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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months agoFeedback:85 Positive/0 Neutral/4 Negative
Hi!

Basically, my dad's old PC (HP Pavillion, Pentium 800mhz) is dying. It sometimes doesn't turn on (PSU), the USB hub has power surged (mobo) and sometimes (like now) the keyboard and mouse don't work!

Repairing it will be more effort and cost then buying a high end new one!

So basically, I'm looking for a fairly low end (preferably at least 1ghz CPU though not essential) to replace this with.

Don't need any hardware, just the computer itself. I don't even need an OS. Just want something cheap to do basic internet browsing, small games (such as Solitaire) and word processing. Don't want anything portable though.

If anyone has one that they were on the verge of throwing away, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months agoFeedback:85 Positive/0 Neutral/4 Negative
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#1
Hi there

I have a Fujitsu, tower computer. Its a good spec. Bought in Summer 2006. Got all the hardware in it from original. I have only put a wireless card in. The computer is quite heavy, so looking for £50 delivered to anywhere in UK
Let me know if your interested.
I have a verfied Paypal account

KR

Imran
#2
Forgot to mention, everything is of course working. Its a good spec computer, so for £50 delivered, defo cant go wrong.
#3
imyontour;5543393
Hi there

I have a Fujitsu, tower computer. Its a good spec. Bought in Summer 2006. Got all the hardware in it from original. I have only put a wireless card in. The computer is quite heavy, so looking for £50 delivered to anywhere in UK
Let me know if your interested.
I have a verfied Paypal account

KR

Imran


What's the spec on this? Or a model number?

Whereabouts are you based?
#4
Also though, ideally, I don't want to spend that much. My dad's talking about linking up my really old crappy laptop to the monitor instead, though I would much prefer some sort of decent desktop!
#5
Try [url]www.aria.co.uk[/url] I got this one from there £135 delivered and it's fine.
They have Refurbs for as little as £49 + vat.
Once there, search "Systems" then "System bargains" or similar.
#6
I've had a look around and I can see anything cheaper than about £50 - £60 and that's for sort of P4 2ghz region, and at that price you still have to consider that delivery is going to be around £15 to ship a full base unit. I think you're best grabbing a local paper, and looking in the post office window while you go get it. and maybe even give freecycle a try. cos you're going to want something local of you don't want to pay half as much again for shipping.
#7
bruffterman
I've had a look around and I can see anything cheaper than about £50 - £60 and that's for sort of P4 2ghz region, and at that price you still have to consider that delivery is going to be around £15 to ship a full base unit. I think you're best grabbing a local paper, and looking in the post office window while you go get it. and maybe even give freecycle a try. cos you're going to want something local of you don't want to pay half as much again for shipping.


I might get lucky and find someone local here I guess!

But preferably, am looking for something even older that's like a £20 PC and P4U would do shipping for about £8.

Appreciate the advice though :)
1 Like #8
Well where are you based it might help people.
#9
AV1985
I might get lucky and find someone local here I guess!

But preferably, am looking for something even older that's like a £20 PC and P4U would do shipping for about £8.

Appreciate the advice though :)


try gumtree in your area, or friday-ad website if you have one local, often find p4's for around 40 quid
#10
I'm Based in Batley, West Yorkshire.

It's a Fujitsu celeron. 80GB memory, can't remember exact spec. But its perfect for what your dad wants it for. I'm probably looking at £30 for shipping, £5 in Paypal fees, so only making £15 on this. But just glad somebody will make use of it, as its been stuck in my office floor for about 2-3 months!

But I know its defo working though.
#11
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Well where are you based it might help people.


Fair question, am based in Coventry in the Midlands.
#12
imyontour
I'm Based in Batley, West Yorkshire.

It's a Fujitsu celeron. 80GB memory, can't remember exact spec. But its perfect for what your dad wants it for. I'm probably looking at £30 for shipping, £5 in Paypal fees, so only making £15 on this. But just glad somebody will make use of it, as its been stuck in my office floor for about 2-3 months!

But I know its defo working though.


£30 for shipping?!

p4u would do shipping for about £8! They'll collect and deliver!

