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How much is my PC worth?

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March 26, 2010 3:13:34 PM

Hi everyone, ive recently built this computer. it is my first ever build and just wondered how much it would be worth if i were to sell it? also any opinions on what extra's to get? soundcards etc. thanks in advance

Case: Coolermaster Elite 330

PSU: OCZ ModXtreme 600W

Processor: Core I5 750 2.66Ghz (cooled by Arctic cooling freezer 7 pro)

Motherboard: Asrock p55 pro

Memory: 4GB GSkill Ripjaws 1600Mhz

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB

GPU: XFX hd5770 1GB

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March 26, 2010 3:25:40 PM

Off-hand? .. I'd say about $1050




March 26, 2010 3:33:52 PM

Using Newegg...and NO combo deals...the cost to buy the components you have listed is $878 shipped to my doorstep.

If you are going to sell it...as a whole...w/o Operating system...I would not pay over $600


To me, it's not worth it to buy used equipment, unless the price is 30% or less than new cost.

The potential troubles with a used system are not worth my time/effort.
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March 26, 2010 3:37:58 PM


I originally said $850 but didn't want OP to "feel bad" if they had paid more ...



March 26, 2010 7:19:16 PM

As the saying goes, "it's only worth as much as someone would pay for it". I'm with snowgoer. If you've put it all together and used it, I wouldn't pay more than $600 for it. If it's all new parts that haven't been used at all (i.e. still in sealed boxes), you could probably part it out for around $700.
March 26, 2010 7:37:25 PM

Rule of Thumb - Take your build cost and then subtract 10% .... then 5% for each month of age for 6 months (60% value at this point) ... then 10% for every 6 months thereafter.
March 26, 2010 7:40:28 PM

What extra's you could add is an OS installed and other "necessary" programs. Obviously someone who's going to buy a used system would like it boot up with an actual OS.
March 26, 2010 7:48:57 PM


Do you have the original OS disk ??
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