Thinking about selling my PC

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  1. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    Like the title says, I'm considering getting rid of my PC. I'm pretty sure I don't use it for anything that my powerbook doesn't do anymore. I used to play games, got tired of that. All the rest of the applications I think are available for mac. So, that said, maybe you guys can estimate what I might be able to get for my PC, or tell me if it is even worth selling. (I basically want to buy a 500GB lacie firewire800 drive with the money and transfer everything over).

    Specs:
    XP Pro
    $Thousands of dollars worth of applications (probably can't list that to most buyers though)
    AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (2.1GHz)
    512MB RAM
    Asus A7N Deluxe Mobo (onboard SATA Raid, and the usual)
    Ati All-in-wonder Pro 9600 (128MB)
    Hard Drives (418GB total):
    Seagate X50 Cheetah (15,000RPM) 18GB (basically to run the OS and key apps)
    -includes adaptec Ultra160 scsi card
    Seagate 200GB
    Seagate SATA 120GB
    IBM 80GB
    Optical:
    TDK 8x DVD+-RW
    Pioneer 16x DVD

    I also might attach my Klipsch Promedia 4.1 speakers

    So, should I sell it (if so, how much), or part it out, or keep it and save up for the Lacie?
     
  2. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    I got more moey out of mine when I parted it out. :dunno:
     
  3. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    Good to know. I guess I have to just decide to make the leap to mac only or not. I'm not sure if I'm ready to fully leave windows.
     
  4. colosodian

    colosodian Next Gen

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    do you like the cheetah?

    how is the noise on it?
    I use a raptor for my xp pro boot drive, and the noise isnt bad.
     
  5. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    I love the cheetah, but it is noisy. Idling it's fine, can't even hear it. But, when it is seeking it can be heard easily above the case and cpu fan noise. Not recommended for someone that wants a discreet system.
     
  6. swisher59

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    sadly pc's sell for crap these days. the depreciation value is worse than cars. you're better off stripping the computer and selling parts one ebay.
     
  7. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    I'm going to do a test. I'll take the monitor and keyboard off my desk, leaving my computer on. Then, setup my powerbook in place of it and connect to the PC through the network and use the network drives as if they were my external hard drive I want to buy. So, the PC will just be used for storage. I'll try this setup for a few days or something and see how much I miss the PC. I only ever use my powerbook at the library or to play divx on my HDTV through s-video, not sure what it will be like full-time. Hmmmm
     
  8. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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