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How much is my custom pc worth?

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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  1. I wouldn't pay more than $800.
  2. even if my build was finished last year?
  3. Yup. Lack of warranty is a huge deal for me. Plus I'm pretty broke. You could probably sell it for $1500, though.
  4. You can with ease sell it for atleast 1000$ but can try for 1300$


    1700$ makes a new same config pc so 1500$ wud not b the wrth
  5. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    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


    http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-Drive-Series-Express/dp/B0058RECUE

    The two PCIe SSDs are worth at least ~$500 each new.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. ihog said:
    Sn1992-1361850 said:
    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


    http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-Drive-Series-Express/dp/B0058RECUE

    The two PCIe SSDs are worth at least ~$500 each new.


    Its actually one pci card its only called that way since its the more advanced version of the ocz revodrive 3
    http://ocz.com/consumer/revodrive-3-x2-pcie-ssd
  10. I bought my revodrive 3 weeks ago in mint condition and plastic sealed.
  11. 1000 - 1500 , 3930k still retails at around $550 - 600 over here.
  12. Best answer
    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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