's a stretch too).

Sorry, but it's not worth anything since it's can't even run Windows XP. Not enough RAM.
January 23, 2007 5:22:57 AM

sorry to say. your sister got ripped off. it all looks like junk somebody wanted to get rid of. i wouldn't even pay 50 dollars for all that stuff because it has no significant value. that stuff is about 5-7 years old..

for 600 dollars. she could have gotten a new laptop or new computer.
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January 23, 2007 6:21:13 AM

I'd love to have it for a windows 98 gaming system for games incompatible with WinXP, I have several 64mb sticks of Sdram I could top it up with even.

but I suspect you might not have an AGP slot which is a genuine joykill.....

btw Windows XP will run on the system wihtout issue if you can get ahold of 256mb more Sdram and shut off all useless WinXP gfx options along with as many services as possible, although I can't guarantee the motherboard will be Service pack 2 compatible.

as for value.....if the system works it's worth about $30 - $50 depending on shipping costs which are a genuine concern given the outdated nature of the system.... to be honest I suspect you knew this ahead of time or your sister bought this computer several years ago and now wants to get what she paid for it which will never happen even with the most idiotic of buyers.
January 23, 2007 7:15:25 AM

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What do you think is price of this PC? I need at least five (or more) opinions, thank you in advance. My sister bought it for $600 :( 

Pentium III 800
128MB RAM
28GB HDD
nVidia TNT2 M64
DVD-ROM 12x
Sound Blaster 128
15" CRT Monitor


i hope you mean she bought it for that price a few years ago. otherwise... wow.

the processor may be worth a little bit, i think the price of p3's have risen a bit on ebay. maybe you could get $20-40 for the CPU. obviously the RAM and HDD are worthless, as is the graphics card, sound card, and monitor. the DVD drive maybe $5.
January 23, 2007 7:20:33 AM

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Too obsolete to be of any real value to anyone, unless it's going to someone's grandma (that's a stretch too).

Sorry, but it's not worth anything since it's can't even run Windows XP. Not enough RAM.


thats not true. "128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)" from microsoft's own website. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/upgrading/sysreq...

i dunno where this whole talk of huge memory requirements came from in the past couple years for XP. sure 64 is not gonna run well, but it will still run. and ive had a machine runnin with 128 and it ran nicely, even played halo fine.

now vista on the other hand...
January 23, 2007 7:39:48 AM

Quote:
What do you think is price of this PC? I need at least five (or more) opinions, thank you in advance. My sister bought it for $600 :( 

Pentium III 800
128MB RAM
28GB HDD
nVidia TNT2 M64
DVD-ROM 12x
Sound Blaster 128
15" CRT Monitor


Show this to your sister.....

January 23, 2007 7:45:23 AM

whow, total rippoff


last week i've sold this for 120 euro

pentium3 866Mhz
40GB HD
256 Ram
onboard lan/VGA/sound
CD-rom
DVD-rom
17" Dell screen (CRT)
mouse
keyboard


with this money i've bought myself this

a dell poweredge 2400 server
2 x pentium3 600Mhz
6x9GB Scsi 10.000 RPM
768 RAM

so, 600$ for that machine?
who's the bastard that sold her this computer? KILL HIM!!

please don't kill him, but you can send him some unknown viruses to
take over his new computer, probably bought with the money he got from your sister, and overclock the hell out of it, completely killing the CPU and RAM. maybe also the gfx-card. :twisted:
January 23, 2007 8:30:46 AM

Guys, you're certainly quick at jumping to conclusions. He didn't say his sister bought it yesterday, nor did he mention any specific point in time for that matter. If it's the original purchase price from back in the day - I guess it was fine.

I ran xp on a PII-366 with 128 mb of ram. It worked, albeit with some extra swapping.
January 23, 2007 8:58:59 AM

Quote:
What do you think is price of this PC? I need at least five (or more) opinions, thank you in advance. My sister bought it for $600 :( 
Pentium III 800
128MB RAM
28GB HDD
nVidia TNT2 M64
DVD-ROM 12x
Sound Blaster 128
15" CRT Monitor


Today it's worth $50 - if you can find a buyer.
January 23, 2007 10:40:54 AM

Yeah, its worth about $50.
January 23, 2007 10:54:11 AM

Quote:
What do you think is price of this PC? I need at least five (or more) opinions, thank you in advance. My sister bought it for $600 :( 

Pentium III 800
128MB RAM
28GB HDD
nVidia TNT2 M64
DVD-ROM 12x
Sound Blaster 128
15" CRT Monitor
That better have not been recently.
January 23, 2007 11:14:04 AM

For systems like that with slightly slower CPUs companies actually pay recycling companies to take them away. If you ask a small store retailer to sell you one he might charge you $50.

