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what computer systems are good to sell

By master7mine
Jun 23, 2003
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  1. Hi i am looking to sell a computer and i was wondering what most poeple these days are looking for and how much they will pay for it

    first of all i have a:

    a computer case: the kind that is see through

    a amd 3200+ athlon cpu

    then which harddrives would you most want to buy. Please tell me size speed and weather a eide drive or sata.

    and how does a A7N8X deluxe asus moather board sound.

    then 1 512mb ddr 3200 memory chip (333mhz speed)

    so prety much its a top of a line pc and im figuring out which poeple want.

    which operating system would you wnat. windows xp home or pro.
    or maybe windows 2000

    the somputer would come with corel word perfect 2002 and antivirus software.

    video card: either a radeom 9800pro 256mb 8x
    or geforce4 fx 5600 or 5900 256 mb 8x card

    srry for the rough lay, when you replay just try to tell me what you think would be good (dosnt necesary have to be i the list above (like if you would like a monitor or something better))
    and how much you think it would cost
    or just how much you would pay if u had the money

    i think for the best above it would cost to buy maybe around $3,000?
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    It depends on your target audience. If it's joe sixpack then I'd say a cheaper processor like a 2600+ and XP Home and a basic 40-80 GB 7200 hard drive. I think the people that would go top of the line would want dual channel ram and SATA RAID to go with that motherboard. I'd still stay away from the 3200+. The problem is most people who'd want something that powerful would probably build it themselves for about $1500 for the box.

    It's tough to sell at prices that are competitive with companies that build them by the tens, hundreds, or thousands. When I build computers for people, I spec the system (my minimum standards are usually above their wants or needs), have them buy the parts and I build it for a case of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

    There's no money to be made in building systems.
     
  4. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Very High Performance P4

    Intel Pentium 4 (800 FSB) Motherboard Model BOXD865PERLK - RETAIL
    Specifications:
    CPU:Supports Intel Pentium 4 processor with a 400/533/800MHz (mPGA478-pin)Supports Hyper-threading
    Chipset: Intel 865PE
    IDE:2x IDE
    RAM: Double Data Rate DDR400 support
    Slots:1 x AGP 8X, and 5 x PCI
    Ports:2xPS2, 4x USB, Firewire (see pics)
    Onboard SATA:2
    Onboard LAN: Gigabit 10/100/1000 Intregrated
    Onboard Audio: Intergrated 6 Channel Audio

    Intel Pentium 4 / 3.0CGHz 512k socket 478 Hyper Threading Technology 800 MHz FSB - RETAIL
    Specifications:
    CPU: 3.0GHz
    Type: Pentium 4 Northwood
    Cache: 512K
    BUS: 800 Mhz
    Socket: 478
    Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan)
    3-year MFG. Warranty

    VANTEC AeroFlow VP4-C7040. For Intel P4 478. Retail.
    Vantec Vertical Aluminum Fins with Copper Core Heat sink + T.M.D. fan, and triple clip for secure instalation.
    Specifications:
    Supported Socket type:p4 478
    Material: Aluminum with copper
    Fan Speed: 5600 RPM
    Air Flow: 35.5 CFM
    Bearing type: T.M.D.
    Dimensions 74.5x87.5x60 (mm)
    Life Cycle: 80,000 Hrs. (Comes with thermal Compound)

    WD WESTERN DIGITAL "SPECIAL EDITION" 250GB 7200RPM 8MB EIDE HARD DRIVE MODEL # WD2500JB - OEM, DRIVE ONLY
    Specifications:
    Size: 250 Gigabytes
    Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
    Seek time: 8.9ms
    RPM:7200
    Cache 8MB
    OEM(Drive alone) 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

    CORSAIR MEMORY XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, Low Latency (Twin Pack) 1GB(2 x 512MB) 2x(64MX64) PC-3200LL With Black Heat Spreader.Retail QTY 2
    Specifications:
    Speed 400 MHz
    Organization 2 x 64M x 64
    CAS Latency 2-2-2-6-T1
    Memory type DDR
    Part number: TWINX1024-3200LL

    Samsung CDRW 52x24x52 Combo 16x DVD (Black) 2mb Cache, Model SM-352BENB - OEM
    Specifications:
    Interface: EIDE
    Data Transfer Rate:
    Read CD : 52X (7,800 KB/sec)
    Read DVD : 16X (21,600 KB/sec)
    Record CD : 52X (7,800 KB/sec)
    Rewrite CD : 24X (3,600 KB/sec)
    Buffer Memory OEM Pack: 2MB
    Burst Transfer Rate PIO Mode 4 (16.6MB/sec) UDMA Mode 2 (33.3MB/sec)
    Average Access Time DVD : 120ms CD : 110ms
    Adopting Superlink (Buffer Under Run Proof Technology)
    OEM Pack

