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  1. gunsmoke

    gunsmoke New Member

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    Nah, they're just uninformed. They most likely spent $1000+ on it and figured it's probablly a good price to sell it used. Computers are a bad investment indeed.
     
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    Yeah, on the last picture he posts a invoice of £3,404 lol


    He must of bought that PC back when PC gaming really was expensive.
     

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    :roll: but what more would you expect from people who buy alienware
     
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    it must be very old like made in 2004 with a x850 gfx you no i just fell some sado will by it tho on ebay thinking there geting a good computer lol....
     
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    and hes not frowing in the computer screen lol at that price he whats for it
     
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    i think my self hes just trying his luck hopeing some one will by it when there sufting e.bay
    out there skulls on crak or drunk and places a bib on it lmao....
     
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    wow this is why pre builts=shit! even at the time you could have custom made a pc with the same components for $1500 less. alienware tacks on at least an extra $1500
     
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    Of course it's worth 400 quid - it's got a "cool" case! :laugh::laugh: That eBay seller is waiting for some mug to buy it - and might well get away with it. I know, I've pulled the same stunts myself and got away with it. :D I've put that listing on Watch.

    I think those PCs are actually darn ugly.

    I tell ya what though. I high end P4 still runs very well today (barring the latest games, of course). My circa 2004 P4 Northwood with HT 2.8GHz 32-bit has been overclocked to 3.5GHz since almost day one rock solid and runs a Vista install snappily, let alone XP or 7. Just make sure you have 2GB RAM and you're fine. It's currently masquerading as a Windows 2008 server. :wtf:

    That system on eBay is worth £100-£150 tops. It's the nature of the beast. Just as erocker said, PCs are a bad investment indeed.

    Now, I'm off to invest in that chocolate teapot.
     
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    No, i would never pay money for an Alienware PC.;)
     
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    Come on guys. It's the P4 Extreme Edition!! :eek:

    My Brother-in-law still plays WoW on my old P4 3.0Gz with a X850XTPE.
    Smooth as silk on his 46" LG LCD TV.
    (He uses his new quad core system for surfing, e-mail and solitaire :wtf: )
     
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    id buy this. old art is expensive 400 doesnt sound too unreasonable.
     
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    Seriously, seeing how my old P4 rig goes, I'm not surprised. Which OS is he on, BTW?

    And the new rig for light duties? Well of course, it's for the "multitasking" stoopid! lol :roll:
     
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    Was going to say something similar to this. I see it more of an investment than a purchase.
     
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    How on earth is it an investment? :confused:
     
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    He was running XP Pro, but I recently updated it to Win7 after he hosed the OS somehow.

    Oh yeah, multitasking. I completely forgot about that, Q. :nutkick: LOL
     
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    They're apparently seeing this as a deal on some classic hardware.

    All I'm seeing is someone overpricing an ancient system.
     
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    i bought a socket A morgan core duron for $15 (certainly not a deal) it sits on a shelf. does nothing. i have 2 socket A boards ram cd drive small HDD and a ubuntu disk. I could run it if I wanted. but i dont. Morgan core duron was the first PC I ever had. I dont want anything to happen to that chip. I dont want to drop it. or scratch it. Or burn it out. or over heat it. I want it to sit on a shelf.

    Iv never been a collector. I didnt collect coins or watches or rocks when I was a kid. but i like old PC stuff preferably things I have owned. It tells a story other things cant..a time line if you will. I have more respect for that useless 1.2Ghz dark purple pcb chip than any i7 i5 athlon opteron or any other system I have owned.
     
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    probably the same reason i still havemy old AMD "p-75" 486 cpu (133mhz). it ran starcraft and diablo fairly well, and windows 98SE, various emulators, paird with 48mb 72-pin ram and a 512kb opti video card, oh and a 2.5-3gb Bigfoot drive lol. i still have a couple k6-IIs laying around as well.
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Makes sense, if you find an urge to keep or use old hardware, have at it. It's classic hardware that indeed has a sense of value to a lot of people.

    Oldest parts i still have laying around are an Athlon 3200+, E4400 and 680i mobo. lol
     
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    That's so cute. Lots of us have stuff from the 80's still lying around (my working IBM 5150 for one). I keep any computer component I come across, cause I reuse each and every damn component!

    On topic, no I would not pay any amount of money for an Alienware. I bet this sells however. I a very sure of it. :shadedshu
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Now that's some real classic hardware.

    Oldest stuff i have are from the early 2000's.:laugh:
     
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    The most expensive part of that system now would be the case or the OS lol

    Its worth about half of what he is asking at the most.

    EDIT: I would rather buy his SNES in the back ground, now that's a classic ;)
     
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    its come down in price from 400 pounds two only £375.00 now i mite start Biding
    and get a cool hi-tec gameing pc set up
     
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    Classis hardware: 15 years minimum. After that it's just useless, unless it's something interesting (like Alpha CPU's or something).
     

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