How much is this PC worth?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by QuantumBug, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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  2. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Hey sometimes negativity is best. Well in all honesty the PC sits and collects dust, I've turned it on twice on a month and that was only to watch a film.

    But you're right I may hold onto it, but keep it on some kind of local seller website. Thanks!
     
  3. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    The individual parts should be able to be sold with the sum of what you get for them greater than if you sold the computer as a whole.

    You could maybe keep the case? (maybe with a fan on that bottom fan spot, filtered), the power supply, the blu-ray rom, whichever of the DVDRW's is the better one. If you aren't going to heavy overclock, even keep the Corsair H60. The rest could be sold. Look at it this way, you save say, $140 on a new case, $140 on a new power supply, $90 on the optical drives... I guess potentially $400 saved. You may get over $200 (or even more) for the GPU, motherboard, CPU, and RAM, so you effectively 'sell it for $600'.

    Just to note though never, EVER write Intel Core2Duo E8400 @ 3GHz x 2 when explaining a dual core, or use x4 etc for any description of a multi-core system If you must explain its dual core, write dual core. You have only one E8400, not two of them! For the AMD chips, its different because the X4, X6 etc is a model designation, and its also a capital X.
     
  4. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Actually I never looked at it that way, it does in fact make it look like you're selling two processors. Well you learn something new every day!

    And thanks for your input!
     
  5. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    Dave what are your future computing goals? It seems you show an interest in writing software so a test machine running VM's might be a way to use it now. How much memory will it run? and is the board quad capable?
     
  6. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    I already run a mini business fixing Tech etc., also run a little development team as we're working on something big and upcoming in the near future and right now we're getting together often and brushing up in development skills, learning together and we each talk/learn about each other’s integrated developer environments.

    I must admit I have great skill when it comes to running things, but I'm going back into education soon learning electronics and computing science to add towards my future goal of running a business with my friend and competing in the ever growing world of IT.

    To be honest together we all have enough machines to test/run software and that's why I've abandoned the computer, and yes the board in the computer is Core2Duo and Core2Quad compatible.
     
  7. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    The only things worth any decent cash on that build are:
    1) Video Card, mid range to performance and they are relatively cheap now so used won't be worth that much.
    2) The Hard Drive, the price is still a bit high on those
    3) The Corsair Hydro H60, great cooler.
    The rest of stuff won't get you much $ it's outdated.
     
  8. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Hmm, yes I have looked into this. It's wierd though because this computer kicks some serious power even though the Motherboard, CPU and RAM are outdated/old hardware.

    But to be honest I think I will keep it for now, I'm going to buy all my new parts soon anyway regardless of selling this computer or not and I could keep this one in the workshop.

    And yes R29K I love the little Hydro H60 cooler, I've seen a lot of bad reviews on this type of product saying 'they're worthless', 'you may as well buy a full kit' but I've always had my E8400 idle around 20-25c and the hottest I saw it under stress was 50c, now with that I can't complain.

    Had some great input in here, thanks to everyone.