How Much Is My Old PC Worth?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on getting another mac to add to my collection of a iMac G5 and an iMac G3. I'm planning on getting the MacPro listed in my signature. I want to get rid of my PC, but I don't know how much it's worth. Help?

    HP Pavillion Desktop
    Intel Celeron Processor 3.06 GHz
    504 MB RAM
    160 GB HD
    with Microsoft XP Home Edition 2002
     
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    eXan

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    No more than 70$, assuming you're in US.
     
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    You might want to check eBay or Craigslist.

    Just remember, it will probably not be worth what you figure it is. This is especially true if over 3 years old. Plus it has a celery, I mean a Celeron, CPU which lowers the value.

    Edit: If you are up to it, you might sell the major components separately. Probably get more that way.
     
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    McGiord

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    Probably the Windows license is worth more than the pc itself.
    Check that also.
     
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    sushi

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    Good point.

    Other legally installed software may be worth selling as well if the OP has the original install discs and code, if required.
     
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    Eidorian

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    Can you run CPU-Z and figure out which Celeron and socket you have on that thing? Knowing the motherboard would help as well.
     
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    Les Kern

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    Take the lowest estimate and cut it by 75%.

    I had 2 year old HP pentium 1.25 with 200GB HD, and the BEST offer I got was 79 bucks.

    Consider using it as a testing platform or maybe host a few virtual machines on it. Or better yet, GIVE it was to someone in need.
     
  8. macrumors 68040

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    You'll make far more if you rip it apart and sell the parts.
     
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    Great options -- especially the last one.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys. I don't know how to check the motherboard. If you know how, can you tell me? Is there a way without opening up my cpu? If I won't get much, I'll probably just experiment with Linux or something like that. Also, I forgot that it has a Lightscribe DVD and CD Writer. Will that increase the value at all?
     
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    I said to use CPU-Z. It requires Windows.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry. :-/ I downloaded the program. It says I have an ASUSTek Gamilla Motherboard, 512 MB of DDR RAM at 166.7 MHz, and an Intel Celeron 345 Processor with a Socket 478 mPGA.
     
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    Try turning it into a Hackintosh. With a ram upgrade you could possibly breathe new life into it.
     
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    WildCowboy

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    Sorry..."price check" threads are required to be in the Marketplace forum, and you are not yet eligible to participate there. Please see the Marketplace Rules for more information...thanks.
     
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