how much is this new pc i built worth?

June 21, 2009 at 11:54:26
Specs: windows vista, AMDPhenom with 2 gigs patriot extreme
hi i need some help selling this thing because i dont know how much it is worth... It is a brand new custom built computer with the specs listed below

AMD Phenom 2 x3 710 at 2.6GHz

500 gb hard drive at16mb cache

Gigabyte S-series motherboard m61mes2p gamers choice addition

nvidea geforce 6100

wireless card..i dont remember the excact name but it is worth $35

ares raidmax computer case

installed 450 watt power supply

2 gigs of ddr2 patriot extreme memory with low latency

windows vista 64 bit edition installed

and i beleive that is a reminder remember it IS A NEW CUSTOM BUILT computer never been used and i may also throw in a flex keyboard apon a request. thx so much for your help..if any

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June 21, 2009 at 15:09:56
Sorry to burst your bubble, but it's a poor configuration.

1. the motherboard is a cheapo & it's based on an old 6100 chipset (released in 2005). I'm surprised it even supports a Phenom II but it defintely can NOT make full use of it.

2. You didn't mention what speed memory you have but if it's DDR2-800 rather than DDR2-1066, that's another strike against you.

3. you don't list a video card so I guess you rely on the integrated GeForce 6100 graphics? Definitely not a good choice for gaming.

4. the case looks OK but the included 450W PSU is a cheapo. A decent 450W PSU costs at least $50 on it's own. You probably paid $50 for the case/PSU combo...guess where they cut corners? Install a gaming video card that PSU (if it even works at all) will eventually fail.

You probably paid about $325 for the hardware, not including the OS. The whole system is always worth less than the cost of the individual parts & considering what a mismatch of parts it is, it *may* be worth $200-250 without the OS.

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June 21, 2009 at 17:45:17
well i did purchase a combo deal at frys electronics and i asked the assosiate which would be good for gaming and he said the combo sale they where doing with the motherboard and phenom 2 x3 710. he said that this is a good combo for gaming as it is powerfull with a lot of bang for the buck. I also looked at the board now that you mentioned it. the box says it supports the phenom so i dont know if it is a updated version or frys doing a spoof with the box ultimately affecting me.

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June 21, 2009 at 20:26:21
i still am not sure how good it is as i just ordered the os 3 days ago so i still dont know if it will work or not. But if it does work it is running smooth and behaves like a champ how much can i sell it for?

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June 21, 2009 at 20:57:51
If you try to sell it to someone who's knows anything about computers, he'll just laugh at you & move on to the next guy.

I think you listed the board model number wrong. You probably have a GA-M61PME-S2P. You already know it's based on the GF6100/nF4xx chipset & the link in my other response shows that the 6100 chip was released in 2005. It was designed for the early Athlon 64 (S754 & S939), not the modern Phenom II. Will it work, yes. Will it allow the Phenom to run at it's full potential? No.

And onboard graphics aren't meant for gaming, so if you want that system to even resemble a gaming rig, you'll need to install a PCI-e x16 video card. But then the cheapo power supply comes into play.

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June 22, 2009 at 09:26:44
ok thank you so much jam i will be likely getting a video card and a new motherboard off of newegg since they have a combo deal going on that i think i will get.. This is my 2 or 3rd build. i am having a little trouble as i usualy do intel... not AMD so i am kind of unfamilliar with these guys.
thanks again!

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