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August 24, 2012 1:17:45 AM

I have a 1 month old computer that i am reformatting and installing windows 7 on, and selling it. How much should i sell it for?

Specs:
CPU/Processor: Amd Athlon II X3 445 Triple-core 3.1Ghz
Upgraded CPU cooler
Graphics Card: Hd Radeon 6570 1Gb Video memory. DirectX 11 support (HDMI, DVI, and VGA Ports)
Memory: 2 x 4GB, DDR3 1866, PC3-14900,Dual Channel
Power supply: Ocz Modexstream 750W power supply
Operating system: Includes and fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate installed
Hard drive: 500Gb SATA Hard drive 7200RPM
Dvd drives: LG DVD+/-RW 24x (includes LightScribe feature)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H AMD 880G

Hoping for more than 400$ :)  :D  :p 

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August 24, 2012 1:24:30 AM

That copy of Win7 is probably worth more than the rest of the parts assuming it's legit ;) 
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August 24, 2012 1:25:14 AM

$300, although I'd never buy used. Not worth $1 more.
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August 24, 2012 1:25:31 AM

One month old or not, they are still used and old parts. (the parts themselves came out year+ ago.) I do figure around $400 for the parts. CPU+board+cooler should be around $125, $50 for the ram, $40 for the GPU, $75 for the PSU, and another $50 for the hdd. This is $330 and assuming it comes with a case you can figure around $350 total.

You can safely add in a couple hundred more dollars for the ultimate edition of windows. Assuming of course its legit. I'm assuming that its a crack copy due to this being another thread of something with old/low end parts but running MS's most advanced version of windows. If I had a penny for every time I saw this...
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August 24, 2012 1:26:43 AM

Go to Ebay and find the average price for everything and add it up.

http://www.ebay.com/

Personally, I wouldn't spend more than 300 on that, I can get a lot better for 400 on Craigslist from people.

I'd say 300, if it the copy of Windows 7 is legit add 50 more.
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a c 82 B Homebuilt system
August 24, 2012 1:30:05 AM

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Hoping for more than 400$


Don't hope too hard. $70 processor and a $70 GPU on a $70 motherboard. Add $40 for RAM and $50 for a HDD and you have built that new for $400 when you add in the other parts. I would think more like $250-$300 if you are very lucky. That computer could well be several years old with those parts and still be a lower end build. The most expensive part you have is your copy of Windows. I would say it would sell fast at $200. Might sell higher but might take weeks to months to find someone to sell it to at a higher price as well.

Good luck.

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 24, 2012 1:47:48 AM

I'll give you 50$ for it. Lol.to be honest you might make more money by selling each part individually
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August 24, 2012 2:23:03 AM

Rockdpm said:
I'll give you 50$ for it. Lol.to be honest you might make more money by selling each part individually



That may be true too, but with ebay fvf and paypals cut, expect around a 10% loss.
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August 24, 2012 2:34:07 AM

Guys, its a legit copy of windows ultimate :)  but i bought it cheap from my friends dad who works at tiger direct :)  . and all the parts are brand new bought from the store. It also comes with all the original packing for all the parts and the manual and CD for the motherboard. Hope that bumps up the price a bit
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August 24, 2012 3:03:53 AM

2rock7 said:
Guys, its a legit copy of windows ultimate :)  but i bought it cheap from my friends dad who works at tiger direct :)  . and all the parts are brand new bought from the store. It also comes with all the original packing for all the parts and the manual and CD for the motherboard. Hope that bumps up the price a bit

Bro' I'm sorry but to build a system and sell it for more that the retail total price of all parts and try to make a positive angle profit off of it, just doesn't happen. So you got to the copy of windows ultimate' does that increase the value of the computer? Yes but not full retail
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 24, 2012 2:34:59 PM

Sorry. But parts are still years old. I know you just got them, but they are old.

That copy of windows is worth nearly all of those parts.
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August 24, 2012 3:44:53 PM

thanks guys. so $300-350?
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August 24, 2012 3:52:46 PM

Start off at 350, if you have no luck go down to 300. If you want to go for 400 you can try that, but highly unlikely to get that much. Good Luck!
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August 24, 2012 4:00:13 PM

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August 24, 2012 4:00:22 PM

Thanks! :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 24, 2012 7:18:32 PM

Sorry we couldn't be of much help for you. I hope you get what you wanted for it
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August 24, 2012 9:00:47 PM

Rockdpm said:
Sorry we couldn't be of much help for you. I hope you get what you wanted for it


haha! my dad told me to try it for 450 and i sold it in 3 hours :)  the guy who bought said it was very cheap. Lol kinda nooby. and Rockdpm thats okay u guys were right :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 24, 2012 9:29:53 PM

2rock7 said:
haha! my dad told me to try it for 450 and i sold it in 3 hours :)  the guy who bought said it was very cheap. Lol kinda nooby. and Rockdpm thats okay u guys were right :) 

Man, I am proud to hear that you were able to do it. Congrats!. If you ever need help with anything, I'll be in my office :D 
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August 24, 2012 9:38:39 PM

haha definetly!
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August 24, 2012 10:09:59 PM

2rock7 said:
haha! my dad told me to try it for 450 and i sold it in 3 hours :)  the guy who bought said it was very cheap. Lol kinda nooby. and Rockdpm thats okay u guys were right :) 



Nice Job, I'm honestly surprised!

Reminds me of when I sold a Logitech Z5500 speaker system a couple months ago. I got like 300 dollars for that thing, it was like 8 years old and I originally bought it for 250! That speaker system was terrible too.

