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Sell My Comp For A Laptop?

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Well I'm going into grade 12 and the usefulness of a laptop is becoming more and more clear. Now I refuse to buy a windows based lappie so its apple for me because I can dual boot xp on them anyways. Don't try to talk me out of a mac lappie because you wont. My question is: how much can I get for my system right now if I part it out? That includes my hard drive because I'm going to need a huge external one for my lappie to meet my (huge) storage needs. Mine is too small anyways.

 

So... How much you think I can sell this baby for? (in sig if you couldn't figure that out...)

 

Thanks,

 

Justin

 

P.S. And I guess I wouldn't need my 19inch Samsung SyncMaster 941BW either... How much will that fetch?

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19" Samsung LCD = $100-ish used, maybe $150 in top condition and it was a top model and not all that old.

 

shipping = $20-$30 for hte monitor if you have the original box (unless you use USPS which means it might arrive in 6 weeks, or Universal Package Smashers which means it would arrive in 7-432 days and would definitely be smashed to smithereens)

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I would probably ask about:

 

cpu - $130-140

mobo - $100

ram - $100-110 (if it is the ddr800)

video card - $150-200 (not too sure though)

PSU - $90-100

HDD - $55-60

DVD burner - $15-25?

cpu cooler - $25

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May as well keep your desktop until college for when you will actually need a laptop.

 

Keep in mind more and more classes are banning laptop use, and they're largely useless in class anyways (except as a huge, massive, incredible distraction)

 

I say keep the desktop. Notes taken on paper are better remembered anyways.

 

The only benefit a laptop has is between class use (and most campus' have assloads of free computer labs anyways) or to print off a paper you forgot to earlier.

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and the free wi-fi all over campus

 

I'd probably go for a laptop over a desktop in college as you can take the laptop anywhere (other than classes that ban them). I would still take notes by hand as that gets the info locked in your brain the best, but the laptop is definitely a plus over a bulky, immobile desktop when you are on the go constantly.

 

Gaming is a negative for the most part on a laptop, but that's what a 360 or PS3 is for when you are in school. Laptop can serve as a mobile desktop and once you are out of college, we'll be into things like Core16Duo and AMD128 or who knows what, and you'll have a degree to get a good job and build a quad-crossfire 16-core 64GB RAM gamer rig to play Quake19 and BF9

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yea im also going into grade 12, just keep ur desktop and get a laptop for UNIV. laptop in high school IMO is useless, cuz u cant take it to class. its gonan be at ur desk at home (the laptop) so its gonna be just like a desktop in the end.

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yea im also going into grade 12, just keep ur desktop and get a laptop for UNIV. laptop in high school IMO is useless, cuz u cant take it to class. its gonan be at ur desk at home (the laptop) so its gonna be just like a desktop in the end.

 

Yeah. Even if I did decide to switch right now it would take a while so I mine as well wait one more year.

 

and the free wi-fi all over campus

 

I'd probably go for a laptop over a desktop in college as you can take the laptop anywhere (other than classes that ban them). I would still take notes by hand as that gets the info locked in your brain the best, but the laptop is definitely a plus over a bulky, immobile desktop when you are on the go constantly.

 

Gaming is a negative for the most part on a laptop, but that's what a 360 or PS3 is for when you are in school. Laptop can serve as a mobile desktop and once you are out of college, we'll be into things like Core16Duo and AMD128 or who knows what, and you'll have a degree to get a good job and build a quad-crossfire 16-core 64GB RAM gamer rig to play Quake19 and BF9

 

Excactly what I was thinking. I'll stay in the upgrade game for one more year then go into laptop mode while I'm in university and then when I get back in the upgrade game I can start from scratch with a "quad-crossfire 16-core 64GB RAM gamer rig to play Quake19 and BF9". Ha! :P

 

Thanks guys.

 

P.S. You know that is only like 6 or so years down the road eh? You think we'll be up to "64GB RAM" by then? lol

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I'd say by 2008 beginning of 2009 we'll have moved into the 4GB range as games like Crysis, Unreal3, etc start taxing the systems we have, and 64-bit becomes more and more the choice for gamers needing that extra edge that full 64-bit computing can offer as well as the memory count that is too limited in 32-bit Windows (but at the moment all we need is 2GB, if you need more, you need to be on a workstation that isn't running windows lol).

 

I don't see us running 8GB for probably another 5-10 years...but who knows, the way technology escalates, we might be hitting our 4GB stride by mid-2007 and 8GB by mid-2009. One can never guess accurately, especially with the move away from raw speed and into multiple core processing...

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