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    I'm hoping to sell my PC in the next few weeks, but I have no idea how much to ask for. Could you give me a price for each component, as well as a whole system price please.

    CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2600+ Barton
    Memory: 2x512MB Crucial DDR (brought at different times, but they're the same I think)
    Motherboard: MSI MS-6570
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 6600
    HDD: Maxtor 120GB PATA 8MB cache
    HDD: Random old 40GB PATA 0.5MB cache
    PSU: Hiperpower 550W (I think) with a monitor power connector too
    Case: Chieftec BG-01B-B-SL Silver/Black ATX
    Monitor: CTX VL700B
    Floppy: Alps 1.44 Black Floppy Drive
    CD-RW/DVD-ROM: Sony CRX320E 52x32x52x16
    CD-ROM: Samsung SC-152G


    Thanks, I think that's everything .
    Last edited by ajbrun; 11-02-2007 at 06:35 PM.

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    • chrestomanci's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus AMD AM4 Ryzen PRIME B350M
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 1600 @ stock clocks
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb DDR4 2666MHz
      • Storage:
      • 250Gb Samsung 960 Evo M.2 + 3Tb Western Digital Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Basic AMD GPU (OSS linux drivers)
      • PSU:
      • Novatech 500W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Sugo SG02
      • Operating System:
      • Linux - Latest Xubuntu
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ 24" LCD (Thanks: DDY)
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTTC
    Others may disagree, but I don't think complete PCs are worth very much these days. I know that it is a decent system and will be perfectly adequate for home office use or lightweight gaming, but in that market segment Dell will sell someone a complete system that is new, and comes with support and windows Vista for arround £280 and most people would prefer to pay the extra even though they are getting a technical inferior PC.

    I think you would be better off breaking the system up and selling the parts. The memory should be worth £35 or so here, The graphics card about the same, and so on.

    The alternative would be to give the system to a family member or a charitable recipient. (Perhaps a local church group needs an office PC, or knows someone who does). You could also combine the two by removing and selling the good stuff from your system, and creating a functional but low spec system with what is left.

    I have an old system similar to yours that I have decided to give away. I took out the 1Gb of good memory and put in an old 256Gb stick, and removed the 9700 pro card and put in an old GeForce 3 I had knocking around. I might also take out the 120Gb HD, and stick in a 40Gb one. Each of those downgrades will be worth £30 in saleable parts, and I still get the Karma of giving an old PC to charity.
    Last edited by chrestomanci; 11-02-2007 at 06:56 PM.

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    Actually, selling it all together, just without the graphics card was something I'd already thought of. I'm asking for prices both as a whole, and for individual component incase like you say no one will want it all together. I know of at least one person who might be willing to buy the PC without the graphics, but I was wanting prices for everything anyway just incase. Even if I do sell it without the graphics, I'd still need some prices .

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    • chrestomanci's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus AMD AM4 Ryzen PRIME B350M
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 1600 @ stock clocks
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb DDR4 2666MHz
      • Storage:
      • 250Gb Samsung 960 Evo M.2 + 3Tb Western Digital Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Basic AMD GPU (OSS linux drivers)
      • PSU:
      • Novatech 500W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Sugo SG02
      • Operating System:
      • Linux - Latest Xubuntu
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ 24" LCD (Thanks: DDY)
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTTC
    Does that mobo have integrated graphics?

    It is up to you, but I think that unless your buyer is a gamer, or needs to run two displays, they won't pay any extra for the graphics card, so you may as well take it out and sell it separately.

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      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H170M-ITX
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 6500
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 4GB Corsair Veng DDR4 2666
      • Storage:
      • 240GB SSD (boot) +1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GeForce 750Ti
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone 450W ST455F
      • Case:
      • Silverstone SG06-450
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2309W
      • Internet:
      • PlusNet FiberTTC
    I think that the setup may be worth buying for around £150, perhaps a bit less if the buyer has to install their own OS.

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