If you could get the model number and processor speed, RAM, and ports (LAN? WLAN? Sound? Etc).

Thanks.
#13
Its a Fujitsu satellite pro with celeron processor. Has Wireless card, and Lan, Sound card is in it. 512MB RAM. and Processor speed of 4gig
I'm talking bout £30 delivery though Royal Mail
#14
I'm coming to Ashby de la zouch on Tuesday. So could meet you there. £40 and its yours.
#15
PC was purchased from Comet in Summer 2006
#16
Scaleo P. Intel P4 Processor. 512MB DDR Ram. 80gb Hard Drive. 128mb graphics card.
#17
imyontour
Its a Fujitsu satellite pro with celeron processor. Has Wireless card, and Lan, Sound card is in it. 512MB RAM. and Processor speed of 4gig
I'm talking bout £30 delivery though Royal Mail


imyontour
PC was purchased from Comet in Summer 2006


Well at the time it could have only been a celeron 355 (at best) and to get it 4GHz is impressive as there wasn't much headroom for OC on the chips. Have/can you do some benchmarks for it.:thumbsup:
#18
For £40/£50 what da hell u guys expecting lol!

Aint gonna get a all singing and dancing machine for that price!
#19
4ghz cpu and 80gb of memory lol you must've bought that computer from the future.
#20
imyontour
Its a Fujitsu satellite pro with celeron processor. Has Wireless card, and Lan, Sound card is in it. 512MB RAM. and Processor speed of 4gig
I'm talking bout £30 delivery though Royal Mail


No need to post via Royal Mail! Processor speed of 4gig? Celeron 4ghz? I doubt that... Be a bit clearer?

512mb RAM, what type? DDR?

And Ashby who? Where's that and what time?

If postage was costing you £30 out of the £50, how can you justify £40 for a collection?!
#21
So are you just looking for a mobo and processor bundle? I have a pc chips M848A, sempron 2400+ and 512mb DDR (single stick) and a 64mb MX440. Not worth much cash wise (well the DDR is the only thing worth much TBH) so would prefer to trade for something if you have anything of interest.
#22
GAVINLEWISHUKD
So are you just looking for a mobo and processor bundle? I have a pc chips M848A, sempron 2400+ and 512mb DDR (single stick) and a 64mb MX440. Not worth much cash wise (well the DDR is the only thing worth much TBH) so would prefer to trade for something if you have anything of interest.


To be honest, need the whole PC as the case of this HP Pavillion probably wouldn't capacitate a standard mobo, it's very compact.

Though I could probably pick up a cheap case and stick those things in. My HDD is fine anyway.

As you said though, not worth much cash wise, would you accept cash? If not, for trade just check my "created" threads to see what I am selling.
#23
I've got a dell gx280 small form factor pc.specs as follows:
P4 2.8ghz,40gig sata hd,ati x1300 gfx card,512mb ddr2 ram,cd/dvd rom drive and genuine windows xp pro sp3, I'm looking for £60 delivered.
#24
bastantey
I've got a dell gx280 small form factor pc.specs as follows:
P4 2.8ghz,40gig sata hd,ati x1300 gfx card,512mb ddr2 ram,cd/dvd rom drive and genuine windows xp pro sp3, I'm looking for £60 delivered.


Bit too much I'm afraid. Saw one on Gumtree in Coventry, similar spec, just slightly less RAM (384) for £37.
#25
AV1985
To be honest, need the whole PC as the case of this HP Pavillion probably wouldn't capacitate a standard mobo, it's very compact.

Though I could probably pick up a cheap case and stick those things in. My HDD is fine anyway.

As you said though, not worth much cash wise, would you accept cash? If not, for trade just check my "created" threads to see what I am selling.


