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Newbie Upgrading his PUTER.. need help :(


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lreyes66

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I believe for the keys that are on the side of the case are good for only a year. Thats how long mine was.

really? thats dumb :)

Edited by frantique, 29 November 2007 - 05:31 AM.

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Dont quote me on that. That is just how mine was.
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The product key on the side of the HP will only work while the operating system is installed on your HP. An OEM license stays with the machine it was originally installed on. If you were to purchase a retail version, though, you can move the operating system to any machine you own...so long as it is only installed on one machine at any given time.
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My friend and i were talking about my computer. He made me a offer of $300 to buy my pc. I dont know if i should for that price... what do you guys think my pc is worth?

here are my pc specs
http://www.shopping....avilion-Desktop

NOTE* i upgraded the ram to 2 gs, and the video card is a ati radeon x800 pro as i noted before.
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Less then 300$, in all fairness, that hardware is fairly old and there is no real market value for any of it, excluding the hard drive.
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A product is worth exactly what someone will pay for it.

But yes you would be ripping him off:S
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If you sold it for 300 and put some money on top of that how much would your budget be? That way you can start from scratch and make a better PC.

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another $300...i might be even get another 100 soo 700?
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Great what kind of computer will this be?

Soorena

EDIT: Dumb question I read the first post, lol. I will make you a build in a minute.

Edited by SOORENA, 03 December 2007 - 06:19 PM.

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Ok Here we go I am like $30 over the budget but if you really can't afford it then tell me and I will downgrade the Video Card and other things:


Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-BA Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$69.99


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$69.99

SAPPHIRE 100216L Radeon HD 3850 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
$179.00

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$89.99

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
$49.99

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
$94.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750
$189.99


Subtotal: $743.94 - $15 rebate around $728

These can be found on Newegg.com I will post the links shortly.

Soorena

Edited by SOORENA, 03 December 2007 - 06:34 PM.

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Thanks soorena...looks solid But Heres what i had done a couple of hrs ago with others ppl's opinions lol. Oh and i dont need a psu already got a 600w for free



SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B $31.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$79.99

CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT667D2 $41.99

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard $94.99

Intel Dual-Core E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E2160 $82.99

APEVIA X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-$15.00 Instant
-$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$79.99
$64.99

PNY VCG86512GXPB-OC GeForce 8600GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card $149.99

Grand Total: $546.93

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Looks pretty good but I don't like the CPU its a bit weak. Maybe a Core 2 Duo because that way you can actually run games. That video card is good for mild gaming but I would go for the little extra and get the HD3850 or if you do get that get the EVGA version for the lifetime warranty. Also the memory is not compatible with the board it only supports DDR2 800 the one I suggested is the cheapest and best at its place.

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Edited by SOORENA, 03 December 2007 - 11:21 PM.

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I have to admit SOORENA's option looks like a better build. Can you please post the exact make/model of the PSU you intend to use?

EDIT: I just saw SOORENA's extra post! I think the RAM SOORENA suggested is better too, I prefer to avoid the Value range RAM.

Edited by troy, 03 December 2007 - 11:22 PM.

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ya i know soorenas better but i need some $$ left over for upcoming holiday T_T.................. plus i would have to get vista as well another $100-200





EDIT* http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817171013 was, at the time i got it, $50 plus a $50 MIR sooo its free xD execpt shipping... its on the computer im using now..my graphics card is doing alot better... somewhat a little loud but i can deal with it

Edited by lreyes66, 04 December 2007 - 12:20 AM.

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ok how bout this...

SubTotal: $591.94
Overall Total w/shipping: $619.67

i know a core 2 duo is better but if it wasnt for visa i could get it..well if i can get your opinions on this i would realllllllllllly appreciate it. Opinions on what i should get instead, if you could switch one thing for another thing, overall any kinds of opinions would help alot. Due to the holiday season coming up i am force to spend at most $650 i might be able to lean over 650 a bit if needed
thanks :)
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