View Full Version : I part with new PC to fund car

August 18th, 2006, 06:20 PM
I should never have bought it in the first place. But here it is for sale. 3714 3D marks with no overclocking in 3DMark05. Looking for $500.
Intel 805 Processor (2.66GHz Dual Core, 1MB x 2 L2)
Asus P5RD2-VM Motherboard (capable of safely overclocking CPU to 3.6GHz)
Thermal lake Heatsink and Fan w/ extra sinking compound
512MB DDR2 667 RAM
MSI RX800 128MB PCI Express x16 Graphics (ATI X800 graphics chipset)
480Watt Suntec PSU w/ SATA
Red LED 80mm Case Cooling Fan
4x DVD-R/W (40x CD-R) (Painted black, was too cheap to buy a new drive)
Non painted black floppy Drive
CompUSA 5.1channel Sound Card
All crammed into a generic black case with 2 USB up front.
Additionally, the case has no panel where all the connectors are on the motherboard, and the expansion slots are slightly bent, from trying to get the welded in covers out. I can ship it running Windows 2000 Pro SP4, since that will recognize both processors. I know someone here could probably enjoy it. She is a fine PC. I also have the following games for sale
Battlefield II ($30)
I will ship, in the computer case's original box with original styrofoam inserts. Shipping will be within 5 days. I take paypal and money order, or if you are in the Central NJ area, you can pick it up and pay cash. Thanks everyone

August 19th, 2006, 12:48 PM
for a first cheap car, I recommend a 90ish Chevrolet Beretta, Corsica, Cavalier, etc.
I bought a Baretta new in 89 - got 205,000 miles out of it with hardly a hitch. The fuel pump (I think) went in the end, and since it was in the gas tank, I shyed away from replacing it. Ran like a charm up until that day though.
Of course the usual stuph goes - brake linings, exhaust stuph, alternator, water pump. Most of that you can do yourself though, and it's well worth it to learn how (Haynes'a manual).

August 19th, 2006, 02:42 PM
found a 1985 Mercedes Benz 190E for $950 on Autotrader with ABS and Dual SRS. No problems and only 130k. I need cash for this. Therefore, my beautiful, awesome, powerful, sexy, big breasted computer must go.

Terry Yager
August 19th, 2006, 03:09 PM
Big-breasted??? They're prob'ly fake...


August 22nd, 2006, 01:32 PM
if that's a diesel, grab it. Prepare to get your hands dirty though. But I've heard diesels are easy to work on (not that you're likely to get into those parts though).
Diesels are noisy though. Supposedly there's some kind of mod to quiet them down.

Terry Yager
August 22nd, 2006, 02:18 PM
I've seen Mercedes diesels go half-a-million miles or more. They're pretty bullet-proof.


August 23rd, 2006, 12:42 AM
If it's a 190E, than it's a petrol engine.

Terry Yager
August 23rd, 2006, 09:04 AM
Yah, the diesel would be a 190D...


August 23rd, 2006, 09:16 AM
In general, I'm looking at older Euro cars. I was considering an older 81 Jag, but my father was telling me they were plagued with problems. Right now, since the mercedes fell through, I'm looking into a 93 volvo 940 turbo.

August 23rd, 2006, 02:34 PM
price dropped to $425, and I'll throw in the coppy of Battlefield 2 For nothing extra

August 30th, 2006, 12:02 PM
Price dropped to $400, and I'll throw in an ATI TV Wonder card.

August 30th, 2006, 03:40 PM
I hope you considered to advertise it someplace else, in case noone here is remotely interested? I mean, you can keep dropping the price to a level where someone might be interested only to make money elsewhere, but it doesn't help you much getting a car.

August 30th, 2006, 03:49 PM
Believe me, I am trying to sell it elsewhere. The price drop is universal. I paid about $450. I have it listed on eBay with a starting bid of $400, and have no bids, no watchers, 1 day left.