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    How much is my dell worth?

    Hi.

    just wondering on how much my dell is worth now. paid £800 for it in january 2007.

    E6600 2.4ghz c2d cpu
    2gb ddr2 memory
    2x 160gb sata2 hard disks
    dvd rw
    nvidia 7900gs graphics card.
    crappy mouse, keyboard and speakers that came with it....
    MCE and Vista preinstalled in dual boot.
    until january 2009 home service and parts cover from dell.
    does not include a monitor

    thanks.

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    CPU - £140
    RAM - £80
    HDD - £120
    DVD R/W - £30
    GPU - £100
    Mouse/Keyboard - £20
    OS - £80
    Case - £60
    Warranty - ???

    Total: £630 + warranty + dell's profit

    Please note dell will probably be making this machine for well below £450 due to economies of scale (buying/doing everything in bulk).

    That would be my estimate.

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    You're over pricing those parts..

    CPU is 130/140 ok..

    the ram no doubt is pc4200 or 5300.. £30 at most
    HDD's are worth £30 each if that

    dvd rw is £20 max

    gpu around £90

    the system itself wouldnt be worth much more than £400 to anyone on here. Especially as it can't be overclocked etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    You're over pricing those parts..

    CPU is 130/140 ok..

    the ram no doubt is pc4200 or 5300.. £30 at most
    HDD's are worth £30 each if that

    dvd rw is £20 max

    gpu around £90

    the system itself wouldnt be worth much more than £400 to anyone on here. Especially as it can't be overclocked etc..
    yep, cpu is the only major part. i am sooo glad i didnt buy when i had the chance in january seeing this.
    vista might add some to it i suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    You're over pricing those parts..

    CPU is 130/140 ok..

    the ram no doubt is pc4200 or 5300.. £30 at most
    HDD's are worth £30 each if that

    dvd rw is £20 max

    gpu around £90

    the system itself wouldnt be worth much more than £400 to anyone on here. Especially as it can't be overclocked etc..
    i was expecting them to get fairly decent parts.
    Last edited by Thoku; 25-05-2007 at 02:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoku View Post
    i was expecting them to get decent parts.
    still, with decent parts ram is like £60 for 2gb, even £40 for ones without heatspreaders which i bet dell has put in there.

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    they are scamming people who don't really know what they are buying. People just look for the CPU, GPU, HDD capacity and OS. I can't believe enthusiasts would ever buy their own preassembled PC, from this example you don't get what you pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoku View Post
    they are scamming people who don't really know what they are buying. People just look for the CPU, GPU, HDD capacity and OS. I can't believe enthusiasts would ever buy their own preassembled PC, from this example you don't get what you pay for.
    remember this was in january. i bet he did buy it with the monitor for £800, but the prices are right. actually dell sell pcs with their offers really cheap. cheaper than you can probably make one. but as mike said its mostly made of low qual components that you cant upgrade on later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    remember this was in january. i bet he did buy it with the monitor for £800, but the prices are right. actually dell sell pcs with their offers really cheap. cheaper than you can probably make one. but as mike said its mostly made of low qual components that you cant upgrade on later on.
    so when you say "cheaper than you can probably make it" you mean that it can't be made because the online retailers don't sell parts THAT shoddy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoku View Post
    so when you say "cheaper than you can probably make it" you mean that it can't be made because the online retailers don't sell parts THAT shoddy?
    kind of, you cant buy the exact parts so you gotta substitute. so in a way they are shoddy, but for the avegerage user they are ok. like the other time there was that £329 Core 2 Duo system with a 19" I think, minus the dell support etc. if you make it yourself you'll spend a few pounds more but that doesnt bother pc builders/enthusiasts.

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    we have an expensive hobby so a couple quid either way doesn't matter my system would of cost £3200 from dell if I had ordered it the exact same day as I ordered the part separately so I made a very nice saving on some cash.

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    Without the monitor i'd say around £350-£75 tops.

    All those parts have significantly dropped in price since you bought it fella.
    Sorry.

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    I'd imagine the service would be limited to the original owner too, so when you sell it, I'd bet the warranty will be gone too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    I'd imagine the service would be limited to the original owner too, so when you sell it, I'd bet the warranty will be gone too.
    yep, the warranty is only for you, i read it in the tnc when i was checking a machine long time ago.

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