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Planning on Selling my Gaming Rig...Need Est.

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May 11, 2008 6:07:06 AM

Hello, during the summer I plan to sell my Computer. I upgrade and built it up overtime for a year now.
I plan to sell it for a friend. I need an estimate on how much its value. Any guess guys?
Its an Alienware computer I bought for 1.6g and I upgrade almost everything.


Case: Alienware Icecool v2
CPU: E6850 @3ghz
Mobo: XFX 680i
OS: Vista 32bit
RAM: 4gb 800mhz 4-4-4-12 Crucial BalisstiX
HDD1: 300gb (2x raptor raid 0)
HDD2: 150gb Raptor
HDD3: 150gb Raptor
GPU:756mb XFX 8800 Ultra Extreme Edition
Fan: Cosair Memory Fan
CPU Cooler: Alienware Liquid Cool
PSU: 1000 watt
Sound: X-fi Fatality w/64mb ram

Condition: PERFECT, no dust. No issue. Can run Crysis at 30fps on high @ 1920x1200, 60-80fps on COD4.
GPU: 40-60c, CPU: 20-35c

Software: Office 2007 & Webroot Spysweeper and the rest will be wipe out.

Since school will be starting over again and I plan to focous on my studies. I will use the money to buy a laptop.

Is $1,500 seem fair to this computer??? Or too expensive?
May 11, 2008 2:41:15 PM

Too expensive. I can build that with brand new parts (not the exact same parts) for around $1100, but with one difference. My build will also include a monitor.

The prices of a lot of your components have dropped drastically since you built this. For example, the E6850, the ram, and the video card have all dropped quite a bit. Also, a lot of the newer upgrades are even cheaper, like the E8400 for example.

The thing that sucks about computers is that you never get your money out of them. They become obsolete so fast its crazy. A computer I built about 6 months ago for $1400 is worth less than $1000 today. The market turns, and the prices drop that quickly!
May 11, 2008 6:03:35 PM

Oh, jeez ok. The only reason I pick $1,500 is I went to some PC building website and did about the same configuration but alot cheaper. Coming up to over $2,500.

But let see, I went to newegg, tigerdirect, and amazon. and I rounded some down as well. The ultra was a good buy as the value is sticking pretty high. I sold my 2nd to sweden @ ebay for 500$.

cpu- 160$
mobo - 200$
ram - 50$ x 2 = 100
Os: 60$
HDD: 150$ x 4 = 600
GPU: $400
PSU: $250
sound: 120$

This comes up to about $1,900
Excluding a few item.

Maybe I'll push it down to $1,200



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May 11, 2008 8:26:57 PM

also your items have been used..you cannot put brand new price on them. just a thought to throw in there
May 11, 2008 9:26:11 PM

Sell it for a friend or to a friend? If you need a buyer I might be interested, let me know.
May 11, 2008 10:52:17 PM

matrad said:
also your items have been used..you cannot put brand new price on them. just a thought to throw in there


I've already consider that. Please add up the $ you'll see I dim it down...a little math doesn't hurt.
My most concern is people throwing comment.

Please link toward the parts you'll use if say your going to built a pc with my spec.
My computer is mint condition. No overclocking so it has much much lifespan. Still has till December for warranty if anything breaks.

DrawnbyChrist I've send you a pm. But it will be a while before I sell this rig.

May 11, 2008 11:16:49 PM

You should keep it and run it yourself then......
May 12, 2008 12:44:50 AM

You could ebay it, but be careful. Maybe set a reserve price, so some bozo doesn't get it for $400-$500. I put on ebay a nice AMD Athlon XP 2600 system with 1 gig RAM, 100 gig HD, Nvidia 6200, DVD-burner, all in a nice case with a fully legit Windows XP OS CD and key. It went for $70. $70! I would have kept it for a folding@home box if I would have known the gavel would drop at $70. Windows XP alone is worth $50-$60.
May 12, 2008 4:22:23 AM

Just relax, I didn't burn down your price without giving you a very good reason. It has been mentioned before, but when you sell "used" stuff, you can't expect to get anywhere near what it sells for new. Toning the price down a tad doesn't cut it, you have to take off at least 25% and then some.

When you buy "used" stuff, you never know how hard it was ridden, and you also do not get a new warranty. I always ask myself....Am I giving enough of a discount here to entice someone to forgo all the benefits of buying it new?

I doubt you'll appreciate this, but I still hope you understand.
May 13, 2008 11:44:20 PM

If you are going to use ebay or craiglist you might get $1500.

Anytime I sell stuff on toms I go 50% of current retail price.
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