Worth $4k? Tags: New Build Systems Last response: October 5, 2010 8:54 AM in Systems Share sactownbwoy September 27, 2010 2:35:34 AM Came across this ad for a homebuilt PC. Guy is asking $4k for it. I don't think it's worth that much, what do you guys think? Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932-KWN3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower PSU: SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC Power Supply M/B: EVGA X58 SLI Classified Motherboard - LGA 1366, Intel X58, SATA, SLI Ready, CrossFireX Ready, Triple Channel DDR3, RAID, Hyperthreading CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 - 2.66GHz, LGA 1366, 4.8GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, HyperThreading, Bloomfield, Retail RAM: Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - Tri Channel, 1600MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048MB), DHX VGA: 2X BFG GeForce GTX 295 (B) Video Card - 1792MB GDDR3, 480 Cores, PCI-Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, Quad SLI Support SSD: OCZ Colossus Series OCZSSD2-1CLS250G 3.5" 250GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) HDD: 2X Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card BLuray: LG Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA Model UH10LS20 LightScribe Support Monitors: 2X ASUS VW266H Black 25.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor Printer: EPSON Artisan 810 C11CA52201 Up to 38 ppm 5760 x 1440 dpi Wireless InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer O/S: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full More about : worth kureme September 27, 2010 2:52:36 AM You could build the same PC, if not better, for around $2k. The SSD and the PSU together net about $800, which mostly is wasted money. Sound card is also not needed because MOBO has integrated ones already. The graphics cards are top of the line obsolete tech. The monitors and printer are about $260 each. I would say if he sold it for $2500 then it would be a deal, but $4000 is not worth it. Just save yourself some money and start a thread for a full computer system w/monitors, printer, kb&m, OS, desk, chair and lamp for $4000. m 0 l hunter315 September 27, 2010 2:53:41 AM Not at all worth 4k. You can build a better performing setup for about 2k. m 0 l Related resources 4K Gaming worth the $$$? - Forum is upgrade monitor from 24 inch 1080p to 4K 24 inch worth to buy??? - Forum What is a 4K monitor and is it worth it? - Forum 4K on a laptop screen: is it worth it? - Forum SAMSUNG U28D590D 4k Worth it? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shineon2010 September 27, 2010 3:08:43 AM $2000-2500 m 0 l sactownbwoy September 27, 2010 3:22:25 AM That's what I figured. I wasn't going to buy it. Just thought it was funny that the guy was asking $4k for it and wanted to share. When I saw it I had a nice little laugh at the money he wasted building it. m 0 l batuchka September 27, 2010 8:24:33 AM HD 6k and Nvidia Kepler incoming? Heck for peeps awaiting these and still need to chug along with a new working rig i would even hit something like a 955BE + 880G/IGP platform m 0 l 55Range September 27, 2010 8:59:35 AM Definitely not worth 4 K m 0 l zhemin September 27, 2010 9:25:32 AM Give it a few month and its worth a few hundred m 0 l QuantumPhx September 27, 2010 9:33:40 AM you tell that guy to get stuffed. that PC isent worth that much m 0 l huron September 27, 2010 1:06:45 PM To me, that's a lot to ask for something that most of us at Toms could easily build for less. I would think that at that price you'd price out most besides enthusiasts, who know better... Pretty funny. m 0 l sactownbwoy October 5, 2010 8:54:46 AM He still has it for sell at that price. I don't know who he is targeting but whomever it is, he isn't hitting them m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Are 4k monitors worth it? Forum Been researching night and day, $4k system worth price? Forum SolvedR9 290X CrossFire - 1440p or 4k? Forum SolvedLG G3 Actually 4k? Forum Solved4k monitor displays Forum Solved4k for $1500 Forum Solved4k or 3 screens? Forum Solved4k gaming monitor with a 144hz refresh rate a 1ms response time and a 1000:1 contrast ratio? Forum SolvedWhat is needed for 4k gaming? Forum Solved4k gaming requirements ? Forum SolvedWould this upgrade be enough for consistent 4k? Forum SolvedQuestion about using a 4k tv with my computer. Forum Solvedwhat video player supports uncompressed 4k video? Forum SolvedGaming on 4k evga 780 ti Classified Forum SolvedCrossfire R9 290x and 4k Monitor Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !