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July 26, 2013 2:27:32 AM

MB: x79a-gd45 (lga 2011 socket)
CPU: i7 3930k 4ghz
Pwr: Coolermaster silent pro 700w
case: cooler master cm 690 II advanced
Ram: [RipjawsX] F3-12800CL9D-8GBXM
HD Ocz revodrive 3x2 240gb (PCI-e ssd)
sec HD:Western digital green caviar 2 tb WD20EARX
gpu: geforce zotac 560 gtx ZT 50701 10H
os: windows 8 standard edition
cpu cooler: CM 212 evo
case cooling 4x ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan
1 dvd drive

manuals + boxes not available

How much do you guys think this is worth?

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July 26, 2013 6:43:18 AM

I wouldn't pay more than $800.
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July 26, 2013 7:16:22 AM

even if my build was finished last year?
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July 26, 2013 7:28:56 AM

Yup. Lack of warranty is a huge deal for me. Plus I'm pretty broke. You could probably sell it for $1500, though.
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July 26, 2013 7:32:20 AM

You can with ease sell it for atleast 1000$ but can try for 1300$


1700$ makes a new same config pc so 1500$ wud not b the wrth
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July 26, 2013 12:14:20 PM

You might be able to get close to $1500 for it, though I think the value is diminished by having windows 8 on it. Windows 8 is having the same cold reception Vista had a few years ago. Windows 7 64 bit would make it more appealing to the target audience you'd be trying to peddle it toward.

Personally, it's almost like you were trying to build a workstation and went for a gaming rig last minute. You spent a ton of money on SSD drives and other hardware, then bought a GTX 560 instead of a workstation card, and put 8 GB of RAM instead of the 32 GB a workstation generally demands. Then you put windows 8 on it, which was a mistake IMO, as most companies/designers are steering entirely clear of windows 8 (to the point that many are switching to Linux if their server OS licenses are expiring anytime soon).

It's kind of a "different" build...good luck selling it...you might try ebay. Some people will buy crazy stuff on there.
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July 26, 2013 12:53:08 PM

Like a new car driven off the lot, a used PC immediately loses significant value.

I've only been able to sell used PCs to friends and family. Trusting a random stranger to sell you something with 0 warranty is a big risk. The individual components are easier to sell because the risk is less.

Maybe 10 years ago you could build a custom rig and sell it at a profit. Now there are too many online stores doing that.
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July 26, 2013 1:19:16 PM

8350rocks said:
You might be able to get close to $1500 for it, though I think the value is diminished by having windows 8 on it. Windows 8 is having the same cold reception Vista had a few years ago. Windows 7 64 bit would make it more appealing to the target audience you'd be trying to peddle it toward.

Personally, it's almost like you were trying to build a workstation and went for a gaming rig last minute. You spent a ton of money on SSD drives and other hardware, then bought a GTX 560 instead of a workstation card, and put 8 GB of RAM instead of the 32 GB a workstation generally demands. Then you put windows 8 on it, which was a mistake IMO, as most companies/designers are steering entirely clear of windows 8 (to the point that many are switching to Linux if their server OS licenses are expiring anytime soon).

It's kind of a "different" build...good luck selling it...you might try ebay. Some people will buy crazy stuff on there.


yeah i actually have windows 7 pro as well does that raise the value of my pc when installed? Its also my first build and its a fun experience to learn so much stuff about computers imho, so i get your opinion about my pc not having a good build.
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July 26, 2013 2:24:50 PM

I bought my revodrive 3 weeks ago in mint condition and plastic sealed.
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July 27, 2013 1:57:32 PM

philipvdlinde said:
8350rocks said:
You might be able to get close to $1500 for it, though I think the value is diminished by having windows 8 on it. Windows 8 is having the same cold reception Vista had a few years ago. Windows 7 64 bit would make it more appealing to the target audience you'd be trying to peddle it toward.

Personally, it's almost like you were trying to build a workstation and went for a gaming rig last minute. You spent a ton of money on SSD drives and other hardware, then bought a GTX 560 instead of a workstation card, and put 8 GB of RAM instead of the 32 GB a workstation generally demands. Then you put windows 8 on it, which was a mistake IMO, as most companies/designers are steering entirely clear of windows 8 (to the point that many are switching to Linux if their server OS licenses are expiring anytime soon).

It's kind of a "different" build...good luck selling it...you might try ebay. Some people will buy crazy stuff on there.


yeah i actually have windows 7 pro as well does that raise the value of my pc when installed? Its also my first build and its a fun experience to learn so much stuff about computers imho, so i get your opinion about my pc not having a good build.


Yes, it would raise the value slightly. As most power users looking for a PC with that kind of hardware would probably wipe the HDD and install win7 before they did anything else. You'd be saving them the trouble.

It's not a bad first build, like I said, you're kind of half way between a workstation and a gaming rig. You'd need more RAM and a workstation GPU to be a workstation, though you're kind of overkill on SSDs for just a gaming rig. Someone might be willing to scoop it up for the right money and drop some more RAM and a workstation GPU in it though.
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