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I'm broke. How much should I sell my first build for ??

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December 17, 2012 6:26:47 PM

I have a saved wishlist from newegg. Havin a hard time making it public, and figuring out how to link it here.



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Windows 7 Ultimate

64 Bit Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3/3.7 GHz, easy overclock to 4.5 GHz, HD 2000, 850 MHz GPU, 32 nm

Z68 Sandy Bridge Motherboard, HDMI, USB 3.0, Crossfire/SLI, LGA 1155

8 GB SDRAM, DDR3 1600

3 TB Hitachi Hard disk drive, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 3.5", 32 MB cache

Crucial 64 GB SSD, SATA III, 2.5"

Lite On 12 X Blu-Ray Drive/ 16 X DVD+R, 8 MB cache

ATX Mid tower Computer Case, Black Steel, 6 internal 3.5" bays, 4 external 5.25" Drive Bays, e-SATA port on top of case

Cooler Master 120 mm CPU cooler, 600 - 2000 RPM, aluminum

Modular ATX 12 V Power Supply, SLI/Crossfire, 115 - 230 V

NO GRAPHICS CARD



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I built this PC during the Summer. I'm in school, so I decided not to put in a Graphics Card.

Gonna try to sell it on Craigslist, here in Lubbock, TX.

$1,000 would be nice.

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2012 6:31:22 PM

You should sell it for however much you can, obviously.

That's not worth $1k though, not even close. I wouldn't give you $500 for it.
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December 17, 2012 6:31:45 PM

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2012 6:43:56 PM

Yes, no overly spendy parts and none that are extremely desirable, and the fact that it is used, no matter how long, instantly removes lots of the value. 500$ would be a pleasant exchange lol.
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December 17, 2012 6:46:06 PM

Dont sell it cuz its not worth to sell...you wont get much since its used...plus no gpu...i would better build one for even less money and all benchmarks would be better...
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December 17, 2012 6:46:33 PM

Considering you could buy all those parts new for $600-$700 I don't see how you could expect to get $1000 for it. As others have said, I would expect you could get somewhere around $400-$500.
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December 17, 2012 6:47:10 PM

Yea..I was thinking $400 - $450 would be lucky.
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December 17, 2012 6:49:08 PM

Dont sell it cuz its not worth to sell...you wont get much since its used...plus no gpu...i would better build one for even less money and all benchmarks would be better...
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2012 6:54:41 PM

it might be easier trying to sell each individual part instead of the whole computer. I sold parts of my old computer pretty fast on ebay. anyways good luck!
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December 17, 2012 6:56:11 PM

I'd have to add some $100 GPU to make it complete?

If I was selling on this site, I could understand these prices. But to people who don't build a PC, I figure someone would be estatic about 4.5GHz.
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December 17, 2012 7:00:00 PM

eyob said:
I'd have to add some $100 GPU to make it complete?

If I was selling on this site, I could understand these prices. But to people who don't build a PC, I figure someone would be estatic about 4.5GHz.


So why are you asking us anything? If your plan is to trick someone into spending way to much for what you have why bother asking us what its worth?
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2012 7:01:12 PM

Except that a user like that will have little to no concept of what that represents anyways... anyone who knew what that number meant is likely to do some research on it.
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December 17, 2012 7:02:43 PM

I'm just surprised at the current speculated worth.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2012 7:05:17 PM

As soon as you open and install a component, you might as well drop about 25% or more of its price. Add in the fact that they are previous generation components and you lose even more value. Unfortunately that is just the way things go, you can try and "scam" some extra cash out of an unsuspecting buyer, but I find that unethical, if you were not so informed you would be quite upset to learn you had been tricked into buying an inferior/overpriced product.

Or imagine someone did the same thing to a family member, especially an older one who is very unlikely to be informed....
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December 17, 2012 7:09:01 PM

Adding a $100 GPU would make it easier for you to trick someone into paying more than its worth, but I would not recommend doing so, or at least I would feel bad about doing it lol.

