How much is my Desktop System worth?

May 15, 2009 at 12:59:13
Specs: Windows XP
I'm interested in buying a laptop and replacing my current desktop, which works fine for me but I'd rather have a laptop, for obvious reasons.
This system was my first build with the help of a friend. So cut me some slack :P

Here are the specs:

Motherboard: MSI P6N SLI-FI (LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel)

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 (2M Cache, 1.86 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

Graphics (Video) Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon X1900 GT

Memory (RAM): (2x 1GB) of Dell DDR2 667mhz
No Link....

Hard Drive: 80GB

Power Suppy: Antec TruePower Trio 430 (430 Watts)

Tower (Case/Chassis): COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW

Thanks to everyone and anyone for answers!

PS: I built this system as a I said and spent $620 for the entire thing, that was in June-ish 2007 (a bit under 2 years ago)
[Do note: I looked just about everywhere (ebay, e-tailers... EVERYWHERE to find the best possible prices for all the components, so I'd say it would have cost at least $700 and quite possibly near $800 to build this system]

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May 15, 2009 at 14:11:14
I would hold onto the desktop.
Most people enjoy munchies and a drink when on the pc. A laptop only needs one accident.

People ...just as you said are going laptop at home over desktop so the value is dropping dramatically.

If you only have 1 laptop and 1 desktop what will you do if the laptop ....craps out?

Lastly in this economy $150.00 would be about max and you can't begin to replace it for that.

You might do a search on Ebay and see what selling the parts might bring as they are usually worth more than the sum.

Well that's just my 2 cents worth

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May 15, 2009 at 15:05:22
I agree with world. You have a solid system and I'd keep it for a couple years.

I was thinkin' about 200 bucks for the tower. The small hdd and X1900GT are deal killers for you. For example, there is no chance in this world of recovering the money you spent on that video card.

Gamers would want a much better graphics card and most non gamers just want a display...any display.

And that's my 2ยข


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May 15, 2009 at 15:06:29
Well, I was hoping you both wouldn't say that low but I was afraid you may, but... better honest then trying to soften the blow and I put the price to high :)

Well the X1900GT was a mid range (good enough for what gaming I was going to be doing) at the time, and Seeing as I was transfering from a 2003/2004 Dell, It was quite a step UP! :P haha.
Anyways, and the HD is from that Dell, hence the reason its small, but besides that, I could put a 300/500GB in it for what? $50/$60 bucks easy.
(though at the current $150/$200, why would I :D (I have a 500gb external sitting next to it :P)

Thank you both very much!

*** Found this system on ebay... near to mine, 1 bid at 199.99 + 30 ship. hehe.

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May 15, 2009 at 18:09:54
"I'd rather have a laptop, for obvious reasons."
and what are those obvious reasons? less computer for your money, inability to upgrade, difficult & expensive to fix.


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May 25, 2009 at 20:27:14
In Response to larryf215:

"I'd rather have a laptop, for obvious reasons."
and what are those obvious reasons? less computer for your money, inability to upgrade, difficult & expensive to fix.

The obvious reasons are portability, size and space.
I'm not nieve to the obvious reasons as to NOT get a laptop, but you see... a year ago a desktop would have suited me better, but now a laptop is more in my range.
(And I'm not just "thinking" this.... I use a laptop regulary.)

On the other hand, What was the reason for this post? It doesn't seem to answer any question.
Not to be ungrateful but that post seemed pretty worthless.

Thanks to everyone for your replies.

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May 25, 2009 at 21:40:45
Like others have said you aren't going to get much for it maybe $250 tops, but more on the lines of $200. With computers it's a lose/lose to try to resale it and expect anything above 3 times less then you paid for it after 2 or 3 years.

I mean your processor is now no better then the budget line of Intel's latest Dual Cores. Your HD is too small even for laptop standards now let alone desktop standards unless it's an exotic 10,000rpm or higher hard drive which it isn't. Your Grahpics card isn't any better then a budget ATI Radeon 4650 now and your ram is showing it's age when the avg ram is currently running @ DDR2 800 or higher.

The best thing you can do is either sell the parts off piece by piece on ebay or try to sell it in your local paper or on Craigs list. If you can get $250 take it asap, but if you only get $200 for it then that's a good deal as well.

Iron Sharpens Iron.

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