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Is this a good deal?

By newbie5678
Feb 27, 2004
  1. I saw an ad for a used Intel P4 2.4, 512, onboard sound and lan for $300 USd. No monitor, HDD, CD, mouse, keyboard.
     
  2. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 501

    not spectacular, no- the chip's prob ~$130 and unless the mobo and ram are top-notch you arent really saving anything and could be buying somebody else's problem.
     
  3. newbie5678

    newbie5678 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    I don't know anything about chips and motherboards and what is good but here is the complete specs:

    Intel P4 2.4Ghz, 533mhz FSB
    512MB Rambus Memory
    Gigabyte GA-8IHXP motherboard with overclocking function with
    NIC, onboard sound, USB 1.1 & 2.0, raid support.
     
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    No, it is not a good deal. Not for me, anyway.

    Of course, this depends on your idea of "good deal".

    When I buy complete systems from people that around your specs, I usually get them for around $150 if they are in good condition with an 80GB or larger hard drive. ;)

    Of course, I then resell these systems for twice the price. So maybe if you can weasel something like $200 or $250, it would be better.
     
  5. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 446

    Do it piece by piece if you can...any buddies that know the tech side of things, and who won't rip you off?
     
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