Buddies System

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bman, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Can you guys give me an opinon. How much is this really worth, my friend is going to pay $614 CND for it.

    I am assuming it's worth enough less then that price.

    01 Classic E-E2200 Series 1

    System: Classic E-E2200 Series
    Housing: MicroATX Tower Black/Silver 350W
    Motherboard: Asus P5GC-MX (775 PCIE S V L)
    Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200 (2.2GHz 1MB 800MHz)
    RAM: 1 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHz
    Hard Drive 1: 250 GB 7200RPM SATA
    Media Drive 1: Internal Multi-Card Reader
    Video Cards: Integrated Intel GMA 950 Graphics
    Media Drive 2: None
    Media Drive 3: 20x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
    Modem: None
    Sound Card: Integrated 6-Channel Audio
    Network: Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Display: None
    Keyboard: None
    Mouse: None
    Speakers: None
    Utility: None
    Business: None
    Printers: None
    Power Bar/UPS: None
    Router/Firewall: None
    Setup/Delivery: None
    Warranty: 3 Year Return to Depot Hardware Warranty
     
  2. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

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    That actually sounds kinda steep to me, based on $614 CND = $604.45 US. I'm pretty sure I could build a better system for less.
     
  3. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I don't know if you could build a better system for less, but you can certainly build THAT system for less.
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    That is what I thought, what sort of price you think you could get?
     
  5. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    well, just for fun, I put together a system with the same specs off newegg for just under $400US (including OS).

    Didn't use the greatest quality components (case,power,RAM,etc) but I'm assuming the place you'd be buying from isn't going to be using top-end equipment either.

    edit: for the $600US price point, you can easily get more RAM and a semi-decent video card.
     
  6. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Including shipping correct? hahaha

    Thanks.
     
  7. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    meh.. $432 w/shipping to me.. not sure what shipping would be out to you :)
     
  8. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Guys, consider that it COMES with 3 years of warranty and all parts are already included. Besides that, your friend will get a pre-assembled system that should work fine, instead of putting togehter something and having it fail on him.
     
  9. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

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    I do think a longer than one year warranty is important. I always look for three or more year warranties for the individual parts I buy, and I recognize that not everyone wants to fool with individual components.

    I just did a real quick search and found Compaq Presario SR5550f Desktop PC which is $480 US plus you can get 2-year HP House Call Extended Service Plan for Desktop PCs for $170 which totals $650 not including shipping.

    Not the best graphics but neither was the other one.

    The PC includes:


    Operating system
    Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1

    Processor
    AMD AthlonTM X2 5400 Dual-Core Processor

    Memory
    3072MB

    Memory speed
    PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM

    Total memory slots
    4 DIMM

    Maximum memory expansion
    8GB

    Graphics card
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics with TurboCache with 128MB dedicated graphics memory

    PCI expansion
    1 PCI (occupied) 2 PCI Express x1 (available) 1 PCI Express x16 (available)

    Hard drive
    500GB 7200RPM SATA

    Primary CD/DVD drive
    SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology

    Networking
    Integrated 10/100Mbps network interface

    Sound card
    High Definition Audio

    Speakers
    8 speaker configurable

    Front-side bus (processor dependent)
    2000MT/s System Bus

    I/O ports
    Front panel 15-in-1 memory card reader: 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 Front, 4 Back) Headphone; Microphone (Front) 2 PS/2; LAN; Microphone/Line-in/Line-out;
     
  10. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

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    Or, another one HP Pavilion a6510t series for $670 customized with:

    * • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
    * • Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual-Core processor E2200 (2.2GHz)
    * • 2GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (2x1024)
    * • Integrated graphics (Intel(R) Media Accelerator 3100), VGA
    * • 56Kbps Data/Fax Modem for dial-up Internet access
    * • FREE UPGRADE to 500GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s from 320GB hard drive
    * • LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
    * • 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, audio
    * • Integrated 5.1 Capable Sound w/ front audio ports
    * • No additional security software
    * • Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
    * • HP keyboard and HP optical mouse
    * • 3-year HP House Call Extended Service Plan
     
  11. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    The question is not how much we think its worth but how much Bman's buddy thinks it worth. Yes getting thoughts on the value for the money is good and to me that doesn't seem like a good value unless he already has speakers, keyboard, mouse etc I know most of those aren't that pricey but still think they should be included.

    Now if your buddy feels its worth the $614CND who are we to disagree, though giving him as much information as possible and such is good but again it goes back to what he feels is the best value for his money not anybody else thoughts on value
     
  12. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    My buddy does not really know anything about computers, worth or anything. That is why he came to me. I knew right away I didn't think that computer was worth that price so I wanted to get a second opinion.

    I sent him the first link here and said thats quite a good deal, see what he says.
     
  13. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

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    Along the lines of what chastity is saying, you and your friend should go with your gut feelings. Does he get a warm and fuzzy feeling over it?

    Edit: You and I posted around the same time, Bman, so I didn't see your post.
     
  14. LeeJend

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    Reality check.
    1) 350W power supply?? That alone tells me not to buy it.
    2) How is a "small" legit reseller still dealing in XP???
    3) How well established is the reseller? Warrantees are rarely worth the paper they are scribbled on.
    4) What does the warantee cover? Parts, labor, data recovery. Will you have to wait 6-12 weeks for a repalcement MB? Can you get a replacement MB 18 months from now. Will the warrantor recover your data for the reinstall that will be required. Do you get a windows XP disk with the machine.

    If I was going off the shelf it would be Dell or HP/Compaq or Toshiba if a laptop.

    Speaking of laptops. At that price you can get a decent one and since the machine won't ever support gaming (350W PSU) why not a laptop?
     
  15. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Small OEMs are still permitted to sell XP, forget when there deadline is.
     
  16. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Yea, aren't they aloud to sell off anything they have?

    And I thought the same thing, should n't he be getting Vista lol