Trucks actually come by those stores to picks up used PCs like yours by the truckload.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2007 11:49:57 AM

That's one like a lot of people would donate to a school. It would be good for running Windows 98, and office applications, web browsing, email.

My parents still have an old Gateway with a 500Mhz pentium, 256 Ram (they upgraded that from 64) and a 20 gig hard drive. They use it everyday, for exactly those things. When I am there and I have to use it, I CAN"T STAND IT!!!! But they seem to have no problem, and just plug away on it. I keep on telling them to get something new and faster and they just stare at me and say "now that would just be just plain stupid to spend money on something if what we have works fine"

But what is it worth if they wanted to sell it? Nothing, absolutely nothing.
Same for the PC your sister has, it's not worth anything $$$ wise.
January 23, 2007 12:08:05 PM

Your sister got robbed!
January 23, 2007 12:45:35 PM

Thank you very much for all posts, I made this thread to convince my sister, because "friend" sold it to her and she didnt believe me. I told her that it is worth $150. $50 is little bit exagerated dont you think?
January 23, 2007 1:21:44 PM

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With a bit more RAM and windows 2000 the OPs system would make a decent system for Folding@Home.


Yes. With 512 megs RAM, you can have a very useable Win XP system that can run Office and I.E. well.
Make sure there is a CD-ROM also. Lastly, don't try to play any game s with higher requirements than cardgame or mindsweeper.

Its "POSSIBLE" to run Win XP with only 128megs. But with small RAM, there will be lots of page file swapping. It will run DOG SLOW. Lots of RAM will greatly reduce the swapping and speed things up a lot.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2007 1:23:12 PM

Nope, I would not pay over $50 for it, and I certainly would NOT have pawned it off on a friend for any money at all. If I was a true friend, I'd have just given it to her.
With friends like that, who needs enemies? eh? 8O
January 23, 2007 1:36:37 PM

but the real question we all want to know is: When exactly did she buy it?
January 23, 2007 1:37:52 PM

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Thank you very much for all posts, I made this thread to convince my sister, because "friend" sold it to her and she didnt believe me. I told her that it is worth $150. $50 is little bit exagerated dont you think?


She should demand her money back - and/or cancel that friendship. The machine is worth MAXIMUM $50, and $150 is way to much. Here were I live, there is a shop selling used PC's (a shop -opposed to a "friend"- which pays rent, salary and 25% sales tax). A machine like yours, but with 256MB RAM goes for $50. If you want 17" CRT, you pay $10 more. You pay $70 for a Pentium 4, 1.8GHz, 512MB RAM and a 80GB harddisk, and $100 for the same machine with a 19" CRT.
So even $150 is way to much, and even contemplating $600 is a crime.
January 23, 2007 1:54:13 PM

$50 does seems reasonable. Any more would be insane since it will be painfully slow even with xp and 256mb ram. you can build/buy a MUCH faster pc for $600, especially if you look for sales/rebates at compusa or even dell. that price is crazy. my first gut reaction was $25 but $50 seems ok.
January 23, 2007 1:54:23 PM

Xp will crash in hours on 128 megs. My old highschool put XP on some comps with 128 megs... Within hours it would just lock up or slow down to complete unresponsiveness.. at least it the kernel is no longer blown out the ram :p 
January 23, 2007 2:11:26 PM

Kick that friend's @$$ and get the money back. I give away machines like that for free. If anything, $50 is all that machine is worth.
January 23, 2007 2:11:27 PM

I had a system like that but with 512 ram, a better GFX card but no DVD drive or monitor. I gave it to someone I didn't really even know that well...$50-100 is reasonable, since its complete. No more than that.
January 23, 2007 4:22:55 PM

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but the real question we all want to know is: When exactly did she buy it?


She bought it in second half of 2006.
January 23, 2007 4:34:40 PM

ya, $600 in the end of the year 2001. :roll: Is this pesos or something?
a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2007 4:54:33 PM

Could make a good m0n0wall or IPCop router running Linux or could be used as Network Attached Storage, backup server or something like that.
January 23, 2007 5:08:58 PM

Windows XP can't run any Mechwarrior 2 game nor can it run any Mechwarrior 3 game stable..... did I mention I love playing Mechwarrior 2, Mechwarrior 3 and miss them alot.

compatibility mode for WinXP fixes nothing.
January 23, 2007 5:09:46 PM

Windows XP can't run any Mechwarrior 2 game nor can it run any Mechwarrior 3 game stable..... did I mention I love playing Mechwarrior 2, Mechwarrior 3 and miss them alot.

compatibility mode for WinXP fixes nothing.
January 23, 2007 5:11:11 PM

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but the real question we all want to know is: When exactly did she buy it?


