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January 8, 2013 5:35:13 PM

Hey guys, tomorrow i should be recieving my last parts for my high end intel pc build. I have high quality parts such as intel i5 3570 k asrock b75 pro 3 motherboard, 8gb of Ram. How ever my initial idea was to use my old Graphics card which is amd radeon 6670 2gb ddr3. i know realise how much of a stupid idea this was. i was thinking of buying the amd 7850, with this card i will be able to max out games no problem.so i was thinking of selling my current pc on ebay but i dont know if it is worth it.

My specs

Intel pentium Dual core E2180 clocked at 2.00 Ghz

6Gb of ddr2 Ram

Foxconn motherboard 945 7md

basic dvd drive

Amd radeon 6670 (it's a bit of a bottleneck compared to the rest of the system i kno"w)

Xblade case picture here --> http://beatme101.com/images/xblade.jpg

ezcool 500 w power supply

no hdd included (security reasons)

So guys how much do you think it is going to be worht? should i just sell it seperatly ? should i have the amd 6670 for a while untill i can get the 7850. Thanks for all your help guys :)  :bounce: 

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January 8, 2013 5:39:15 PM

If the system is not functional (no hard drive), then it would probably be best to part out the system and sell it that way.

-Wolf sends
January 8, 2013 5:39:57 PM

What about getting a cheap hard drive, would that be practical or just lose me money ?
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January 8, 2013 6:06:02 PM

i wouldn't pay more than $350 for that
January 8, 2013 6:09:28 PM

ittimjones said:
i wouldn't pay more than $350 for that


$350?? wayyyy to much, more like sub $200 range
January 8, 2013 6:12:39 PM

ittimjones said:
i wouldn't pay more than $350 for that

If I had that system I'd sell it to you :lol:  No but seriously, no way that's worth more than $200.
January 8, 2013 6:19:20 PM

Id say in the $100-$150 range... $200 if you are lucky.
January 8, 2013 6:20:17 PM

I wasnt expecting anything near 350 $
i am happy with the 200$ price.
January 8, 2013 6:47:32 PM

erykkrol said:
What about getting a cheap hard drive, would that be practical or just lose me money ?


Adding a cheap hard drive isn't enough. You also need to add an operating system to make it functional. Sure, you can add a free OS like Linux, but that cuts down on the number of possible buyers. I still say just part it out and get what you can out of it.

-Wolf sends
January 8, 2013 6:48:24 PM

erykkrol said:
Hey guys, tomorrow i should be recieving my last parts for my high end intel pc build. I have high quality parts such as intel i5 3570 k asrock b75 pro 3 motherboard, 8gb of Ram. How ever my initial idea was to use my old Graphics card which is amd radeon 6670 2gb ddr3. i know realise how much of a stupid idea this was. i was thinking of buying the amd 7850, with this card i will be able to max out games no problem.so i was thinking of selling my current pc on ebay but i dont know if it is worth it.

My specs

Intel pentium Dual core E2180 clocked at 2.00 Ghz

6Gb of ddr2 Ram

Foxconn motherboard 945 7md

basic dvd drive

Amd radeon 6670 (it's a bit of a bottleneck compared to the rest of the system i kno"w)

Xblade case picture here --> http://beatme101.com/images/xblade.jpg

ezcool 500 w power supply

no hdd included (security reasons)

So guys how much do you think it is going to be worht? should i just sell it seperatly ? should i have the amd 6670 for a while untill i can get the 7850. Thanks for all your help guys :)  :bounce: 


Why the hell are people getting B75 chipset boards with a 3570K??? I realize there are nice bundles available but *** you can't really OC on B75.
January 8, 2013 6:57:32 PM

I was wondering the same thing myself; the B75 was designed for the business oriented PC, not a gamer build. To save money you could go to a H77, but most gamers and enthusiast buy a Z77 model. If your getting the B75 just get a i5-3550 and save the money.
January 8, 2013 7:00:27 PM

I agree with others 200$ would be the maximum I'd give for that system.
January 8, 2013 7:11:15 PM

That's a $150 system. Tops.
January 8, 2013 7:14:20 PM

The RAM alone is probably worth half the system lol, damn DDR2.
January 8, 2013 7:17:49 PM

chugot9218 said:
The RAM alone is probably worth half the system lol, damn DDR2.


LOL over here in SOuth africa some people still look for DDR... Now THAT's expensive. Like 25 $ for 512MB
January 8, 2013 7:27:06 PM

Novuake said:
LOL over here in SOuth africa some people still look for DDR... Now THAT's expensive. Like 25 $ for 512MB




Yeah, big sticks of DDR still bring money. Especially 1GB PC3200 sticks.
January 8, 2013 7:31:40 PM

chugot9218 said:
The RAM alone is probably worth half the system lol, damn DDR2.


LMBO! I just pulled about 40 GB of ddr2 out of recycled machines just because of that. Ebay very soon :D .
January 8, 2013 7:41:12 PM

unoriginal1 said:
LMBO! I just pulled about 40 GB of ddr2 out of recycled machines just because of that. Ebay very soon :D .


Haha some quick profit...
January 8, 2013 7:45:46 PM

$50 for a -working- machine and that's just because the case "looks" nice. give it to somebodies kid.
January 8, 2013 7:52:26 PM

50 $ parts alone are worth more than that.
January 8, 2013 8:31:57 PM

give it away. the few bucks you might get for it is worth much less than giving it to the one happy sole that could benefit from it.
January 8, 2013 8:57:22 PM

My dad paid around 500£ for that pc when i got it. He wouldnt be too happy if i just gave it away. i wish i could Make people happy by giving stuff like that away but i could do with extra money.
January 8, 2013 9:11:36 PM

that was then, this is now............ whatever.
January 8, 2013 9:12:01 PM

What he paid for it way back when is gone and irrelevant, though.
January 8, 2013 9:35:22 PM

I would just DBAN the hdd so you can include the hard drive since you are worried about someone recovering your data and as another poster mentioned at least put a fresh copy of XP on it so you can sell it as a functional and running unit.
January 9, 2013 3:52:00 PM

This system runs windows 7 really well,however i use a pirate copy of windows (arrr) and im not willing to sell one with a pirate copy on it.
January 9, 2013 4:38:09 PM

Yeah... you may want to redact that last post and re-read the Tom's Hardware Terms of use Agreement; in particular the part about NOT discussing piracy and/or illegal activities.

-Wolf sends
January 9, 2013 6:21:15 PM

oops. Maybe i should of said something like "i dont have a copy of windows avalible"
January 9, 2013 7:37:52 PM

Heh... Maybe you should actually purchase a legitimate copy (or two) of Windows?

-Wolf sends
January 9, 2013 8:25:50 PM

Point is part the system :lol: 
January 9, 2013 8:43:40 PM

You mean sell every thing seperatley ? i was thinking about that.
January 10, 2013 12:18:31 AM

The 6 gigs of ddr2 are worth something...
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