But that won't guarantee a sell and you could just be putting yourself another $100 in the hole.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2012 7:10:48 PM

Like someone said, I could buy those parts new for $600-ish. Did you really expect people to pay extra for a used system built by Some Guy on the Internet (tm)?
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December 17, 2012 7:12:16 PM

Parts cost $550. I'll start at $600, and hope to get $500 ??
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December 17, 2012 7:13:45 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Like someone said, I could buy those parts new for $600-ish. Did you really expect people to pay extra for a used system built by Some Guy on the Internet (tm)?
Before reading these comments, yes.
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December 17, 2012 7:15:21 PM

I think you would be lucky to get $400-$450... I guess it won't hurt to start with a high asking price other than it won't sell... I still don't see how you are expecting to get all of your money back for used (last gen) electronics...
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December 17, 2012 7:15:25 PM

Aside from the Crucial SSD and lack of PCI 3.0, I honestly don't see these parts as outdated or soon to be outdated.

I've had it for 6 months. I don't see much difference between new and used, since there is no noticeable difference.
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December 17, 2012 7:18:26 PM

Yes but you are asking full price and then some for used parts...
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2012 7:19:09 PM

Sell it at whatever, just giving our opinions, sorry if you do not like them. Your CPU is SB, which is 1 gen back from current, and their sockets will be rendered obsolete with the next gen of CPU. That PSU is absolute junk, I'd be replacing that as soon as I received it. No GPU, small SSD, I do not see much value in this system considering what is now available.

And yes, it is not that they are bad parts, it's that they are used, and your asking price is near what a full system with the same/similar new components would be going for.
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December 17, 2012 7:20:11 PM

I tried merging the SSD as cache with the HDD. But it seems difficult, and fully capable with Ivy Bridge. But I have Sandy Bridge.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2012 7:31:05 PM

eyob said:
Before reading these comments, yes.

Eh, it's not impossible. You just need to find a really stupid buyer :whistle: 
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December 17, 2012 7:57:25 PM

I posted it at $500 and 4.5GHz in the title. Maybe I'll get a quick buy.
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December 17, 2012 7:58:13 PM

eyob said:
I've had it for 6 months. I don't see much difference between new and used, since there is no noticeable difference.


Unfortunately it doesn't work like that for most used items. The largest part of the depreciation occurs during the first months of ownership in almost every scenarios. Just think about a brand new car, even if you had it for only one week and the mileage is still very low if you try to sell it you already lost 30% of the value no matter what you do. For instance, if you try to sell your PC next year, you'd probably get almost the same price as you do today (or maybe loose an additional 50$ or 100$ but the difference wouldn't be that much because it already suffered a great deal of depreciation during the first months). Same thing with a car, there's not much difference in price between a 3-year old or a 4-year old car given the mileage is similar, or maybe a 500$ or 1000$ difference at most. But between a brand new car and a 6-month old car the difference can be 5000$ or even greater depending on the initial value. Anyways, these are just examples but you get the idea. PCs are pretty much the same except everything is evolving faster so does the depreciation.

By the way wanting to sell the PC 1000$ and try to rip someone off isn't really nice. Hope nobody is crazy enough to give you that much. You say 6 months doesn't make much difference but some parts are covered by the warranty for only 1 year and you're already 50% through. And I don't like the idea of something being used by someone else than me before, you never know what they did with the stuff or if they're hiding a defect or misuse. This is why you have to drop the price more aggressively when you want to sell something used. It would make more sense to keep the computer because you're loosing too much, or maybe keep it for 1-year and try to sell it at the same price in 1-year, but if you absolutely need to money now what can you do?
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2012 8:20:10 PM

eyob said:
I posted it at $500 and 4.5GHz in the title. Maybe I'll get a quick buy.


That could be false advertising and get you in trouble later on... unless you said overclockable to 4.5 ghz
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December 17, 2012 10:01:17 PM

Only so much I can fit in the title. I posted the actual specs in the post.
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December 17, 2012 10:13:14 PM

I've never done business on this site. If I were to, after no bids on craigslist. I guess I log in and ask for $400...
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December 17, 2012 10:18:49 PM

Well you might be able to donate it and asking for a $1000 tax deduction, you need to talk to your tax guy. There is no way any one with common sense would pay more then $300 for it. The value on used parts drops very rapidly. The long you have it and use is the less it's worth, and there are companies selling refirb systems very cheap.
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January 1, 2013 10:14:36 PM

I sold it for a check for $400 today. Gonna cash it at the bank tomorrow.
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January 1, 2013 10:17:47 PM

Best answer selected by eyob.
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August 1, 2013 7:54:29 AM

i made a few Bucks Buying Bad PC parts and Building the PC, Then selling for like 30-50 Profit, Not much but just using to educate myself about PC's etc...
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