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How much is my 3 year old gaming computer worth?

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June 30, 2013 12:16:16 PM
a c 204 4 Gaming
June 30, 2013 12:23:05 PM

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
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a b 4 Gaming
June 30, 2013 12:23:10 PM

if you could get 350 for it with the operating system ( disc ) I would take it.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 30, 2013 12:24:25 PM

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.
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June 30, 2013 12:33:07 PM

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.

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June 30, 2013 12:37:08 PM

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: 
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June 30, 2013 12:48:18 PM

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 :( 
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June 30, 2013 12:54:38 PM

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 
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a b 4 Gaming
June 30, 2013 1:00:01 PM

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.
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June 30, 2013 1:02:43 PM

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?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 30, 2013 1:16:03 PM

ebay in bits, you'll be ripping a friend off unless they particularly need your precise component.
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July 2, 2013 12:29:14 PM

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=N82E168... There is also an Adata ssd, but I'm not familar with Adata. Is Adata reliable?
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July 2, 2013 12:48:12 PM

Anything is possible...
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