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Want to sell some used items, do you find these reasonable prices?

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January 13, 2013 10:58:44 PM

I'm replacing some PC components so I'd like to sell my ASUS P6X58D Premium board for $200.
Corsair Dominator DDR3 6GB 3x2gb TR3X6G1600C8D for $40. (Ram has gotten unbelieable cheap these days)
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 for BX80601920 for $160.
My Antec 850watt 80 Plus Bronze True Power Quattro PSU for ???.
They are a couple years old.

What do you think? Kinda high, kinda low?
January 13, 2013 11:15:17 PM

It's pretty high.

You have to think about the equivalent people will buy used even for an i5 2500K + Z68 motherboard.

i5 2500K's ~ $140
Z68 motherboards ~ $75 - $110 (and some good quality ones, too)
Some good 850W's usually go for $75 - $140 depending on the brand (not quality).
2x4GB Samsung Extreme Low Voltages (overclock hella good) go from $30 new (specials) to $40 typical.

I'd say the i7 920 ~$100
ASUS P6X58D Premium ~$120

Probably not what you're looking for, but start a bit higher, and if no one is interested, mark the prices down $10.
January 13, 2013 11:34:44 PM

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January 14, 2013 12:17:27 AM

The P6X8D Premium used goes between $120-$150 (eBay prices). Check completed auctions for verification and take an average.

The i7 920 goes between $90-120 depending on if it comes with stock fan or not. (again, eBay prices).

You can get 8GB of quality ram for $45 new and decent 8GB of ram for $40 new. 6GB of used I would put at about $30~ max.


El_Captain was spot on in his assessment of the prices imo.
January 14, 2013 12:27:22 AM

Was giving my opinion. You can price them as high as you'd like, but most people that are like me and see deals across multiple forums, they wouldn't even look twice at the prices you're proposing.

Here's some other CPU deals:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1338410/i7-920-110-00-shippe... (sold at $110)
http://www.overclock.net/t/1329312/i7-920-d0-asus-rampa... (Priced $20 more than the other one, still probably not sold)
http://www.overclock.net/t/1326785/i7-920-d0-110-shippe... (sold at $110)
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1739449&highlight... (sold at $115)
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1724703&highlight... (sold at $110)

So if these are selling for $110, why would anyone buy yours at the higher price?
Someone can buy an i7 930 for $110 here:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1738705&highlight...
along with a combo deal on a capable X58 motherboard for $290 (which I think is still too high).

This guy's been trying to sell his i7 930 + ASUS P6X58D-E and 6GB Corsair Dominator 1600MHz for months at $280 shipped:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1729477&highlight...

This guys sold his combo similarly as the person above at $225: http://www.overclock.net/t/1295400/i7-930-and-p6x58d-e

This guy months ago sold his i7 920 and P6X58D-Premium and H50 for $190 shipped: http://www.overclock.net/t/1250461/i7-920-p6x58d-premiu...

Just helping you to save time. If you can sell it at the high prices of yours, that's great, but a used i5 2500K and a Z68 motherboard overclocked can be found at $215 shipped, which will outperform an overclocked i7 920 on a X58 motherboard.

Here's some numbers at stock:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/47?vs=288

Here's some number at overclocks (pretty old review):
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/03/intel-...
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/03/intel-...
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/03/intel-...
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/03/intel-...
January 14, 2013 1:08:20 AM

Very informative post, thanks. I may have to sell the mobo and cpu for $200.

I'm not sure why the prices online are so high but that was what I was basing it from.

Lol at the guy still waiting to sell his 930, p6x58d, 6gb ram for months, I don't want that to be me.

The depreciation is mind boggling on computer parts, technology advances quickly.

Also, an off topic question that has been on my mind... why is the newest and fastest ddr3 24gb of ram so cheap? Is ddr4 coming out?

Ok, so what would YOU and/or the community buy my components for fairly?
January 14, 2013 3:03:05 AM

As DDR4 starts to fill the marketplace DDR3 will drop in price for a short time until supply dwindles, then it will increase again. For now however, DDR3 prices are already so low that there isn't much room to lower the price. It is cheaper to manufacture than DDR2 was, but at one time there was a big surplus of DDR2 and it lowered prices. DDR was having an issue with price setting, and initially had higher demand than DDR2 did.

DDR4 should end up costing even less than DDR3 at some point I hope. Newer manufacturing processes mean more memory in less space, which uses less materials. But supply and demand, and also economies of scale help to dictate prices.
January 14, 2013 9:19:36 AM

JonnyDough said:
As DDR4 starts to fill the marketplace DDR3 will drop in price for a short time until supply dwindles, then it will increase again. For now however, DDR3 prices are already so low that there isn't much room to lower the price. It is cheaper to manufacture than DDR2 was, but at one time there was a big surplus of DDR2 and it lowered prices. DDR was having an issue with price setting, and initially had higher demand than DDR2 did.

DDR4 should end up costing even less than DDR3 at some point I hope. Newer manufacturing processes mean more memory in less space, which uses less materials. But supply and demand, and also economies of scale help to dictate prices.


Don't worry, it will... DDR4 will eventually phase out just like DDR3 will. I sometimes think newer tech equals higher prices, but how can the fabrication process be so different when both chips appear similar. Thanks for your response.
January 14, 2013 1:05:13 PM

josh5786 said:
Don't worry, it will... DDR4 will eventually phase out just like DDR3 will. I sometimes think newer tech equals higher prices, but how can the fabrication process be so different when both chips appear similar. Thanks for your response.


The processes improve so that more transistors can fit into the same size package so the chips may look similar on the outside but underneath the hood there is much more room to fit the pieces since each piece takes up less room and another side benefit is less power is need to run it as well. (kind of like 2 pieces of luggage - one packed with clothes for a 450 pound man and 1 with clothes for a 150 pound man they'll look the same from the outside but the one can carry a much wider selection of wardrobe pieces inside since it takes a lot less material to make the clothes for the smaller man !)
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