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Current Hardware Depreciation

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August 10, 2007 2:28:41 PM

I've recently built a new system, and with all the new hardware, in a 2-4 years, I will definitely re-build a new system rather than upgrading old stuff. I know it's very hard to say, but I'm sure someone with experience in the past with selling old hardware will pour our their wisdom. How much do you think this system would sell in 2-3 years (with current prices indicated in parenthesis)?

EVGA 680i NF68 A1 - ($200)
Intel Xeon x3220 2.4 GHz ($300)
EVGA 8800 GTS 640 - ($320)
Crucial Ballistix DDR2 1066, 2x1 GB ($140)
Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 1066 2x1 GB ($155)
Thermaltake 750W Modular PSU CrossFire certified ($125)
Thermalright Ultra-120 X CPU HS ($60)
Antec 900 ($90)
6 Antec Blue Tri-Cool Fans (3 mounted on case, 1 on side panel, 2 on TR Ultra-120-X)

Also, I have HDDs and CD-DVD combo burner but those can be replaced cheaply.

Total ~$1390

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August 10, 2007 11:34:52 PM

its very difficult to say, it really depends on how many new generation (e.g. 9, 10 series gpu's) have come out between then and now
August 11, 2007 12:40:58 AM

2 to 3 years would likely be at 30% to 40%. Probably be better savaging parts or using it as a back up.
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August 12, 2007 11:50:21 PM

well, floppy drives have stop depreciating! {I hope}

just imagine how much you would pay for a: P4 2.4 GHz, 6800, 2x512mb DDR 400 -- today!... used... hmm?
August 13, 2007 12:01:38 AM

coldmast said:
well, floppy drives have stop depreciating! {I hope}

just imagine how much you would pay for a: P4 2.4 GHz, 6800, 2x512mb DDR 400 -- today!... used... hmm?


Actually the Floppy seems to be appreciating. Was in a local computer store the other day that sells mostly used parts. They were asking $15 for used Floppies. Just got a new one for my wife's machine for $7 so I guess the used are worth more :) 
August 13, 2007 12:59:41 AM

g-paw said:
Actually the Floppy seems to be appreciating. Was in a local computer store the other day that sells mostly used parts. They were asking $15 for used Floppies. Just got a new one for my wife's machine for $7 so I guess the used are worth more :) 


Must be past their "burn in" period and now are maxed out on data transfer speeds. :lol: 


August 13, 2007 7:42:24 AM

the current speed of new hardware popping out? it's gonna be like 300-400 in a few years
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