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Created On: 04/10/2005 09:34 PM
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 04/10/2005 09:34 PM
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joshchan
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Hello guys,

This is the first time I have ventured away from the "Enthusiast" part of the forums to the big and scary Opteron forums. That said, please forgive me if I seem less thank knowledgable of this stuff (cause I am).

I recently found a used system for sale with this exact description-

Processor: AMD Opteron 146 (2.0 Ghz)
Memory: 1x2GB and 1x1GB DDR (Registered ECC PC2100)
Motherboard: ASUS SK8V
Storage: Maxtor 300GB 16MB Buffer 7200 RPM IDE HDD
- NEC ND-2500A DVD/CD-RW
Video: Radeon 9000 Series 128MB AGP8X DVI+CRT TV Out
Network: 3COM 3C940 Gb Ethernet LAN
Interface: Dual SATA Raid,- 6x USB 2.0, IEEE1394 port
Audio: 6-Channel On-Board audio
Chassis: Antec Sonata Piano Black Quiet Super Mini Tower with 380 Power Supply
No Monitor, Mouse or Keyboard.

I would appreciate it much if someone could give me a fair price for this system, the pros and cons, and perhaps some questions that I can pass on to the seller. This is much appreciated. Thanks for your time.
 04/15/2005 08:20 PM
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Calvn_Swing
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Well,

It is an Opteron System,

However, I built the one in my specs for a little over 2000.

In terms of a price for a used computer I wouldn't pay over 1000 under any circumstance for that system, though the parts themselves are worth a bit more.

The HDD in particular is a NICE one, the only up to date piece of Tech in the deal.

I might consider buying personally for 600-800 depending on it's former usage.

As for questions,

How was it used, and how often.

Questions for you:

What are YOU going to use it for? This is a specialty system that is going to still be good for a few things, but not for most things. In other words, you could probably pick up a desktop system for 800 from Dell or HP that would outperform this one in 75% of applications out there.

Depending on how much they are asking and what you'll use it for this could be a great deal or a really bad decision.

give us a little more info and let us help you out.

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Iwill Zmax DP SFF Barebones kit... (300W PSU, 8 USB, 1 FW, etc...)
Dual AMD Opteron 275's | 2 Gigs (2 Dimms 1024Mb) Patriot RAM 3-3-3-8
WD Caviar 80 Gig HDD - System
WD Raptor 74 Gig HDD
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256
NEC ND-3520A Dual Layer DVD±RW | Mitsumi Floppy/Card Reader combo
 04/15/2005 11:55 PM
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joshchan
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Thank you very much for your thorough and entirely helpful reply, but I am afraid that the posting for this system has been since deleted. I assume that it has been sold. Thanks again, and I look forward to your assistance in the near future.
 04/16/2005 06:09 PM
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Calvn_Swing
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I'm sorry it took so long for you to get a reply that the posting was gone.

Anyway, go ahead and tell us what you were wanting a system for so we can keep our eyes peeled too.

Won't hurt will it?



Adios...

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Iwill Zmax DP SFF Barebones kit... (300W PSU, 8 USB, 1 FW, etc...)
Dual AMD Opteron 275's | 2 Gigs (2 Dimms 1024Mb) Patriot RAM 3-3-3-8
WD Caviar 80 Gig HDD - System
WD Raptor 74 Gig HDD
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256
NEC ND-3520A Dual Layer DVD±RW | Mitsumi Floppy/Card Reader combo
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