Is this system good enough

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hangman75200

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A-Open ax3s pro w/ i815/e chipset

Intel pIII 866/256/133/1.7v socket 370
(running at 140 FSB 1.75v 910mhz)

kingston 512 mb sdram (single stick)

dual hard drives:
Maxtor 60 gig / maxtor 20 gig

bios: Award software int. 6.00 pg

voodoo 3 3000 64mb w/ tv out

lite-on dvd sohd-167t

52x24x52 cd-rw

linksys nc100 fast ethernet adapter

250w power supply

15" lcd monitor

creative sub bass speeker system

My main question: Is this system worth $400.00

If it is does it need a water cooling system ????
 
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hangman75200 said:
My main question: Is this system worth $400.00
I don't think so. A Pentium III running at 866 Mhz is far slower than the standard CPUs available in today's average systems. It also has a 140 Mhz frontside bus speed which is also very slow. I think that the graphics card, a Voodoo 3, is also out-of-date, and the monitor is only 15 inches. You would do better to spend slightly more cash to buy a new system that would blow away the one you are currently considering.

If it is does it need a water cooling system ????
I highly doubt it...it's not like this PC is so powerful and fast that it needs a special liquid cooling system :rolleyes:
 
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that system is ok, you can do a lot of things with that hardware, now, for 400 dollars? that's NOT ok!
 
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This 7 year old system is good enough for surfing the net and email, word processing, and games like solitaire, burning CDs and such, and believe or not it's worth $400 if the 15" LCD monitor works, if the monitor is a dud then it's worth $143.98, for parts.
 
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that's not 7 years old! not even 5, I remember PIII 866 came out on the last quarter of 2000. Besides a year and a half ago my system was an Athlon 800 Mhz, 384 Ram, AGP Savage 32 Mb, 15 and 20 Gb hard disks and CD-RW/DVDROM and it worked fine for almost everything, you can do a lot with a system like that, plus I overlooked that includes a LCD monitor, I think it's not worth that money yet but with a good discount you are ok. But then again, I always recommend saving some more money and you can get a brand new system, which no matter how cheap or bad is, it is still a lot better than the Piii 866, so unless you are in a hurry for a computer and will not get any more money, you can consider it
 
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BTW, my computer at work: PIII 866, 384 Mb RAM, 40 Gb HD, Mobo intel, onboard video, sound and network, CDRW 52X, windows xp sp2 and it works great
 
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I was checking some costs, for 310 dollars you can get a really low end motherboard+cpu 1.6 ghz, 256 of ram, 40 gb HD, cdrom, 15 inches acer monitor (CRT), case with psu, mouse, keyboard, speakers, the whole package, not that I recommend this kind of system but just so you know, for example this system would run a lot faster than the 866
 

hangman75200

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Hey guys thanx for replies

the lcd monitor is only 2 months old and work great. (that system belongs to a friend)

can the socket 370 board be upgraded to better processor or is it to outdated?

really apreciate the input.

tech support guy is best forum on net.
 
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Its worth is dependent on its use. It's adequate for email, basic internet access, games that don't require a lot of grunt power and basic office-type tasks. Avoid "bloatware" though, and I'm including Windows XP.

If it does the job that you require of it then use it. I've only recently retired a Win98 PC with a 667 MHz CPU after 4 years service only because I wanted to do some video editing. I'll keep it as a backup machine though.
 
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Not $400.

My P4 2.6GHz, Asus P4S800 with 800MHz FSB, decent PSU, and a big stupid case with lighted fans ran me $350 in April of 2004. I know you can get a faster system than that now, possibly for less money.
 
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