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How much could I sell my PC for? (i5-750, 8 GB RAM, GeForce 560 etc.)

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August 14, 2012 3:49:18 PM

I'm tempted to sell my PC and get a laptop.

My PC consists of:

  • Asus P7H55-M SI
  • Intel Core i5-750
  • 8 GB DDR3-1333
  • Gainward NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 (1 GB)
  • Samsung "Pebble" SM2232BW 22" monitor
  • Logitech keyboard and G5 laser gaming mouse
  • 64 GB Kingston SSD
  • 1 TB 7,200 RPM HDD
  • No Windows 7 license (although I can throw in a Vista OEM license if wanted)
    There are some slight issues:
  • The monitor blinks for a minute or two when it's turned on from cold (unfortunately it's a common issue - however it is fixable)
  • The PC case is covered in stickers
    How much do you think I could sell the PC for?
    August 14, 2012 4:01:29 PM

    Why on earth would you trade away something so useful so something so useless? I would say you would be lucky to get 40% of what you spent on it. If you sell the parts individually, you may bet 50-60% if you are really lucky. Your mobo, cpu, ram are not something that people look for in a new computer, at least on these forums. You cannot overclock the cpu at all, and the ram would need to be upgraded. No OS is going to hurt you as well maybe even knocking you below that 40% threshold. You could easily upgrade this system for yourself by buying some new RAM and it will last you another 2-4 years. Spend a little more on a 3570k and Asrock z77 Extreme4 and you will have yourself a competitive gaming machine that you can overclock.
    August 14, 2012 4:08:20 PM

    DarkOutlaw said:
    Why on earth would you trade away something so useful so something so useless? I would say you would be lucky to get 40% of what you spent on it. If you sell the parts individually, you may bet 50-60% if you are really lucky. Your mobo, cpu, ram are not something that people look for in a new computer, at least on these forums. You cannot overclock the cpu at all, and the ram would need to be upgraded. No OS is going to hurt you as well maybe even knocking you below that 40% threshold. You could easily upgrade this system for yourself by buying some new RAM and it will last you another 2-4 years. Spend a little more on a 3570k and Asrock z77 Extreme4 and you will have yourself a competitive gaming machine that you can overclock.

    I want something portable. Simple, really.

    Also, I'm not necessarily looking to sell it on these forums, just looking for sale price opinions.
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    August 14, 2012 4:13:08 PM

    DarkOutlaw said:
    Well like I said 40% would be a good assumption. Really the only 'true' money in the setup is the GTX 560. Everything else is kinda outdated. I would maybe look at selling it cheap to a friend or family member who doesn't do a whole lot, but still does some light gaming.

    "Light gaming"? :|

    It's still a very capable gaming machine!
    August 14, 2012 4:13:39 PM

    Well like I said 40% would be a good assumption. Really the only 'true' money in the setup is the GTX 560. Everything else is kinda outdated. I would maybe look at selling it cheap to a friend or family member who doesn't do a whole lot, but still does some light gaming.
    August 14, 2012 4:34:06 PM

    Correct, it is extremely capable. But any hard core gamer is going to want a 2500k or 3570k. By light gaming I mean games like Diablo/wow/fallout/skyrim. For BF3 and such your probably gonna want to swap out the mobo/cpu/ram which wouldn't make it very cost effective to buy this and upgrade it.
    August 14, 2012 4:35:19 PM

    DarkOutlaw said:
    Correct, it is extremely capable. But any hard core gamer is going to want a 2500k or 3570k. By light gaming I mean games like Diablo/wow/fallout/skyrim. For BF3 and such your probably gonna want to swap out the mobo/cpu/ram which wouldn't make it very cost effective to buy this and upgrade it.

    Who said I only wanted to sell the system to gamers? :p 
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    August 14, 2012 4:48:33 PM

    $400 maybe.
    !