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September 6, 2012 10:29:12 PM

I want/need to sell my rig so i can have the money for a newer one(alienware most likely)

specs:

XFX i780 775 socket mobo
BFG gtx 260 maxcore 55 ed
q6600 @ 2.4 Ghz cpu
zalman copper cpu heatsink
8 gigs of ddr2 @ 800Mhz
550w antec sli PSU
400 gig sata seagate HD
and a antewc p180 case with a sony DVD-RM


works well but just need more power(and money)

and i need a recommanded price to sell it at

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September 7, 2012 12:41:04 AM

I'm not sure as to what you could charge for that (as I really only know about more modern hardware), but let me tell you right now, do NOT buy an alienware.

You spend $2000 on an alienware, I'll spend $1000 and beat it. Trust me, build your own rig, alienware is just a brand name that charges super high for unnecessary (they try to market 16GB RAM and an i7 to you for GAMING?? wtf...) or overpriced stuff. Build your own.
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September 7, 2012 12:47:31 AM

I agree that alienware is not the way to go but I'd say a new computer with better specs from dell is $700 (a better processor and similar gpu). SO I dont see you getting more then 5 and I would guess 4ish tops.
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September 7, 2012 1:06:31 AM

As someone who also has an LGA 775 gaming rig (E8400 @4.4GHz, Zalman 9700LED, GTX 285, 4GB memory, Seasonic 620W, Antec 900), I'd say you could ask $400 (US dollars, not sure where you are) and be lucky to get $375 for it in haggle. The only reason I haven't sold mine is because it's worth more to me than the realistic $375-$400 I could get for it. And like others have said here, don't waste your money on Alienware. If you don't want to build your own, there are a host of other custom built PCs from smaller companies that build better rigs for less.
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September 7, 2012 1:19:21 AM

Yeah man, I use a i5 3570k and 16 GB of RAM. Total cost, with nice ASUS mobo, was about 400. I can run literally every single program on my computer at one time, even games, and I only use about 35% of physical memory. Absolutely unnecessary for gaming. Don't go alienware. Give me a grand and you'll have a KILLER gaming PC.

P.S.I don't really sell my services.
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September 7, 2012 1:37:31 AM

$400 is kind. More like $275-300. Its like 4 years old? Maybe 5?
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September 7, 2012 5:43:59 AM

You'd be suprised at what you can get. If you are posting on craigslist and selling to someone for a childs pc you could get 5ish but 3-4 is a fair price. The only people who would buy the pc though is a friend who needs one or someone who doesn't know a whole lot. Also I am assuming the computer will work and has windows.
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September 7, 2012 6:22:10 AM

Alienware is the the "Mac" version of PCs. Expensive "brand" PC that performs less..
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September 7, 2012 6:28:42 AM

Yea just to further emphasis what people have said about alienware. I own a m15x. Loved it at first. Intill i started learning more about computers and realized that i got ripped off. Im trying to sell one so i can build a desktop. Deffaintly dont buy alienware as you can build your own for alot cheaper thatll perform better. Its not terribly hard and there is plenty of support to teach you how.
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September 7, 2012 6:58:06 AM

You can sell the PC for around 250-300$ depending on how old it is.
As for the Alianware if you're buying a 2K PC then youre paying 800$ for the hardware and 1200 for the brand.
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September 7, 2012 9:15:32 AM

If you really want a desktop from dell go down the XPS route that department in dell is much better than alienware.
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September 7, 2012 1:57:57 PM

najirion said:
Alienware is the the "Mac" version of PCs. Expensive "brand" PC that performs less..



No that's falcon NW. Alienware is a fine company they are a little expensive and if all you want is the gtx660 the new pc is kinda reasonable. If you dont want to build your own pc and still want to customize I would compare alienware with other companies like Digitalstorm, originpc, or if you dont mind poor build quality CyberPower.
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September 7, 2012 8:28:13 PM

thanks for your replys so i might not sell the psu(i have a usless 450w)
and get a new mobo/cpu and ram with the money i might get from it and it don't have windows installed and runs well not the best since only a 32 bit os :( 
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September 7, 2012 8:29:29 PM

and now i need suggetaions for a mobo cpu and recommanded brand for ram
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