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January Sales!

Post by mid_gen » Wed Dec 25, 2002 12:59 pm

Ok, after seeing chiefeh's laptop in action, I've decided to to purchase a laptop :D

Not cheap obviously, so I am selling my desktop parts. Here goes :

Epox 8KHA+ mobo
AMD Athlon MP 1800+
Zalman Flower Cooler
40gb Maxtor 7200RPM HDD
2x256Mb DDR PC2100 DIMMs
1x256Mb DDR PC2100 ECC DIMM
Sparkle Geforce 4 Ti4400
Hercules Game Theatre XP (with breakout box)
QuietPC.com 300w PSU
Belkin FireWire card

Probably a few other bits n pieces...

Sensible offers please!

PS. If anyone says "it's not january yet", I will kick you in the nuts ;p

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Post by PeteTheHair » Wed Dec 25, 2002 3:49 pm

Take a peek at the alienware laptops (www.alienware.co.uk)... seem quite nice, though I doubt the battery is up to much.

How much you want for the GF4?
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Post by mid_gen » Wed Dec 25, 2002 4:11 pm

Yeah I've got my eye on one of the Area 51m laptops with a 3.06Ghz P4 (Hyper Threaded). 512Mb DDR, 64MB Radeon 9000.

Bout twice the speed of my current desktop ;)

Not too bothered about battery life, I want a portable PC, rather than a laptop :)

Lookin around at a few prices....£95 for the gfx card. There is a weird bug with it. For some reason it doesn't like the default NT/2K/XP VGA driver, and crashes. Not a big deal, just means you have to plug in any old crappy VGA card when installing windows until you've got the drivers installed.

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Post by garlando » Wed Dec 25, 2002 10:11 pm

How much u want for the mobo and each stick of RAM?
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Post by Chief » Wed Dec 25, 2002 10:24 pm

indeed.
midgen has learned the ways of the laptop

he has joined me, in my quest to rule the galaxy..



How much do you want for the xp1800 ?
£30 @ shotgun.

They are £50 on dabs - i can negeotiate..

£30 + 2 cans of beer?

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Post by mid_gen » Thu Dec 26, 2002 12:18 pm

Well, my desktop is up in Hull at the moment, (one of the main reasons I now want a laptop). If Lazymanc can get into my room and remove parts from my PC, then I spose it could be done. That would leave me with no PC at all until a laptop of some description arrives.

What I'd rather do is just post the parts, I got plenty of jiffy bags etc :) Delivery will be early mid-January, payment at Shotgun probably easiest option.

Epox 8KHA+ mobo £50
AMD Athlon MP 1800+ £35 (it is an MP)
Zalman Flower Cooler £15
40gb Maxtor 7200RPM HDD £40
2x256Mb Crucial DDR PC2100 DIMMs £35 each
1x256Mb Crucial DDR PC2100 ECC DIMM £40
Sparkle Geforce 4 Ti4400 £100
Hercules Game Theatre XP (with breakout box) £80
QuietPC.com 300w silent PSU £30
Belkin FireWire card £20

Hauppage WinTV Nova Digital Satellite TV card (never used) bargain at £20

That's just going from what I paid for the components.

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Post by eclipse » Thu Dec 26, 2002 2:21 pm

and I thought mid was against laptops, I guess you joined the light side of the force middeh :P
god I love laptops, I just need a job to get one :cry:

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Post by mid_gen » Thu Dec 26, 2002 6:19 pm

I was until I realised that they can actually play games these days.
That and that fact that it would actually be genuinely useful, seeing as I move my PC the length of the country every month or so. :P If all you want is a machine to sit on your desk and do stuff with then get a desktop. A high-spec laptop (ie. one that plays games) isn't practical for actaully using as a laptop, mainly because a) it will burn your legs, b) the batteries las about 5 seconds ;) I rarely play games on my desktop these days so it doesn't make much sense to have a GF4 system sitting there. I've got Reason for all my storage/backup needs.

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Post by eclipse » Thu Dec 26, 2002 8:05 pm

a portable PC, yeah, I like ultra-portability though
mmmmmmmmm PowerBook G4
allow me to mention, once again, that it is only 1inch thin, weighs just 5.3 pounds, and still has a 15.2" screen.

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Post by Chief » Thu Dec 26, 2002 9:32 pm

hehhe, in all honesty if i want a mobile computer (ie, something i use when im walking about..) i will get a pocket pc... or my next mobile phone which is nearly a pc anyway (SonyEricsson P800)

:)

where as my laptop, is not something i walk around with - so battery life and weight arnt really an issue.

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Post by biggles » Thu Dec 26, 2002 10:48 pm

monitor?

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Post by mid_gen » Thu Dec 26, 2002 11:30 pm

a) It's in Hull

b) It's heavy

c) I've already sold it

Sorry :)

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Post by biggles » Fri Dec 27, 2002 10:56 am

basterd:P

ok mid_gen gimme total price for.
1 stick of ram, non eec,
mobo,
processor,
heatsink,
cd-drive?

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Post by mid_gen » Fri Dec 27, 2002 1:47 pm

Ok, that makes 4 people wanting to buy the parts now. Y'all have to wait until I get back to university. I might decide to keep the parts after all if Reason hasn't stopped it's random crashing :(

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Post by uatec » Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:28 am

mid,

could i reserve the PSU? £30

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Post by mid_gen » Mon Dec 30, 2002 1:37 pm

Ok, PSU : done, that's one part I am definitely selling.

I will *definitely* be selling the GF4, PSU, and the 2x256mb non-ECC DIMMs.

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Post by ZiK » Tue Dec 31, 2002 4:08 am

i need that DBV card ^_^. please can i obtain it off you for 20 bob?

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Post by kipper » Wed Jan 08, 2003 11:22 am

ok enough of the rabble... whats left?
i had my eye on that athlon 1800MP but it looks like some one else nabbed it- could i swap it for a standard athlon 1800XP and a fiver as if my plans come to fruition there may be interesting things ahed for a new personal server (unlikely but worth a try- it all hinges on getting a decent job first but i can still afford the processor first if thats ok/possible?)

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Post by kipper » Wed Jan 08, 2003 12:02 pm

i'll even go for the 256mb ecc ram too if thats still there. ahh maybe another step closer to my dream....... or possibly to nowhere but closer all the same!

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Post by mid_gen » Wed Jan 08, 2003 12:07 pm

Ok, what's left....

/me opens side of case and pokes around..

QuietPC.com PSU 300w

Hercules Game Theatre XP (that's the funky sound card with the blue breakout box. http://europe.hercules.com/showpage.php?p=8&b=0&f=1

Plextor 40x CDRW

Pioneer 8x slot loading DVD-ROM drive

256Mb ECC DIMM

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