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January 23, 2012 1:26:58 AM

Hello everyone, I have a custom built PC that I'm trying to sell, but I don't know what to ask for it. Seems like a lot of people on craigslist are looking for laptops, and selling their desktops, so that might affect the price...

IN WIN Dragon Rider Black 1.0 - 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P55-CD53 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Black Edition 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital VelociRaptor RFHWD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN-B Fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Included are a couple of 120mm fans(3 to be exact), a read only dvd drive, a 19"LCD, keyboard and mouse.


One person offered me a MSI x370 laptop + $100, and I'm thinking if it is a good deal for both parties... FYI we both have original boxes and manuals.


So, what do my fellow tech brethren think?

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2012 8:02:44 AM

Generally the best way to work out a price is to add up all the individual component costs at their current prices and then knock off a % of your choice in order to make the deal appealing to the buyer.

I'd personally say knock off something like 10-20% of the current component price.

So for example: If all parts of your build add up to about $800, take off some where between $80-$160 and sell within that bracket ($640-$720).

EDIT: Selling individual components can also be a good option.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2012 10:37:43 AM

I would say it would be worth less, remember this:
1. This build doesn't have a warranty
2. This build is already used
3. This build has the first gen intel i5 CPU
I would say you could sell this for around $500 if lucky
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2012 5:33:05 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
I would say it would be worth less, remember this:
1. This build doesn't have a warranty
2. This build is already used
3. This build has the first gen intel i5 CPU
I would say you could sell this for around $500 if lucky


It's not totally worthless because you could reuse the parts and turn it into something else. I did that with my HTPC and used an old Core 2 Duo board that I don't have much use for anymore and for the most part it works great.
January 23, 2012 5:43:06 PM

It's all last generation technology mate, I'd say you'll do well to get $200, $300 at the absolute most.

Providing you actually would use the fairly mediocre MSI x370 laptop then that plus a $100 is a fair deal for both parties. Maybe push to $150 if you're feeling treacherous.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2012 5:47:42 PM

g-unit1111 said:
It's not totally worthless because you could reuse the parts and turn it into something else. I did that with my HTPC and used an old Core 2 Duo board that I don't have much use for anymore and for the most part it works great.

I believe there is a difference between worthless and worth less, I meant worth less, where it would not worth as much as
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I'd personally say knock off something like 10-20% of the current component price.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2012 6:04:01 PM

I have to agree with drag0n, I don't see you getting more that five hundred for that build.
January 23, 2012 6:04:25 PM

Well the thing is, neither of us are experts, and I doubt we are going to be using the computers to edit videos or play the latest games. Since I payed around 900-950 total for this between 2010-2011, I would say both parties would get a good deal, since I need portability these days and he needs a fast computer for... well, whatever he is going to do with it.

So everybody thinks its worth the trade?
(BTW I did not expect so many comments the next day! Thanks for the quick replies :)  )
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