You going to build a new computer now?
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August 24, 2012 10:19:52 PM

yea! searching the internet for the best parts. this is what im thinking of:
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AMD 9 Series
Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3-1600MHz
OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 700-Watt 80Plus
AMD FX-4100 Processor - Quad Core 3.60GHz (3.80GHz Max Turbo)
MSI R6850 Cyclone PE/OC Radeon HD 6850 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5

Im deciding on the case and dvd writer later. so what do u think? comes to around 550. (under a budget)
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 24, 2012 10:45:40 PM

2rock7 said:
yea! searching the internet for the best parts. this is what im thinking of:
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AMD 9 Series
Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3-1600MHz
OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 700-Watt 80Plus
AMD FX-4100 Processor - Quad Core 3.60GHz (3.80GHz Max Turbo)
MSI R6850 Cyclone PE/OC Radeon HD 6850 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5

Im deciding on the case and dvd writer later. so what do u think? comes to around 550. (under a budget)

You gonna be gaming? if yes then if you want AMD, get this Processor instead of the FX 6100:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you don't need to max out all the games then this is what i'd get:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and i noticed the memory your getting ins't available on the egg
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August 24, 2012 11:08:41 PM

2rock7 said:
yea! searching the internet for the best parts. this is what im thinking of:
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AMD 9 Series
Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3-1600MHz
OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 700-Watt 80Plus
AMD FX-4100 Processor - Quad Core 3.60GHz (3.80GHz Max Turbo)
MSI R6850 Cyclone PE/OC Radeon HD 6850 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5

Im deciding on the case and dvd writer later. so what do u think? comes to around 550. (under a budget)



Spend some more on the GPU and get an ASUS 560ti, great card; you can go up more if you want to a 660ti, but I think a 560ti will be good for now.

http://www.amazon.com/ENGTX560-DCII-TOP-2DI-1GD5/dp/B00...


I don't use AMD processors so I won't give any advice for that.


This is a good set of memory, and has good timings:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is a good PSU too, you shouldn't need 750-watts unless your doing multiple GPUs, just go with the 650-watt, its only a couple more dollars than the 550-watt:

http://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Enthusiast-BRONZE-Certifi...
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August 24, 2012 11:14:59 PM

Rockdpm said:
You gonna be gaming? if yes then if you want AMD, get this Processor instead of the FX 6100:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you don't need to max out all the games then this is what i'd get:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and i noticed the memory your getting ins't available on the egg


yea ill probably get that amd processor since its faster :)  and probably able to overclock it.
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August 24, 2012 11:17:18 PM

edogawa said:
Spend some more on the GPU and get an ASUS 560ti, great card; you can go up more if you want to a 660ti, but I think a 560ti will be good for now.

http://www.amazon.com/ENGTX560-DCII-TOP-2DI-1GD5/dp/B00...


I don't use AMD processors so I won't give any advice for that.


This is a good set of memory, and has good timings:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is a good PSU too, you shouldn't need 750-watts unless your doing multiple GPUs, just go with the 650-watt, its only a couple more dollars than the 550-watt:

http://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Enthusiast-BRONZE-Certifi...


ill get the memory but for the psu im gonna try finding an antec 600W
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August 24, 2012 11:30:05 PM

thanks for the reply! ill look into it :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 24, 2012 11:51:35 PM

What case are you gonna use?
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August 24, 2012 11:52:54 PM

560 is pointless and obsolete. Don't bother with the 5xx series anymore. I'd get a 7850.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 24, 2012 11:57:10 PM

Smeg45 said:
560 is pointless and obsolete. Don't bother with the 5xx series anymore. I'd get a 7850.

Considering he's on a tight budget... i don't a 7850 is in the budget
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August 25, 2012 12:41:23 AM

Smeg45 said:
560 is pointless and obsolete. Don't bother with the 5xx series anymore. I'd get a 7850.

I would have taken that if i wasnt in a budget
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August 25, 2012 12:45:37 AM

Rockdpm said:
What case are you gonna use?

not so sure but going for something under 50$
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August 25, 2012 1:06:09 AM

2rock7 said:
I would have taken that if i wasnt in a budget


You'll need to upgrade the 560 sooner than the 7850 so a budget decision now makes little sense for the future.
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August 25, 2012 1:29:29 AM

Smeg45 said:
You'll need to upgrade the 560 sooner than the 7850 so a budget decision now makes little sense for the future.



Not really, I had an OC GTX 260 run most games on med-high with 2x AA at 30-60fps which I don't consider to bad for how outdated the card is; a GTX 560ti OC will handle most games really well for another year and half.


This is what he can expect from the 560ti:


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547
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August 25, 2012 3:08:37 AM

edogawa said:
Not really, I had an OC GTX 260 run most games on med-high with 2x AA at 30-60fps which I don't consider to bad for how outdated the card is; a GTX 560ti OC will handle most games really well for another year and half.


This is what he can expect from the 560ti:


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547


I think the OP wants to play at a PC level not console level. The 7850 will last longer @ 1080p.
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August 25, 2012 3:31:05 AM

Smeg45 said:
I think the OP wants to play at a PC level not console level. The 7850 will last longer @ 1080p.



LOL, console level?

Are you saying that the 560ti means he will be playing at console level, what on gods green earth are you smoking? :heink: 

This guy is on a tight budget, if he can spend 20-40 dollars more for the 7850, sure why not, but as I said he's on a budget and the 560ti is a very good card that will handle most games at a slight performance loss compared to the 7850. He can use the 560ti for a year then sell it on eBay for Craigslist for probably 125-150$ and buy something a lot better that will come out next year.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 25, 2012 3:32:07 AM

Smeg45 said:
I think the OP wants to play at a PC level not console level. The 7850 will last longer @ 1080p.

See this is what is not getting to your head... THE GUY IS ONE A BUDGET
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