Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

How much is my home built system worth???

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 12, 2012 8:08:39 PM

how much would I get for this on ebay? Would it be better to part it out or sell as whole?I still have all the boxes and original packaging that all the components came with. Note this computer has only been used a a couple of times everything is in New condition eve nthough it took me a while to get the money for all the parts I have not used it because I use my laptop.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX (Never Overclocked)

Memory: G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK High Performance or Gaming Memory-8-8-8-21

Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Graphics Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Main SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD SATA 6gb/s Windows is installed on this drive

Secondary HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"


Also I am about to install second Radeon HD 6870 for Crossfire.

Can anyone give me a ballpark for about what I should get for this desktop and if parting it out would be better?
January 12, 2012 8:21:06 PM

How much did you spend on all the parts? Subtract 2-300 and there ya go

I'm guessing it was around 1300?
m
0
l
January 12, 2012 8:21:18 PM

maybe $800... just add up the retail price + 100 for building it...
m
0
l
Related resources
January 12, 2012 9:46:19 PM

ok thank you for your quick reply! I really appreciate it! so you think around 800-1100 anywhere in that range? would it be better to sell it part by part?
m
0
l
January 12, 2012 9:50:01 PM

Sorry you still didn't answer my question, how much did you purchase them all for? did you buy off a site such as newegg and build it yourself, or did you use a website that built it for you?
m
0
l
January 12, 2012 9:57:58 PM

dont get your hopes up, it IS used gear. even if you did build it yourself.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2012 10:06:03 PM

I'd give it $900. $1000 or maybe $1050 with the second 6870. Emphasize that it's been "tested to be stable" instead of "used" :p  and make sure you wipe it completely before you sell it.
m
0
l
January 12, 2012 10:50:34 PM

This thing is not used it was built at home the parts are open but not used. I only asked what would be the best way to sell it to get the most money. I do not understand what you mean by not getting my hopes up because this IS used Gear. I have only turned it on to test and installed one game to test. This thing Runs so much faster than any other computer I have ever used it runs like a dream. I bought all the parts new from NewEgg or Brand New sealed on ebay and so it is hard to give you the exact payment for all the parts. It is very stable I have been building computers since I was 14 and I am 27 now I have just never built any and sold them because I built them with and for my grandpa for him to sell and kinda as a hobby. This is the first computer I have built for myself and need to sell it because my family needs some help and I want to help them. So I just wanted to see what you guys thought about it and how much its worth. Thank you for all the replies I hope that answers most of them. I would say the total was around 1300.00 give or take a hundred or so.
m
0
l
January 12, 2012 10:57:40 PM

it is used and you'd probably get around $800 for it, there is too much competition at that price range people looking to by a computer at that price want some type of pedigree and warranty , your not going to make any money, most of the people who know about all of the components and their value can probably build their own computer. I've built and sold a few computers on ebay and craigslist and the higher end builds are not as easy to sell or as profitable as the cheap builds.
m
0
l
January 13, 2012 12:49:02 AM

saratj1 said:
it is used and you'd probably get around $800 for it, there is too much competition at that price range people looking to by a computer at that price want some type of pedigree and warranty , your not going to make any money, most of the people who know about all of the components and their value can probably build their own computer. I've built and sold a few computers on ebay and craigslist and the higher end builds are not as easy to sell or as profitable as the cheap builds.



Hmm Thank you for the information. I didn't expect to make money on it. I just wanted to know if it was worth selling to help out my family. Also Totally Reformatted even though it only has turned it on a few hours for software and hardware testing. I Guarantee I can sell this computer as NEW on eBay. It may not be the newest hardware but the hardware it has in it is New only installed. You are right people want a namebrand and I agree that the Cheaper builds would sell better and be more profitable because the Hardware is cheaper and most people do not have the money for 1000 and up computer prices. Thank you for the information I really appreciate it.
m
0
l
January 13, 2012 2:29:09 AM

cybneo said:
maybe $800... just add up the retail price + 100 for building it...




+1 its not worth any more then 750-800$ and maybe a little bit more for him building it.
m
0
l
January 13, 2012 3:20:43 AM

That's what I am asking if its worth only $750.00-800.00 then would it be best to sell the parts? Part by Part?

the case on Newegg is 179.99 with rebate

the OCZ SSD is 169.99 with mail in Rebate.

Each of the 2 Radeon Hd 5870's are 189.99 with rebate.

The AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition is 144.99.

the Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 is $160.00.

the CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply is $100.00

The G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory is $60.00

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate is $290.00

The ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Is 159.99 at amazon

Thats a total of $1454.96 selling today

so is it best to sell as whole or part by part as I have all the original boxes and the hardware has never been used just installed so I guess on ebay it would be Like New with open box. so sell as whole or not?
m
0
l
January 13, 2012 7:27:26 AM

If you are trying to get rid of the machine, it's obviously easier to sell it all in one piece and if your family isn't particularly tech literate - makes the most sense to do so. That being said it's also entirely possible that this wont be possible (or possible at a reasonable price).

I would put a listing up with both the prices for individual components and the computer as a whole with the flexibility of being able to sell it either as a whole or on a part by part basis.

Regarding price, I generally see 2nd hand components going for around 20 - 50% of the list price (including taxes), transferable & valid warranties will definitely help you get a better price for your parts
m
0
l
!