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Thinking about selling my custom built PC, how much should I ask?

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April 24, 2014 11:11:38 PM

Wondering how much I should ask for my custom built PC

Parts list as follows:
AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core
Enermax ETS-T40-VD 76.0 CFM
Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD
Western Digital VelociRaptor 250GB 3.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive
Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower
Rosewill 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Asus PCE-AC68 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1

All put together, CPU and GPU run at under 40 degrees Celsius in a 90 Degree Fahrenheit Room While overclocked at 4.4 Ghz Playing Batman Arkham City
April 24, 2014 11:20:33 PM

2/3rds the price of the new spares minus 20% of the full price for every whole year old it is.

This might sound harsh, but people wont pay big bucks for 2nd hand systems.
This is why they get broken for spares.
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April 24, 2014 11:43:06 PM

tea urchin said:
2/3rds the price of the new spares minus 20% of the full price for every whole year old it is.

This might sound harsh, but people wont pay big bucks for 2nd hand systems.
This is why they get broken for spares.


I'm looking for a more specific answer. Can you tell me how much you would offer, based on the partslist, if you were trying to buy it?
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April 25, 2014 12:32:08 AM

How much it cost is not important for our answer - unless you really want us to spend some time pricing the all the individual components (there is a lot here!!) ?
You know how much you paid for this (we don't) so, as tea urchin said above, you are looking to take what you paid in total and subtract a 'fair' amount due to the following factors: 1. you are selling it second hand 2. age of system/components (1/2 year).

Removing 1/3 (or 1/4 - stating proof of component purchase supplied) is not unreasonable. Ultimately, you need to ask yourself how much you would be willing to pay?

Of course, everyone wants as close to cost price as possible. Try the highest price you think you can get...if you no takers, reduce it and try again...etc...etc. You never know, with a bit of luck you might get a return you are happy with.

Good luck.
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April 25, 2014 1:23:10 AM

mesab66 said:
How much it cost is not important for our answer - unless you really want us to spend some time pricing the all the individual components (there is a lot here!!) ?
You know how much you paid for this (we don't) so, as tea urchin said above, you are looking to take what you paid in total and subtract a 'fair' amount due to the following factors: 1. you are selling it second hand 2. age of system/components (1/2 year).

Removing 1/3 (or 1/4 - stating proof of component purchase supplied) is not unreasonable. Ultimately, you need to ask yourself how much you would be willing to pay?

Of course, everyone wants as close to cost price as possible. Try the highest price you think you can get...if you no takers, reduce it and try again...etc...etc. You never know, with a bit of luck you might get a return you are happy with.

Good luck.

It's hard for me want to use that formula for what I paid because after discounts and combo deals from the months of shopping around I did, after tax I paid about $1400 plus $200 assembly fee. I looked at these parts now and without the same deals that were going on when I bought the parts it would cost around $1700 plus a $200 assembly fee, that's if you're like most people and have no clue how to safely put a PC together without frying components. Would I be okay using the formula on the now price sans discounts?
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April 25, 2014 1:34:33 AM

If you want a straight price, try about $1200. If it won't sell, start lowering it.
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April 25, 2014 9:24:04 AM

Miter advertise as ready to go system, list out current prices and total and show what parts run today, so if $1,700 total, show it and $1,300, and show that's over 20% off
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