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To sell as a PC or as bits?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Astaroth, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. Astaroth

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    Having my shiny new laptop and no room for my old server I have decided it it time for the old beast to go.

    I am really not sure (1) what a fair price will be for the item (2) if it is best to sell it as a single item or breaking it up. I hope that you experts out there can advise.

    The computers spec is:

    Fileserver case: http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/yeong_yang_cube_server_case/index.shtml (there are lots of threads about modding these cases though mine isnt changed other than the PSU)

    Tyan Tiger 133 Dual P3 (slot type) mobo

    2* P3 733eb slot type processors

    512 mb 133 dims or ram (2* 256)

    Soundblaster 32 Gold sound card

    Herculese Prophet Geforce II (32mb) g.card

    Netgear 10/100 ethernet card

    Unbranded usb 2.0 3 port card

    2* 3.5 HD (7400 spin 40gig each)

    Sony CD-WR drive

    15" CRT monitor

    No os or software

    Whilst it may have an old gaming g.card in it the system was very clearly aimed towards server useage rather than gaming and used to be used for IIS/ SQL and as a file server.

    Your guidance will be appreciated
     
  2. Skunkpipe

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    I could tell you , but you'd probably cry



























    <£100
     
  3. KoThreads

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    S/H PC's go for peanuts today.

    Probably like a lot of folks on here i build them for a living, now only part time as there's no money in it anymore.

    Upgrading and sorting out issues has become my mainstay these days. But people would rather buy from a store.

    I hope you get £100.00 Astaroth, but i'm saying nothing.
     
  4. richjthorpe

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    Why not keep it as a media server and store it in your loft ? Stick a Gig network card in it and it should be able to stream music and movies shouldn't it ?

    Bit of a monster case isn't it ?!
     
  5. KoThreads

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    It's really a small garage :D
     
  6. richjthorpe

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    Hehehehe, I've heard of server rooms in companies, but never in a home !
     
  7. Astaroth

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    Well back in its hayday it used to have a scsi controller in it and 6 40 gig HDs plus a few for hot swaping so the space was also needed. I also loaned it to a friend who had some specialist graphics card for doing 3d modeling as the card was massively long and none of the other PCs he had tried could take the card.

    I would put it away and just use it as an excessively powerful IIS/SQL server for testing ASP scripts on however I am between homes at the moment and so dont have a loft to hide it in and at the moment it is taking up 1/2 the dining table which she who must be obeyed isnt too pleased about so it really needs to go
     
  8. DaveP

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    I think you would get most money for it breaking it up and selling the parts on ebay.

    I have an intel dual processor board, 512Mb memory and two Pentium 333Mhz processores.

    Complete, in a case with hard drive and DVD-rom I couldn't sell it for fifty notes.

    I checked the parts on ebay and they made a ton just for the motherboard, ram and chips!

    Dave
     
  9. KoThreads

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    Astaroth as you are between homes break it up. Flog the individual kit then dig a hole in the garden and bury it.

    Then tell any new owner that the price has increased because you've found a fallout shelter for pets. Then watch the price go through the roof. You'll be quids in :devil: :devil:
     

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