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July 13, 2008 4:08:40 AM

I built this about 7-8 months ago and just wondered what its worth now

AMD 4800+ X2 Brisbane AM2
Biostar T-force 570SLI Mobo
4 GB G-Skill memory
Evga 8800GT GPU Standard version
Mushkin 550W PSU
Arctic Cooling freezer 64
Coolermaster Centurion 5 case
CD-rom Drive
DVD Rewrite drive



Runs awesome

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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
July 13, 2008 4:13:00 AM

I'd go run through NewEgg and see how the current costs of the hardware adds up and then subtract about 33% for being used. That would be about the top price you could expect on resale.
July 13, 2008 4:27:36 AM

subtract 50% of the price nobody will pay 66.6% price of it
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July 13, 2008 4:33:53 AM

No more than $600 and you didn't list an OS so that would also make it worth a little more.
a c 104 B Homebuilt system
July 13, 2008 3:55:10 PM

Computers are fun! Not an investment.
July 13, 2008 4:37:23 PM

His profile thing says he still has XP so all together i would not expect more then $500-$600 from a person who knows anythings about recent hardware. It's a nice setup but even 8 months ago several of the components were outdated. If you do go through the EGG and check out current values, half of current values is all you should be asking for.
July 13, 2008 4:54:59 PM

or he could put it on ebay and hope to get around a grand from the noobs !
July 13, 2008 5:15:42 PM

$300 max. You guys are nuts thinking $600. For $600 you can build 3 a 3 times better computer.

In all seriousnes, you will be lucky to get $200max on Ebay. Anything over that price is better then what you have.
July 13, 2008 5:29:27 PM

roadrunner197069 said:
In all seriousnes, you will be lucky to get $200max on Ebay. Anything over that price is better then what you have.


I mostly agree - this is essentially a two year old computer (based on age of components) generic computer - with a resale value of approximately $150 for the box and about $100 for the graphics card second hand. If you can throw in the O/S and it is retail boxed with license, you could add a little more for that.
July 14, 2008 1:48:00 AM

Anyone actually interested in a machine of this calibre would only pay around the $200 mark (lets face it, gamers want the best stuff), anyone just looking for an office computer/student computer wont pay for the extra features and will be looking @ $300.
July 15, 2008 6:51:43 AM

I bet there are a lot of people that are gamers at heart but can't afford to go first class and would be interested in his system for $250 - $300 with that graphics card. Or if the board has on board video he can sell the computer for the $200-$250 and the card separately for $100.
There are also probably many basic users that would not mind paying the small increment for a substantial increase over a boilerplate $200 system.
July 16, 2008 12:10:04 AM

^ a second hand 8800 GT probably wouldn't fetch $100, especially a standard edition.
July 19, 2008 8:19:51 PM

smalltime0 said:
^ a second hand 8800 GT probably wouldn't fetch $100, especially a standard edition.


The last sale of a used 8800 GT was for $112.

http://cgi.ebay.com/XFX-8800GT-512MB-ALPHA-DOG-NVIDIA-G...


Here is another the same day for $102

http://cgi.ebay.com/BFG-NVIDIA-GeForce-8800GT-OC2-512MB...

Hers is a 8800 GT OC that sold the day before for $139


http://cgi.ebay.com/MSI-8800-GT-OC-w-Copper-Heatpipes-F...

Not a single sale for less

Maybe you should get some facts before repeatedly throwing out your opinion as if it is informed. Better yet, just don't comment on things you don't have facts on.
July 19, 2008 10:36:45 PM

why would someone pay that price for a used one, who knows what torture the owner put it through?

EVGA 512-P3-N800-TR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$130 brand new after mail in rebates, and overclocking is free and fairly safe if you take some care doing it, then you can get something brand new cheaper than a used one, lol....
July 20, 2008 8:31:28 AM

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The last sale of a used 8800 GT was for $112.

http://cgi.ebay.com/XFX-8800GT-512MB-ALPHA-DOG-NVIDIA-G...

Not standard, its XFX's Alpha dog edition


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Here is another the same day for $102

http://cgi.ebay.com/BFG-NVIDIA-GeForce-8800GT-OC2-512MB...

That wasnt actually very used, the comment says he hardly used it over a two week peroid. As the poster had all the stuff that came with it, its a very good second hand, almost new. However I do admit you actually found one which went for over $100, albeit in better condition than the OPs.

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Hers is a 8800 GT OC that sold the day before for $139


http://cgi.ebay.com/MSI-8800-GT-OC-w-Copper-Heatpipes-F...

This is also not a standard edition.

Quote:
Maybe you should get some facts before repeatedly throwing out your opinion as if it is informed. Better yet, just don't comment on things you don't have facts on.

And maybe you should actually read what I posted first, believe it or not it may make you look less of a know-it-all.
July 21, 2008 4:49:43 PM

what you can get for it depends on where you are and what the local market will bear,because selling it out of area will cost someone big dinero for shipping,and possible damages,if you can find a gamer who is slightly down wind from you as it were :)  :) ,maybe you can make a deal,it's not that bad of a system either,i am running a similar 939 system,my 775 mobo is in rma,nonetheless an 8800gt is still no slouch,i can run any game at my monitor's native rez 1680x1050 ,with whatever bells and whistles that i want except crysis which other than the graphics is a lousy game anyhow,no real thinking involved just run and shoot,a lot like far cry,no real story,just a lot of twitching,lota of fun though ,no staying power..:>)
a b B Homebuilt system
July 24, 2008 1:27:00 PM

It's worth whatever someone will pay. You can always find a sucker who will pay $500-$600 for a system like this. Average price most people would be willing to pay, $200-$300.
And for me, I wouldn't give you $50 for it. There is nothing there worthwhile in my opinion.
4800X2.....outdated
Biostar Motherboard? couldn't pay me take it.
8800GT.....now considered bare minimal for a gamer.
Memory...okay but new memory is cheap
The rest, Drives, case, cooler, PSU, etc to me are not worth the price of shipping if I did buy them.

But, as I said it depends on the buyer. Never know on an auction site like Ebay what will happen, but don't expect a lot.
July 24, 2008 2:40:39 PM

smalltime0 said:
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And maybe you should actually read what I posted first, believe it or not it may make you look less of a know-it-all.
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I read what you wrote - "a second hand 8800 GT probably wouldn't fetch $100, especially a standard edition." - and then proved you GROSSLY wrong by showing that the last three sales on eBay were ALL over $100. And I pointed out the one that was an OC and not standard - but it still was an 8800 GT for over $100.

You just look all the more foolish when you then come back and try to spin it as if you were right and I was wrong. And then after that feeble attempt to make childish personal attack only shows your own immaturity and only demeans yourself. But more importantly is that it is wrong to mislead people with bad information.
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