    *BLACK* PANASONIC 1.44 MB DENSITY FLOPPY DISK DRIVE, MODEL # JU-256A-198P - OEM, DRIVE ONLY
    Specifications:
    25.4mm (1 inch) height
    High reliability with aluminium diecast base
    Long life with direct drive spindle motor
    OEM Drive only BLACK Bezel - One Year Warranty

    ATI OEM SAPPHIRE RADEON 9800 PRO 256MB DVI/TV 8X AGP OEM
    Specifications:
    Chipset:ATI RADEON 9800 PRO
    Memory:256MB DDR RAM
    Bus:AGP 8X
    256-bit memory interface
    First to fully support DirectX® 9.0 and the latest OpenGL® functionality
    New SMARTSHADER 2.1 technology allows users to experience complex, movie-quality effects in next-generation 3D games and applications
    128-bit floating-point color precision allows for a greater range of colors and brightness
    Ports: VGA + DVI + S-Video




    Ideal High Performance Athlon XP

    Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X Deluxe Retail
    Socket A AMD Athlon XP/Duron (support AMD XP 3200+ "Barton")
    Chipset: NVIDIA nForce2 SPP, nForce2 MCP-T
    FSB: 400/333/266MHz
    IDE: 2 x ATA133
    RAM: 3x 184-pin DIMM Sockets (PC3200/PC2700/PC2100 non-ECC DDR)
    Slots: 1x AGP (Pro/8X), 5x PCI
    Ports: 6x USB2.0
    Onboard Silicon Image Sil 3112A Controller w/ 2 ports
    NVIDIA SoundStorm Audio Processor Unit with Dolby
    MCP integrated 3Com MAC + Broadcom AC101L PHY LAN
    Firewire 1394: 2 Ports MCP-T integrated IEEE 1394a + Realtek PHY 8801

    AMD ATHLON XP 3200 "Barton" 400MHz FSB PROCESSOR CPU- RETAIL
    Specifications:
    CPU: 2.2 GHz
    Type: XP 3200 Barton Core
    Cache: 512K L2
    BUS: 400MHz
    Socket A
    RETAIL (Included Heatsink and fan)

    Seagate 160GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive Barracuda 7200.7 ST3160023AS - OEM
    Specifications:
    Size: 160 Gigabytes
    Interface: Serial ATA
    Seek time: 9ms
    RPM:7200
    Data Transfer: 150MB/sec
    Cache 8MB
    (OEM See pic) 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty: Requires additional Power adapter

    VANTEC's STEALTH SF8025L
    80x80x25mm / 3.15x3.15x0.98" Fan, 2-Ballbearing, DC 12V, 1.20W, 0.10 Amp, 2050 RPM, 27.0 CFM, 3-pin with 3/4-pin adaptor.

    Thermalright SLK-900-U ( Heatsink ONLY ). All Copper heat spread. AMD: Athlon XP Palamino, Thoroughbred, and Barton 2800+ and up. Intel: Pentium-4 socket-478 3.06 GHz and above. Dimension: L99 x W59 x H45 (mm) - Top, without fan. L67 x W81 x H45 (mm) - Bottom, without fan.Retail.

    CORSAIR MEMORY XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series Low Latency (Twin Pack) 1GB(2 x 512MB) 2x(64MX64) PC-3200LL With Black Heat Spreader.Retail
    Specifications:
    Speed 400 MHz
    Organization 2 x 64M x 64
    Memory type DDR

    Sapphire ATI RADEON 9700 Atlantis PRO 128MB DDR,325/310, DVI/TV-out/CRT AGP BULK
    Specifications:
    Chipset:RADEON 9700Pro Visual processing unit (VPU)
    Memory:128MB DDR, 256-bit memory
    Eight parallel rendering pipelines
    Four parallel geometry engines
    Bus: AGP 8X support
    Ports: VGA + DVI + S-Video Out
    OS Support: Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP Powered by ATI, Manufactured by Sapphire

    Everything else is probably preference and what you want to do with it, ie., case, cdrom drives, floppy, lighting, etc.

    I designed both of these comp specs, on the Athlon XP I got a little help from TechSpot. :D
     

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