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How much to sell this i7 extreme rig?

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Anonymous
July 23, 2010 5:10:17 PM

I am building this pc with the intention to sell it. After bing cashback and rebates, the build will have cost me about $2000. How much should i try to sell it for? I'm probably try to sell on craigslist or ebay.



Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 3.33Ghz + stock cooler
Corsair Dominator 6144MB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz (3x2
ULTRA X4 750W POWER SUPPLY MODULAR
ASUS Rampage III Extreme Intel X58 LGA1366 MB
Thermaltake Element G Case with 2.5 HDD/SSD Mount
BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC Maxcore 896MB - Just 1
OCZ Vertex 2 - 60 Gig - 2 in Raid 0
1 LG blu ray player/dvd
Windows x64 professional

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July 23, 2010 5:21:38 PM

It's just a niggle.......but the GTX 260 doesn't match the quality of the i7 980X and OCZ Vertex 2 2x 60GB Raid0.
Also a 1TB HDD for mass storage wouldn't be out of line in build at that price point.

You should be able to use Ebay to see what prices similar systems are being listed at.
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Anonymous
July 23, 2010 6:16:19 PM

seems like they['re going between $2500-$4000. not a lot of desktops being sold though. most don't have ssd raids either.

i'd have to thrown down at least another $400 to get a gtx 480. I'm thinking $2900 might be a decent price.
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July 23, 2010 7:10:01 PM

I agree with WR2, everything in your build is extreme except for two important things

1: The GTX260 is mid range nowadays, Perhaps return it and get a GTX470, that way you can say it has a powerful DX11 graphics card.

2: The cooling is stock, to me that doesn't tie in with the "extreme-ness" of the rest of the build, perhaps consider an aftermarket cooler?
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Anonymous
July 23, 2010 7:15:00 PM

sounds good. i will get the corsair liquid h50.
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July 23, 2010 7:18:52 PM

Good choice, then you can say it has liquid cooling (LOL)

Good luck with your business venture, hope it works out well. :) 
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July 23, 2010 7:34:52 PM

I'll warn you:

Custom built PC's don't sell for as much as the parts that go into them. PC buyer are very fickle, and want the most for there money, and not alot of money.

Good Luck, though.

Case a point: I was trying to sell my OLD PC, with a Athlon 1.3Ghz CPU, 1.5GB RAM, CD drive, 2 30GB HDD (yes, small), LAN 10/100, 15" monitor, OS installed and included, etc. I was asking $200.00 on eBay, and got NO bites. I was asking $150.00 on craiglist, NO bites. I know this PC was very dated, but would have been great for a student. I ended up donating it my works team for Race for the Cure, and they haven't sold it yet either. I told them to sell for whatever they could get ($20.00).

Now the system your build is "high-end" but not alot of people want that. When you can overclock a i920/930 to 3.2GHz, why buy a i980 Extreme?

And even with 2 SSD in RAID 0, they'll want storage, at least a 1TB HDD. And push up the video card, to a 460?
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