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    Question Could you price up this old build for me?

    Hi all,

    My first post... colleague at work is selling for £300 this:

    Coolermaster ELITE 330u
    AMD Athlon II X4 631
    Crucial 8GB RAM
    AMD Radeon 6700
    128 OCZ SSD
    80 SATA HDD

    Comes with 22" monitor.

    Is this a fair price?

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    Re: Could you price up this old build for me?

    Does it come with an Operating System? What is the motherboard? Is the monitor CRT/LED/IPS? Some more information on all the parts would be needed to give a full answer :-)

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    Re: Could you price up this old build for me?

    Hmm I reckon it's worth half of that.

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    Re: Could you price up this old build for me?

    What I got...

    LED monitor
    Mobo is MSI
    OS WIN 7 ULTIMATE

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    Re: Could you price up this old build for me?

    Thanks Kumagoro, any other opinions?

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    Re: Could you price up this old build for me?

    All the info so far is a little vague, but I would suggest that equivalent parts, brand new, you could get:

    8GB RAM: £50
    Equiv. CPU: £50
    Mobo: £40
    SSD: £70
    Monitor: £85
    PSU: £40
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    £335

    The case is nothing impressive, the HDD is worthless, and the graphics card is effectively unspecified at present. The 6700 was a series, rather than a card. Which member of that series is quite important. If you don't have an OS already, that would cost you a bit to buy.

    Point is, you could buy something equivalent for brand new for not a lot more. It's really not a bargain in my eyes.

    I would be inclined to look at a new Micro-ATX FM2 board, with an FM2 processor that would incorporate a graphics chip probably equivalent to the one in this PC, and have a faster processor than the Athlon.

    Do you have a particular budget in mind? What are you intending to use the PC for? Maybe if you could knock the price down it might be alright, but at least see what your brand new alternative is first.

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    Re: Could you price up this old build for me?

    Well given that windows 7 ultimate on it's own is £150 it's not that bad, not great given the rest but not bad ether.
    Snootyjim has summed it up fairly well

    the 330u isn't anything special but was one of the better cheap mATX case

    Ask him what the PSU is and the full grahics card details

    What are you intending to use the PC for?
    I think that is the big question.
    If you want it for gaming then the graphics card will probably need to be upgraded

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    Re: Could you price up this old build for me?

    Thanks all, that's great analysis, pushed me towards purchase, since it's a colleague and I will have delivery, for £280, and I don't fancy doing assembly
    Will probably buy a Win8 since 7 is bootleg, unless you don't recommend (?)
    Will use it for gaming, BF3 is said to run smooth, but games like CS:S and even SOF2 are more my thing

    Thanks all
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    Re: Could you price up this old build for me?

    Ah, so the OS is worthless as well. Even if you don't fancy doing assembly, we can still advise pre-built systems like http://3xs.scan.co.uk

    I don't think this is a great buy - as I said before, I would at the very least consider what you can get for the equivalent price, but obviously it's your call.

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    Re: Could you price up this old build for me?

    Ahh yes if the OS is not ligit and you want winows8 anyway don't bother.
    That's not going to run BF3 very well on higher settings. the 6790 was around the same as the gtx460 768mb the 6750 was slower than the 5770

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