How much is my 3 year old gaming computer worth?

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  1. I'm not doing all that clikcing to find out what ya got :) .... next times names please

    Rule of Thumb - Take your build cost and then subtract 10% .... then 5% for each month of age for 6 months (60% value at this point) ... then 10% for every 6 months thereafter.

    So $2,000 - $200 (10%) - $600 (6 x 5%) - $1,000 (5 x 10%) = $200
  2. if you could get 350 for it with the operating system ( disc ) I would take it.
  3. sell it as parts, you'll get people that need that mobo for instance as they have a dead one or similar. the 470 is worth about £80/$100 nowadays, they depreciate faster than cars.
  4. $450
  5. Only a new car depreciates worse than computer hardware. Unlike a car though, your typical performance PC will become obsolete in 3-5 years.

    Why are you looking to get rid of it? Is it too big, too dated? Are you moving away from PC gaming or is this to free up funds for a new build?

    Either way I can't help because I'm across the pond but others may be able to assist.
  6. JackNaylorPE said:
    ...Rule of Thumb - Take your build cost and then subtract 10% .... then 5% for each month of age for 6 months (60% value at this point) ... then 10% for every 6 months thereafter...


    That's some equation... :pt1cable:
  7. Trenchcoat said:
    Only a new car depreciates worse than computer hardware. Unlike a car though, your typical performance PC will become obsolete in 3-5 years.

    Why are you looking to get rid of it? Is it too big, too dated? Are you moving away from PC gaming or is this to free up funds for a new build?

    Either way I can't help because I'm across the pond but others may be able to assist.



    I'm looking to get rid of it because it's so large... I'll be going off to college soon, and I need a smaller set up that won't be so complicated. But maybe it's not worth selling at all if some people are saying it's worth only $200-450 :(
  8. JackNaylorPE said:
    I'm not doing all that clikcing to find out what ya got :) .... next times names please

    Rule of Thumb - Take your build cost and then subtract 10% .... then 5% for each month of age for 6 months (60% value at this point) ... then 10% for every 6 months thereafter.

    So $2,000 - $200 (10%) - $600 (6 x 5%) - $1,000 (5 x 10%) = $200


    Okay xD lemme try this again.
    Case: NZXT Phantom
    HDDs: 150gb Velociraptor + WD (blue) 320gb
    OS: Windows 7 64 bit
    Ram: 4gb ddr3 1600mhz
    CPU: i7 950 @ 3.07 (lol, i think i overclocked it to 3.4)
    GPU: GTX 470
    MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
    PSU: 1220W PSU
    okay... I think that's everything again :o
  9. Phaydren said:
    Trenchcoat said:
    Only a new car depreciates worse than computer hardware. Unlike a car though, your typical performance PC will become obsolete in 3-5 years.

    Why are you looking to get rid of it? Is it too big, too dated? Are you moving away from PC gaming or is this to free up funds for a new build?

    Either way I can't help because I'm across the pond but others may be able to assist.



    I'm looking to get rid of it because it's so large... I'll be going off to college soon, and I need a smaller set up that won't be so complicated. But maybe it's not worth selling at all if some people are saying it's worth only $200-450 :(


    it's always going to be worth more to you than to somebody else.
  10. 13thmonkey said:
    sell it as parts, you'll get people that need that mobo for instance as they have a dead one or similar. the 470 is worth about £80/$100 nowadays, they depreciate faster than cars.


    What is the best way to sell it all in your view? Amazon? Ebay? A friend?
  11. ebay in bits, you'll be ripping a friend off unless they particularly need your precise component.
  12. Is there a way you can put two SSDs in Raid 0 (both 32 gb at SATA 3) and then use the combined drive as a ssd cache? If this is possible, will it be possible with this SSD? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171667 There is also an Adata ssd, but I'm not familar with Adata. Is Adata reliable?
  13. Anything is possible...
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