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#1 ashpowell

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:44

Howdy!

 

I'm thinking about selling my current pc and upgrading.. Wanting to know an idea of costs you guys think people will be prepared to pay.

 

Here's the setup:

 

Corsair Carbide 500r Back case

Asus P9X79 X79 Motherboard
G-Skill 8GB Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 Dual Kit ram (x2) - 16gb total

Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.6 - upto 3.8

Samsung EVO 250gb SSD

Standard 1gb HD

Corsair h100i Water cooler

Corsair HX Series HX750 Power Supply
EVGA NVIDIA GTX 670 FTW Signature Edition2 - 2GB
PCIe wireless adapter

DVDRW

 

That's all I can think off top of my head. Can run perfectly as a Hackintosh machine too (not sure if that's worth something to someone)

 

I was thinking around £900 - is that asking too much?

 

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Best Answer +Phouchg , 09 June 2014 - 11:57

That depends on its age, condition (scrathes, dust), and overall quality of workmanship. A new one with nearly the same content goes for about £1200-1300, so I'd say, if it still has most of warranties, all in all the deal is fair.

 

But, I'm interested, what exactly would be that "latest" that you wish to keep up to? X99 and DDR4, perhaps? Unless you're just going for the kicks, I wouldn't bet on either - it's bound to suffer from an untold number of oddities before it will be viable and reliable replacement.

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#2 Xahid

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:48

it's already up to date, what upgrade are you looking for ?  :o



#3 goodbytes

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:59

Not sure why you would want to upgrade this?



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:03

Basically just wanting to sell whilst it's still worth something and keep with the latest. Only bit that really needs upgrading is the graphics card but don't want to leave it too late before it loses too much value



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:57   Best Answer

That depends on its age, condition (scrathes, dust), and overall quality of workmanship. A new one with nearly the same content goes for about £1200-1300, so I'd say, if it still has most of warranties, all in all the deal is fair.

 

But, I'm interested, what exactly would be that "latest" that you wish to keep up to? X99 and DDR4, perhaps? Unless you're just going for the kicks, I wouldn't bet on either - it's bound to suffer from an untold number of oddities before it will be viable and reliable replacement.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:10

Basically just wanting to sell whilst it's still worth something and keep with the latest. Only bit that really needs upgrading is the graphics card but don't want to leave it too late before it loses too much value

 

What, sell the video card and get a new one, those specs are perfectly fine! Stop wasting peoples time!



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 16:17

What, sell the video card and get a new one, those specs are perfectly fine! Stop wasting peoples time!

 

Did you have to post? no. You made the decision to post a useless comment and 'waste your time'.  I didn't ask your opinion on whether the setup is fine or not, I wanted some help finding a reasonable price to sell at. Thankfully I got a decent answer off somebody willing to help.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 16:21

That depends on its age, condition (scrathes, dust), and overall quality of workmanship. A new one with nearly the same content goes for about £1200-1300, so I'd say, if it still has most of warranties, all in all the deal is fair.

 

But, I'm interested, what exactly would be that "latest" that you wish to keep up to? X99 and DDR4, perhaps? Unless you're just going for the kicks, I wouldn't bet on either - it's bound to suffer from an untold number of oddities before it will be viable and reliable replacement.

 

 

Thanks for the reply.

You're probably right. May be best to wait a little longer.. just didn't know if the price for things in this build would drop a lot when the new stuff lands



#9 LaP

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 16:39

Did you have to post? no. You made the decision to post a useless comment and 'waste your time'.  I didn't ask your opinion on whether the setup is fine or not, I wanted some help finding a reasonable price to sell at. Thankfully I got a decent answer off somebody willing to help.

 

He is not wrong though.

 

I don't think right now is a good time to upgrade. DDR4 is around the corner. Same for PCI-E 4 and Sata Express. All those tech should be avalaible somewhere in 2015.

 

If you have a big salary and upgrade every year or two then fine. But if you usually upgrade the motherboard every 3 or 5 years like me then you might make a mistake. I did the same when i bought my current computer. Sata 3 and pci-e 3 were just around ther corner. I still upgraded and now i'm stuck with sata 2 and pci-e 2. I would like to upgrade now but i'm gonna wait for new tech to be avalaible. They wont be useful day one but 3 years after the upgrade they might be.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 16:43

He is not wrong though.

 

I don't think right now is a good time to upgrade. DDR4 is around the corner. Same for PCI-E 4 and Sata Express. All those tech should be avalaible somewhere in 2015.

 

Guess i'll have to live off my i7 920 a little longer then :D



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 17:25

Guess i'll have to live off my i7 920 a little longer then :D

 

I have a i5 750 ;)



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 17:27

I have a i5 750 ;)

 

 

Fanastic CPU's huh? Still holds it's own 6 years later?



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 18:24

Fanastic CPU's huh? Still holds it's own 6 years later?

 

Yep can still play all new games at 45fps with mostly high quality settings and msaa 4x or 2x in a few case (i have a gtx 770). It is overclocked with an aftermarket cooler tough. It is starting to show its age lately in games like Watch Dogs, BF4 and Metro Last Light so I'll probably upgrade the whole thing fall 2015. But right now i feel it is too soon in the new console lifespan and with new tech around the corner i prefer to wait. I'l upgrade when i feel the new computer will be strong enough to brute force all badly coded and badly optimized new generation console ports.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 18:33

Fanastic CPU's huh? Still holds it's own 6 years later?

They do hold their own, but they're really not that strong compared to the new stuff.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 21:04

He is not wrong though.

 

I don't think right now is a good time to upgrade. DDR4 is around the corner. Same for PCI-E 4 and Sata Express. All those tech should be avalaible somewhere in 2015.

 

If you have a big salary and upgrade every year or two then fine. But if you usually upgrade the motherboard every 3 or 5 years like me then you might make a mistake. I did the same when i bought my current computer. Sata 3 and pci-e 3 were just around ther corner. I still upgraded and now i'm stuck with sata 2 and pci-e 2. I would like to upgrade now but i'm gonna wait for new tech to be avalaible. They wont be useful day one but 3 years after the upgrade they might be.

 

I could probably agree with his point that it's not due an upgrade. Just the way he put it about wasting people time. So many posts I see on here people just get shot down when asking for help.

 

You're correct and I agree, it'll be best to wait for the new stuff. Thanks for your advice :)