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Discussion in 'Buy/Sell/Trade/Giveaway Forum' started by Paulieg, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok, I'm looking to my friends at TPU to help me out. I'm building a new PC for my wifes parents, but I'm running short on funds to finish the project. I need a REALLY good deal on some USED items. I have the case, MB, DVD drive, case fans etc. I need the following:

    1)775 CPU. I'd prefer a Pentium D, Celeron D, or C2D 4300.
    2) Quality PSU w/pci-e connector (prefer dual rails)
    3) 1 GB of DDR800 or 667
    4) 80 GB SATA HD
    5) lower end PCI-E VC

    Please post or PM me on what you might have and what you want for them. Thanks!
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    i have a 470watt pc p&c power supply for sale. has 1 pcie connector. $70 shipped as long as your in the us. its only about 2-3 months old. i bought a 750watt and dont need the 470 anymore.
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    Would you buy a AM2 Single core setup. I have few things that I am willing to sell. Its pretty new (10 days old). I messed up another machine and am tight on funds. So if you need it I can give you the specs. Its not a sempy machine. Unless you are a Intel fan boy.:D
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    you want to get a core 2 duo, not a p4 :slap:
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    Where do you live?

    Are you in the US? I think I might have a 80GB SATA drive sitting around that you can have

    EDIT : I also have sine PQI "turbo" memory. 512x2 4-4-4-12 timings stock
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    I have 4 x 512mb of Corsair XMS DDR2 667 ram if you need it. Send me a pm if you're interested :)
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    It's got to be Intel. It's going into a DFI p35 Infinity board.
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    For me, yes. But it's for my in-laws, who only use the PC for the basics. So, although I'd love to put a C2D in their system, they would do fine with a highly clocked single core.
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    so whats the budget here? how much do you have to put into it?
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    Thanks for the responses guys...anyone with a E4300, Celery D etc. that needs a home??
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    OK. This is what I have. They are remainders of my own previous builds:

    DFI p35 Infinity MB
    Antec p180 case (w 3 case fans)

    What I need:

    CPU
    SATA HD
    PCI-E VC (lower end)
    1 GB RAM
    DVD-RW drive
    PSU (400-500w)

    I have less than $200 to put into it, and that's really stretching it. I think with some really good deals from you guys, I can get it done. :toast:
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    Oh, and Keaker..I'm building your desk this weekend.
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    I got it. Still I would beat ur $200 budget if you go with what I sell :D
    AM2 setup

    ECS mobo 6100SM + A64 3500 = $75
    Don't have a SATA at the moment. But will give you a 80G IDE for $20
    Corsair ValueSelect 1GB single stick = $30
    Sony/NEC IDE 18X DVDRW drive (OEM) = $20
    500W PSU = $25
    EVGA 7200GS PCIE 256MB card = $30

    Thats $200 + shipping.

    And you can sell the DFI and make money.

    :toast:
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    Except the DFI is quite a bit more future proof, if they wanted to upgrade the cpu later. Oh, and I hate ECS boards. I've used them for budget builds for clients, nothing but problems...thanks anyways.
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    I can do you a barely used Hitachi 80GB SATA2 and Sapphire X1650XT and that PSU I have for sale but I think they'd be getting out of your price range...
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    well i found if you bought everything new except the hdd and cpu it comes to $180 - $190 so your not far off

    DVD-RW drive - SAMSUNG DVD Burner $28 after s&h
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151151

    1 GB RAM - CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) $34 after s&h
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145568


    PSU (400-500w) - ePOWER ZU-500W ATX12V $57 after s&h http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817101011


    PCI-E VC (lower end) - X1650PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 $70 free s&h + $10 rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102098
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    I might take you up on the HD, if the price is right...but that VC and PSU would not only be out of range, it would be a waste in the in-laws system!!
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    well if you go with the PSU and vga keaker suggested new, you'll pay the same for lower end items, LMK :)
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    If I was buying new, this would be the setup...but I need to get it down under $200, so I'd rather buy quality used..

    http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Submit=view
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    hmmmm...which P180 is that and what condition is it in?
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    Agreed. Send me a PM with a deal on the PSU and VGA. What's the PSU?
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    It's a p180b. It's in good condition, other than breaking the end of one of the fan mounts.
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    I'm using it for their system. I quit using it, because I don't like the setup. Feels too cramped, and I don't like the PSU on the bottom..
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    k sending pm :)
    I was debating a trade with the p180, I need to replace the crappy compaq mATX case of my Becca's PC but it's way more than necessary lol
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    Yeah, I need the case, or I'd have to buy one of those too. Besides, it would be overkill for her rig. lol

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