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February 1, 2010 1:58:46 PM

I have Custom built Desktop 1.5 yrs old, I payed about $1100 to build it, and i want to know how much can i Sell it for or people will be willing to pay for. I will probably sell it on Craigslist, to not pay Ebay fees. These computer can run any game, any program i throw at it.

These are the Specs:

Processor: Quad Core Q9550 @2.8ghz
Motherboard: Asus P5QC
OCZ Vanquisher CPU Fan
4gb of memory Ram
500gb WD hard drive Caviar Black
Nvidia EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Super Clocked
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Sound Card
Power Supply: Corsair 650-TX
DVD Burner/Reader
Soprano RS 101 Case
Windows 7 Ultimate (Fresh Install)

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February 1, 2010 2:10:55 PM

Assuming the OS is legally licensed, $600ish?
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February 1, 2010 2:31:21 PM

I did a quick calculation of how much i would sell each part separately and came up with a total of $690, do you think if i sell it on Craigslist someone can pay that??
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February 1, 2010 2:35:33 PM

Probably not. Did you calculate each part's separate value as new?

I'd guess you can realistically expect to get $550. $600 would be a realistic upper limit to the expectations.

Of course, it's only worth what someone will pay for it. You can always list it higher and decrease it if it doesn't sell...
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February 1, 2010 2:39:37 PM

If i keep for another year how much will it decrease in price? or do you recommend me to sell it now.
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 1, 2010 2:52:17 PM

A lot. It probably be worth about $300 then.

I'm not a big believer in buying/selling outdated computers. Everyone knows they lose their value extremely fast. What you could sell an old computer for shouldn't be a factor in the decision process. Does your computer do what you need it to now? If yes, don't sell it. If no, get rid of it and get a new one.
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February 1, 2010 4:39:06 PM

I would wager to say that most people who are comfortable buying a new computer are equally comfortable building their own... so whatever you think it's worth, see if you can build a new computer for the same price and if the new computer is faster... well, you know you're overpricing your rig. I know 50% depreciation is a tough pill to swallow, but that's just the way technology works.

The month the Nvidia 7800 GTX came out it was $600 and I bought one at that price. Now? Ha... I wouldn't pay $20 for it.
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February 2, 2010 10:05:37 AM

You can probably sell the parts you will be replacing and put a little more cash and buy newer components IF you want a new system.
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