Well it's in a case just it has a 5 1/4" faceplate missing so doesn't look that great (you could put another drive in or a card reader). As I said not worth much was offered £10 for the RAM as DDR is expensive now so you can have it all for £20 if you can collect it. It doesn't have a hard drive in but has a cd-burner and a floppy drive!:-D
#26
I've just checked the pc your talking about(I was concerned I was vastly overpricing mine) And they all are older models and have smaller hard drives and have much slower processors.
I'm not trying to hard sell here it's in case anyone was thinking you can get this spec pc for that money,
Having said all that iam open to a offer.
#27
I'm just down the road in leam and have a very good Quad core base unit available. Bit of a stretch on your budget but it's a pretty good deal for what you get with it.

http://hotukdeals.com/item/425603/quad-core-desktop-computer-base-wit
#28
UberTiger
I'm just down the road in leam and have a very good Quad core base unit available. Bit of a stretch on your budget but it's a pretty good deal for what you get with it.

http://hotukdeals.com/item/425603/quad-core-desktop-computer-base-wit


Way too high I'm afraid.
#29
bastantey
I've just checked the pc your talking about(I was concerned I was vastly overpricing mine) And they all are older models and have smaller hard drives and have much slower processors.
I'm not trying to hard sell here it's in case anyone was thinking you can get this spec pc for that money,
Having said all that iam open to a offer.


Hi bud.

The one that was £37 was the same processor, just a lot lower RAM:

http://coventry.gumtree.com/coventry/52/40608852.html
PENTIUM 4 2.8
40 GB HDD
384 DDR RAM
Windows Xp sp3

Granted, the GFX isn't as good.

The other one for £62 (agreed at £50 without monitor) is:

http://coventry.gumtree.com/coventry/29/40608429.html
PENTIUM 4 2.8 Ghz
768 DDR RAM
40 Gb Hdd
17'' Monitor
PHILIPS Multimedia Keyboard
WIRLESS MOUSE
WINDOWS XP SP3
Internet ready

Which has higher RAM.

Thanks,

AV
#30
I have a spare machine, think its a 2.8ghz Celeron, 1GB RAM - doesnt have hard drive in at the minute.

Cant remember much about it - the specs may be slightly different. If your interested I would do it for £30 + delivery (£8 with P4D). If your interested I'll find the exact specs and model etc for you.
#31
shane8960
I have a spare machine, think its a 2.8ghz Celeron, 1GB RAM - doesnt have hard drive in at the minute.

Cant remember much about it - the specs may be slightly different. If your interested I would do it for £30 + delivery (£8 with P4D). If your interested I'll find the exact specs and model etc for you.


That sounds really good. If you could get a picture and the exact specs, gives me something to work with! When you say doesn't have HDD in at the minute, does that mean you have one you could put in?

Thanks!
#32
AV1985
That sounds really good. If you could get a picture and the exact specs, gives me something to work with! When you say doesn't have HDD in at the minute, does that mean you have one you could put in?

Thanks!


Yeah I could stick a 40GB in it. I'll get exact specs and photo for you tomo morning.
#33
shane8960
Yeah I could stick a 40GB in it. I'll get exact specs and photo for you tomo morning.


That'd be ace, sounds good. May as well ask, what's the lowest you can go on that? Could you go to £33 delivered (£25 plus delivery)?

For specs I'm interested in:

- Processor
- RAM
- HDD
- LAN? WLAN?
- Condition.

And of course, pictures! Could I get one of the back too please.

Thanks bud, always good to deal with you!

Edit: Also, could you tell me if there are any bays free to stick in another HDD (was going to put my old one in to save backing up problems)!
#34
imyontour
I'm coming to Ashby de la zouch on Tuesday. So could meet you there. £40 and its yours.


This guy is a con artist.

He tried to sell it to me for £50 if postage cost £30 so £20 to him.

However, if I was to collect instead, he would charge me £40, double profit!

Pathetic to be honest.

And then when I called him on this he started swearing at me and calling me an A-hole!
banned#35
AV1985;5549569
This guy is a con artist.

He tried to sell it to me for £50 if postage cost £30 so £20 to him.

However, if I was to collect instead, he would charge me £40, double profit!

Pathetic to be honest.

And then when I called him on this he started swearing at me and calling me an A-hole!


Thread closed. I've reviewed the thread and deem your comments to be OTT.

You've had an offer, wither accept/decline or ounter offer - do not resort to name calling.

I've yet to see the other members offer of £20 + p&p. I do see a fully inclusive price for delivery or for collection.

No relisting this request for another 7 days.

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