She bought it in second half of 2006.

Ouch! 8O
January 23, 2007 5:33:11 PM

Well, I'm in computer rich SF/Silicon Valley but here's what $100 buys:

AMD Athlon 1.21 GHz, 769 MB RAM, Monitor, Printer - $50 (berkeley)
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/sys/266893092.html

Fast Inexpensive PC Computer - AMD XP1700+ - MSI - CDRW - 80GB - $100 (palo alto)
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/sys/266128202.html

Dell Dimension L933r Linux computer - $90 (ingleside / SFSU / CCSF)
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/sys/266129035.html

Fast Inexpensive PC Computer - P3 - 512MB - 80GB - Blue Case - $100 (palo alto)
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/sys/266127715.html

Best Bargain P3 Computer - $50 (richmond / seacliff)
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/sys/263859023.html

All of these are usable with XP by virtue of lots (relatively speaking) of RAM and all have faster processors than your sisters box.

On the other hand, with a little more RAM, there's no reason that computer can't be usable for years to come provided it's for homework, websurfing, and email and stuff like that.

I still prepare my taxes on my P3-500 with 256MB of RAM connected to my laserjet 6 every year- I can't bear to throw it away or donate it... It's like a tradition.
January 23, 2007 7:04:21 PM

My sister's company solved the problem by giving these computers to employees as Christmas bonuses :twisted:
January 23, 2007 7:12:04 PM

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For systems like that with slightly slower CPUs companies actually pay recycling companies to take them away. If you ask a small store retailer to sell you one he might charge you $50.

Trucks actually come by those stores to picks up used PCs like yours by the truckload.


Actually I pay recyclers to pcik up P4 1.4 GHZ CPU's ;)  I wouldn't know what ot do with that system...

@StrangeStranger: What sort of IT person would bother with an OS upgrade si the real question... better off buying a new PC as IMO the top of the line hardware at the time fo a MS OS release is the minimum you want... hardware form 2 or 3 years prior isn't going to hack it even if it meets the "minimum requirements". Just my opinion of course...
January 23, 2007 7:20:46 PM

Next time someone you know wants a computer with those kind of specs, just walk down an alley in front of a garbage truck and take home the machines set out for them by people hoping to not pay the recycling fees. As others here have said, I give away better computers than that - the last one I gave away had an Athlon 2500XP and an 80GB drive.
January 23, 2007 7:32:02 PM

If your sister is looking for a new computer give me a call. I have a 4200+ x2 dual core, 2048mb corair xms ram, a few raptors in raid, a 8800, and a 2 dvd burners. Im looking for about 6000-7000$$. Sorry to say, if she paid 600 for that system mine has to be worth that much.
I think in 2000 i got an HP 700mhz celeron with a 20 gb hd, 128 mb ram and cd burner, AFTER REBATES for like 400.

Your sister should do her research before spending her money.
January 23, 2007 7:55:52 PM

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If your sister is looking for a new computer give me a call. I have a 4200+ x2 dual core, 2048mb corair xms ram, a few raptors in raid, a 8800, and a 2 dvd burners. Im looking for about 6000-7000$$. Sorry to say, if she paid 600 for that system mine has to be worth that much.
I think in 2000 i got an HP 700mhz celeron with a 20 gb hd, 128 mb ram and cd burner, AFTER REBATES for like 400.

Your sister should do her research before spending her money.


If that would have be YOUR sister, you wouldnt be talking like that.
January 23, 2007 8:16:35 PM

$66.59 CANADIAN!!!
January 26, 2007 5:53:35 AM

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Actually I pay recyclers to pcik up P4 1.4 GHZ CPU's Wink I wouldn't know what ot do with that system.
I wish I lived in your area I could pimp those units to the elderly by the truckload as internet surfers.... so long as they aren't Rambus systems I could sell them by the truckload without much trouble at all...... anything sub 1000mhz though really tough to sell, even the cheapest ppl just aren't interested at that level.
February 4, 2007 7:09:38 AM

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If your sister is looking for a new computer give me a call. I have a 4200+ x2 dual core, 2048mb corair xms ram, a few raptors in raid, a 8800, and a 2 dvd burners. Im looking for about 6000-7000$$. Sorry to say, if she paid 600 for that system mine has to be worth that much.
I think in 2000 i got an HP 700mhz celeron with a 20 gb hd, 128 mb ram and cd burner, AFTER REBATES for like 400.

Your sister should do her research before spending her money.


If that would have be YOUR sister, you wouldnt be talking like that.

I'd tell my sister I'd have no sympathy. If you aren't going to be an informed consumer you have no right to complain.

If I spend more than a hundred dollars on anything I read about it and become familiar with it at least.

Of course that's just me and I'm pretty blunt.
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