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Was going to build but been offered this whats it worth?

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January 16, 2012 12:00:50 PM

what is this setup worth bearing in mind its second hand.

CPU - i7 920
Motherboard - ASUS P6X58D-E
Memory -6Gb Corsair XMS3
Graphics Card 1 - Zotac GTX275
Graphics Card 2 - Asus GTX580 (these cards are not in sli mode)
Hard Drive - 500GB F3 storage
Power Supply - Corsair AX850
Case - Corsair Obsidian 800D
CPU Cooler - Corsair H50
OS - Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Fan Controller - Lamptron touch screen
Total Number of Fans - 5
DVD Drive - Sony
Monitor 1- 24in Acer LED V243HLbmd
Monitor 2 - 17in Dell Monitor

This computer has maxed out every game I've thrown at it, for example, Battlefield 3, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops, Assassins Creed Revelations, etc (These games are not included)

The power supply is one of the best quality PSU's on the market, this is corsair's top range.

The CPU is a quad core intel i7, can be overclocked to 3.8ghz and doesn't go about 75c with the Sealed liquid cooling system that's also been installed. The case is a full tower so make sure you have room for it, but it's by far the best looking case on the market.

There is a 500gb storage drive which is a Samsung F3.

In short, i've spent too much money on this machine, unless there is a dramatic change in IT equipment I expect this machine to last a good 2 or 3 years without any drastic upgrades being needed.

There are loads of fans but the fan controller really helps with this so you don't have to worry about it being noisy.

Please note, that there is one dead pixel on the 24inch Acer screen (this does not effect the performance and it is really hard to notice).
January 16, 2012 12:06:00 PM

Hello peter12;

What's the reason for asking how much it's worth?
You don't sound like you're getting ready to sell it.
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January 16, 2012 12:17:51 PM

I could build something that would perform about the same or better for $1,000. So I would say no more than $1000.

The gtx275 has very little value there. Chances are it would actually slow down performance when running as a physics engine.

It would be good for folding@home though.
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January 16, 2012 12:20:30 PM

WR2 said:
Hello peter12;

What's the reason for asking how much it's worth?
You don't sound like you're getting ready to sell it.



To clarify I am not building this. I was and probably will build A pc have a thread for it.

However some 1 offered me this and i was wondering if it was worth my attention and money and how much?
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January 16, 2012 12:28:07 PM

If not are any of the parts worth buying to use in my own build which is :
i5-2500k = £172.55
http://www.ebuyer.com/251596-intel [...] 623i52500k

Gigabyte GA-Z68P-AP3 Z68 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard £79.99
http://www.dabs.com/products/gigab [...] -7MQB.html

Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 Ballistix Sport Memory Kit CL10 1.5V £29.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/275166-cruci [...] 1264ba160a

XFX HD 6870 = £119.99 DISCONTINUED!!!
Which one these then?----> http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=6870&x=0&y=0

XFX Pro 650W Core Edition PSU - Single Rail 9x SATA 4x PCI-E = £66.53inc vat

Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Black Midi Tower Chassis = £67.08 inc. VAT
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Com [...] ctId=42044

dvd drive - no idea

hdd/ssd - no idea



he wanted £300 for the gtx 580 when i asked about $450 is it worth more like £150/$225?

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January 16, 2012 12:29:59 PM

Ok, it's more like you're asking us how much you should offer to pay for it?

It's not a bad system if you can get it a good price.
Some over priced (more $$ than necessary) premium parts in there. Obsidian 800D / Corsair AX850 / Lamptron Fan Controller / GTX 580 for example. You could save enough among those three items choosing high quality alternates (GTX 570 vs GTX 580 for example) to buy yourself an excellent SSD boot drive.
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January 16, 2012 12:33:56 PM

yes how much should i offer :D 

or do i stick to my build and buy good parts tha are compatable from the other machine? and how much for those parts?
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January 16, 2012 12:34:30 PM

I'd haggle it to $800 max without the 275 and without the second, smaller screen.
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January 16, 2012 12:38:32 PM

Sorry for the big opening thread i copied that from an email he sent me and posted so every1 could see what he said and whether he was truthful or full of it lol.





so most of his machine is a good quality/performance build vs my build, which will be about same price if bought and built?

or do i mix and match parts?
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