Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: How much do you reckon my PC would cost?

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    How much do you reckon my PC would cost?

    I meant worth btw...
    Hi all,
    I'm not advertising but need opinions (sorry if still posted in the wrong place).
    Basically I'm thinking of selling my PC which I built one and a half years ago, because I now need a laptop instead. I built this thing for...around or over 500quid. How much do think it still worth?

    What I have at the moment:
    CPU Intel Core 2 E6300 1.86GHz
    Motherboard: ASUS P5B
    Ram 1GB DDR1 (going to upgrade to 2G before selling)
    Hard drive 160GB SATA(but I'll buy a new 320GB SATA for it and keep the current one)
    GPU nVidia GeForce 7600GS 256MB with DVi output
    No sound card
    DVD RW drive (4x I think)
    Internal card reader 8in1

    Does 300-400 sound like a joke with this case? I checked HP and Dell's PC with 400 quid and mine is better (apart from the CPU which they got 2GHz). I hope my case have bit more selling point because just above the yellow button (which is a ferrari Badge without the horse icon) is slide-lid that slides down for audio in/out, 2 USBs and the internal card reader. it includes 350W power supply from the case maker itself called GTR.
    Still need your opinion, thanks.
    Last edited by TangoR34; 21-03-2008 at 07:33 PM.
    Once you got a Mac, you won't go back (apart from playing games, of course).

  2. #2
    SiM
    SiM is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,787
    Thanks
    300
    Thanked
    633 times in 422 posts
    • SiM's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P5K Premium
      • CPU:
      • Q6600
      • Memory:
      • 8GB PC2-6400 OCZ ReaperX + Platinum
      • Storage:
      • 3 x 320gb HD322HJ single platter in Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • PNY GTX285
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX650W
      • Case:
      • Antec 1200
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2407-HC

    Re: How much do you reckon my PC would cost?

    I would say £250. I would suggest that you don't put the hard drive or ram in though, as you will spend more than you will get back

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    173
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: How much do you reckon my PC would cost?

    Yes don't buy anything new to put in it before selling, as you'll lose money instantly. If you are going to upgrade the RAM why not change it to DDR2? It's probably just as cheapas DDR1 is.

  4. #4
    Lover & Fighter Blitzen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Between Your Mum & Sister
    Posts
    6,310
    Thanks
    539
    Thanked
    382 times in 300 posts
    • Blitzen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ABIT iX38 QuadGT
      • CPU:
      • Intel Quad Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz : 30 Degrees Idle - 41-46 Degrees Load
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 1GB OCZ Platinum PC6400 @ 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 500GB Samsung Spinpoints - RAID 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 285
      • PSU:
      • Enermax MODU 82+ 625W
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic Q22wb 22" Widescreen - 5ms
      • Internet:
      • O2 premium @ 17mb

    Re: How much do you reckon my PC would cost?

    All in??? Under £200

  5. #5
    Resident abit mourner BUFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sunny Glasgow
    Posts
    8,067
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    181 times in 171 posts

    Re: How much do you reckon my PC would cost?

    with an OS/COA etc. on a tech forum like this probably £200-250 but you'll probably get more on eBay.

    MSI P55-GD80, i5 750
    abit A-S78H, Phenom 9750,

    My HEXUS.trust abit forums

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Hull
    Posts
    375
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    • Bounty_Bam's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP-35 'Dark Raider'
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 G0
      • Memory:
      • 8GB (4x2GB) OCZ PC6400 800Mhz Platinum
      • Storage:
      • 1TB SATA, 500GB SATA
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Radeon HD7800 Series
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W Modular
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster CM-690 Dominator Black
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" LG LED Flatron IPS234
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media

    Re: How much do you reckon my PC would cost?

    £253.59 if you through the kettle in with it

  7. #7
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: How much do you reckon my PC would cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    with an OS/COA etc. on a tech forum like this probably £200-250 but you'll probably get more on eBay.
    but i searched ebay people normally sell them by parts and if I do that I get much less! something like £146.
    The other trouble is i have to keep the current hardrive as an external because I don't want to spent too much fuss ripping data off.
    Still, what if I did upgrade it to 2GB Ram on DDR2? would that push it up a bit? just wondering...
    Once you got a Mac, you won't go back (apart from playing games, of course).

  8. #8
    Lover & Fighter Blitzen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Between Your Mum & Sister
    Posts
    6,310
    Thanks
    539
    Thanked
    382 times in 300 posts
    • Blitzen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ABIT iX38 QuadGT
      • CPU:
      • Intel Quad Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz : 30 Degrees Idle - 41-46 Degrees Load
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 1GB OCZ Platinum PC6400 @ 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 500GB Samsung Spinpoints - RAID 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 285
      • PSU:
      • Enermax MODU 82+ 625W
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic Q22wb 22" Widescreen - 5ms
      • Internet:
      • O2 premium @ 17mb

    Re: How much do you reckon my PC would cost?

    Why upgrade a PC you are selling?
    The value wont increase enough to cover the cost.

    Even if you give away the current harddrive with the unit, i still doubt very much you would break £200.

    (That case is properly wrong aswell )

    I would say, looking at the parts a little more, its £180 absolute maximum.
    Last edited by Blitzen; 22-03-2008 at 12:27 PM.

  9. #9
    No-one's Fanboi Thorsson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Neverneverland
    Posts
    2,749
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    93 times in 92 posts
    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX970 SC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2515H
      • Internet:
      • Fibre Optic 30Mb

    Re: How much do you reckon my PC would cost?

    ASUS P5B takes DDR2, so I suspect that your RAM is DDR2 and not DDR(1). Problem I see with selling the unit is that you have to find someone who likes that case. And the sort of people who would like that case are probably mostly game players, who would find your rig seriously under-powered.

    OK I checked the nearest I could get to your system on Dell. It costs £368.99 but it has the superior E2160, a Radeon HD2600XT (certainly more attractive than a 7600GS), Operating System & MS Works, KB & Mouse, and 1 year collect&return warranty. I reckon the better parts, software, warranty and extras are worth well over £100. And then you have to adjust for the fact that yours is not new.

    Biscuit is right. It has to be the wrong side of £200. I might even value it less than him, because if I buy this I still have to get a full set of peripherals and an OS.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 18
    Last Post: 29-05-2007, 03:20 AM
  2. how much does a website cost these days
    By TiMeZeRo in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 29-09-2006, 02:59 PM
  3. WD Raptor - worth the extra cost?
    By philipbain in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-07-2006, 08:42 PM
  4. How much does it cost to run my PC?
    By Jonny in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 30-05-2006, 09:21 PM
  5. What u reckon?
    By 3Dfx in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 26-11-2003, 12:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •