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August 29, 2012 9:26:20 PM

I built it last month for gaming and heavy multimedia editting/ software design:

cpu: qx9770 at a stable 4.0ghz 1600mhz 12mb L2 cache
ram: 16gb cl 5-5-5-15 1066mhz ocd to 1200mhz
board: dfi lanparty dk x48
cooler: h80
video: hd5830
psu: 950w
5 green led fans on a cooler master elite 430 case
2 dual layer bluray drives
2x 300gb velociraptors in raid
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August 29, 2012 9:37:53 PM

check ebay for what those parts are selling for

your PC is worth more in peaces then it is as a whole
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August 29, 2012 9:38:39 PM

ct1615 said:
your PC is worth more in peaces then it is as a whole


Definitely. The CPU alone is probably worth as much as the system is as a whole.
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August 30, 2012 1:05:18 AM

I would ebay the components seperately. Like DJDeCiBeL says, the QX9770 is a sought after CPU for some folks.
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August 30, 2012 1:17:04 AM

Hi :) 

General rule for selling second hand computers....if you are LUCKY you will get around 50% of what you paid...

All the best Brett :) 
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August 30, 2012 1:31:58 AM

Don't know why the CPU would be desired. Fastest S775, but still slow by todays standards. The Q6600 on used forums has hit $80, I'm guessing $125 or so for that CPU. (That's where the i5 750 also is, and the 750 is a faster CPU.)

Going to assume you have 4GB sticks. 4GB DDR2 sticks are pretty rare. Maybe around $80/8GB? $160 or so for all? Board is a good one, loved my x38 back in the day. Another $100? 5830 is crap now. $80 or $90. Not a lot of info the other stuff. $125 + 160 + 100 + 80 + $60 (PSU) + 50 (cooler) and +50 for case. Somewhere around $600 if you can sell all the parts.

My question is why did you pick parts so old. S775 is now 3 generations old. I would bet my i5 750 and GTX460 (with cuda) will be faster then what you have.
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August 30, 2012 1:34:37 AM

4745454b said:
Don't know why the CPU would be desired. Fastest S775, but still slow by todays standards. The Q6600 on used forums has hit $80, I'm guessing $125 or so for that CPU. (That's where the i5 750 also is, and the 750 is a faster CPU.)


I did a quick search when I saw this thread and saw some QX9770's selling for $499.99.
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August 30, 2012 1:49:37 AM

Which as I said is dumb. It might be the fastest of the S775 CPUs, but its not worth that much. For $500 I can buy a 2500k and board and 16GBs of DDR3 ram. Be way faster then that CPU.
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August 30, 2012 1:50:29 AM

4745454b said:
Don't know why the CPU would be desired. Fastest S775, but still slow by todays standards. The Q6600 on used forums has hit $80, I'm guessing $125 or so for that CPU. (That's where the i5 750 also is, and the 750 is a faster CPU.)


I'm not sure why they are so in demand, either. But they are. I sold my used Q9550 for $217.50 last April after quite a bidding war. And the QX 9770 is quite a bit faster than mine was.
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Here's a guy that's going to get $350 at least for his when it sells: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Extreme-Processor-...
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August 30, 2012 3:47:16 AM

I think so people either refuse to upgrade the system so they overpay on the "fast" CPU. Or they see the spec and think its faster then it really is. (OMG! unlocked multiplier and look at all that L2 cache!) Think of the CPUs of old however. Just because you paid $500 for that Pentium 1 133MHz CPU doesn't mean its still worth that today. Same reason why in this case.

Edit: If I was the OP and they are going for that much money, I would sell it now along with the ram and board. Get the money now while you can before they become worthless. Get a more modern CPU that will be faster and pocket the difference. No way that CPU is as fast as a current $300 CPU.
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August 30, 2012 11:16:29 AM

to be honest i was pretty much building it just to knock my friends i5 system off its pedistol where he thought it was the greatest thing to ever exist, and the ram in my system was the most expensive component cuz 1066mhz is hard to find on ddr2 in a 4gb stick the processor i was able to get for a good price and with the fsb of 1600 and a clock speed of 4.0 its fast enough that maybe a video card would be the only necessary change. nothing really requires all the power of something like a i7-990x its pretty useless unless your trying to do some very high load things which games really arent
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August 30, 2012 11:49:47 AM

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pretty much building it just to knock my friends i5 system off its pedistol


That's just it. I'm not sure you succeeded. You might have depending on the i5. Stock 650, yes. OC'd 750 or 2500k, probably not.
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August 30, 2012 12:08:47 PM

750 and in most games he plays everything was about an unoticeable difference between the two systems it didnt get that far ahead when we hit things like skyrim and crysis either. it really isnt that far gone as far as power i think a lot of people underestimate this cpu or maybe its just the price tag and the whole system cost me 800 vs his 1200 and mine has 16gb ddr2 which as i stated was like a third of the whole system cost. so for a 400 dollar savings it does pretty good seeings how the h80 and 2 blueray drives were an unnecessary $250
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August 30, 2012 5:37:47 PM

You can always go for a fast graphics card now and see how much it improves the system. It won't be any wasted money, because you can move it to a new system when you build. That 'old' QX9770 can keep up with most of the cards available today when it comes to gaming.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

But you'll get top dollar for the processor and the hard-to-find DDR2 memory sticks if you want to consider selling. At least as long as there are still folks out there with LG775/DDR2 boards.
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August 30, 2012 5:47:21 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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