Want to sell PC for Mac Mini. How much?

Chazam

Apple Virgin
I'm thinking about selling my PC to put towards geting a ma mini and was wondeing if anybody had any ideas what i could get for it?
It's spec is as follows:

Athlon XP 2100+
Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT AGP 128MB
512MB PC 2700 DDR Memory
ePox 8RGA+ Motherboard
80GB IBM Deskstar HDD
32X CD/RW
16X DVD-Rom Drive
2X USB Wireless Network Dongles
Logitech Optical Wheelmouse
Standard Keyboard

Software Includes:

Quake III Arena
Quake III Team Arena
Farcry
Serious Sam Second Encounter
Black And White
Norton Systemworks 2003

Any ideas what it's worth? (£)

Thanks.
Chaz
 

JetwingX

iWork for Apple <3
i think you will have enough

and might i suggest you keep your mouse?
 

Zammy-Sam

Desertchild
You have a quite good graphic card, which will make the system worth a lot more. The ePox motherboard is rather low cost, but the athlon xp 2100+ should be ok for this system. By now the system should be 300Euro. For the rest (ram, hdd, optical drives, mouse and keyboard) I would add another 100Euro to the system-price. So, 400Euro for your system "could" be a realistic price on ebay.
However, you might be more successful in selling the components one by one. The graphic card, cpu+mb+ram, hdd...

Ahhh, 400Euro should be 270£
 

Arden

Where mah "any" keys at?
No... ditch the keyboard for a standard Mac keyboard. It'll have all the right decals.

I would gladly pay you $600 for that machine, were I in the market and had I the money.
 

mdnky

[Bobs/Prog/Design:~] mod%
Staff member
Mod
As far as the PC is concerned (not including software), here's an estimate of what it would cost to rebuild.

Athlon XP 2100+ $65.00
Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT AGP 128MB $188.00
512MB PC 2700 DDR Memory $67.25
ePox 8RGA+ Motherboard $38.00
80GB IBM Deskstar HDD $55.00
32X CD/RW $19.99
16X DVD-Rom Drive $22.00
2X USB Wireless Network Dongles (???)
Logitech Optical Wheelmouse $15.95
Standard Keyboard $7.88

TOTAL: $479.09

That doesn't include a case or CPU fan, but generally speaking you can get both from $40 to $100. Chances are it could cost less...I didn't shop it much and choose brand-name parts for some of the parts you didn't specify on (memory, drives, keyboard, etc.).


With a case, probably cost somewhere between $520 to $580 to rebuild it. We'll use $550 as a good estimate since it's in the middle of that range.

Subtract about 30% ($180) for it being used. So that leaves it at around $370.


Looks worse after checking Ebay to see what's selling and for what. New machines that have XP2600/2800 processors are grabbing $299 to $399 with specs similar to yours, less the video card. Yours though is still used, so that'll hurt it a bit.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=51136&item=5159889981&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=51136&item=5159874287&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=51136&item=5159255194&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=51136&item=5160647022&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=51136&item=5159755277&rd=1
 

Chazam

Apple Virgin
Thanks everyone.
People on other forums have suggested that it'l possibly get £300.
Why don't Apple do a trade in for the Mac Mini.

Swap your PC for a Mini Mac! :cool:

I'm not too sure what to do yet.

Thanks for all the suggestions!

(P.S Would this be a worthy trade <PC>---<Mac Mini>)

I have a spare USB 2.0 caddy with an 80GB HDD for my storage so I'd be fine for HDD space.
 

chevy

Marvelous Da Vinci
Staff member
Mod
What do you want Apple to do with the old PC ?
 

fryke

Moderator
Staff member
Mod
Reminds me that possibly many people think their PS/2 keyboard would work with the Mac mini - but it doesn't. Only USB peripherals. So get rid of the keyboard as well, yes.
 
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