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I need to know the realistic average weight for personal desktop computers, and their various components.

Please a good list of average weights in pounds or ounces for the following:

CPU Chip
Motherboard
SIMM or DIMM removable memory
Floppy Drive
Hard Drive
CD ROM
Sound Card
Modem
Network Card
Video Card
Power Supply
Cooling Fan
Steal racks, casings and screws
Internal Speaker
Cables
Copper Wire
Steal Case
Plastic Case
Aluminum Case

Total weight of assembled computer

Thanks!
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check with on-line store to get the weight and the shipping cost

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Is there a reason you need to know the weight of screws and cables and other small items?  The statistical variation of the heaviest item, a steel case or power supply, will overwhelm any desired accuracy at the light end.  If this is for shipping purposes, a one pound minimum should do.  You also cannot talk about average when dealing with power supplies, because they can range from 200 to over 500 watts, and the higher the power output, the heavier the unit.
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I don't need the weights for shipping reasons, I am trying to calculate the enviromental impact of 100 computer units.  I know the enviromental impact of 10 pound of motherboards, for example, but I do not know the various wieghts.  So I need to know that 100 computers would have X number of pounds worth of motherboards.  Then I can calculate enviromental impact.
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I would say that you just go with an average configuration, which will weigh around 30 pounds, then.  Trying to factor in every single part doesn't contribute any more to the overall accuracy, since the concept of an "average" computer is wide open to debate.
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I have to organise PC returns via courier they require the weight of the PC in order to calculate carriage costs, the average weight is 15-20kg
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I measured and found these to be accurate...

CPU Chip = 150 to 50 grams
Motherboard = 2000.00 Grams w/ chip, without around 1850 to 2000
SIMM or DIMM removable memory = 150 grams
Floppy Drive = 2.5 lbs
Hard Drive =  2.8 lbs
CD ROM = 3.2 lbs
Sound Card = 0.88 lbs
Modem = 1lbs
Network Card = 1 lbs
Video Card = 2 lbs
Power Supply = 6 lbs
Cooling Fan = 50 to 600 grams
Steal racks, casings and screws = ~4 lbs
Internal Speaker = 1 lbs
Cables = 2 lbs
Copper Wire = 1 lbs
Steal Case = 4 lbs
Plastic Case = 3 lbs
Aluminum Case = 2.5 lbs
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by:Callandor
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Those are some pretty strange numbers.
Network Card = 1 lbs ? expect lighter
Steal Case = 4 lbs ? expect much heavier
Floppy Drive = 2.5 lbs ? expect lighter
Motherboard = 2000.00 Grams w/ chip, without around 1850 to 2000 ? expect lighter
Video Card = 2 lbs ? expect lighter
Internal Speaker = 1 lbs ? expect lighter
Power Supply = 6 lbs ? expect heavier
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>>Steal Case = 4 lbs ? expect much heavier

yes they are, mine weighs 29 lbs empty.   Around 65lbs total.
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