WTB: Used PC parts (Modem, Video, Case)

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  1. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Hey Guys,

    Building a PC for a budget strapped friend. Picked up a very stable mobo (abit) and processor (athlon)- and I have harvested all the drives and ram from his old PC.

    Unfortunately, his modem is really super unstable- and the drivers I have for it are some crap that sort-of works (I dug it up online as the modem is super off brand).

    Anyway- I need to pick up a decent, stable, pref name brand 56k modem (US Robotics, et al)- and figured that since many people have gone cable/dsl/broadband- that there might be some 56k PCI modems laying around (or even an external) that I could pick up cheap. These things still sell for $30-$40 new, I was thinking more like $15.

    I also need a really basic AGP videocard. He does no real gaming (beyond maybe starcraft)- so good 3d performance is a moot point. Just need something AGP- maybe 8megs? Figured I'd like to spend $20 or so.

    And finally, I need a case. His current will only fit a micro-atx-- so I have to get another. Will probably end up buying new- but figured I'd take the shot that someone had an ATX tower laying around they wanted to get rid of.

    -Vince
     
  2. Srinivas Reddy

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    You might want to start at http://www.pricewatch.com
    Best computer parts locatior I have ever seen.
    A lot of companies give huge discounts for pricewatch referral.
     
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  4. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I'm familiar with both (and newegg lists on Pricewatch, so checking PW will give you all the info you need)- however even OEM whitebox is not coming in at the price I want to spend. Again- newegg has modems for $44.

    Unfortunately- Pricewatch is only turning up decent prices on either offbrand stuff - or namebrands that look good but the company charges $15 for shipping.

    -Vince
     
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    Vince- I have a Intel Pro/DSL modem with microfilters for 6 phones and 2 wall plates and a STB nVIDIA 4mb AGP video card with DVD decoder card and software. I'd be willing to do a trade for DVD's. Let me know.
     
  6. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Looks like I might have found a video card-- still looking for a Modem!

    Anyone?

    -Vince
     
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