How much should i sell my pc?

September 1, 2009 at 16:41:07
Specs: Windows XP Pro
Amd Athlon 64 X2 Am2 3800+Dual Core
Motherboard N570SM2AA-SLI
2Gb-Ram 533mhz
320Gb HardDrive baracuda sata 2
Nvidia GeForce 8500Gt 1Gb
20"WideScreen Lcd Monitor 2ms
Keyboard (Microsoft)
Mouse (logitech G5)
Speakers Windows xp Pro Service pack 3
Anti-virus
Fully updated
About one year old.

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#1
September 2, 2009 at 06:55:46
I hate these "how much" posts. It's worth as much as you can get for it.

There are other components that should be on your list that would help determine the asking price & brand names are always helpful. It's not a very good configuration though. You have an older AM2 board with limited CPU upgradeability, a low end dual core CPU, the wrong RAM & a weak video card. IMO, having the wrong RAM is a huge minus - DDR2-533 is bottlenecking the system & hurting performance.


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#2
September 2, 2009 at 08:22:03
I totally disagree with you on several comments,this board(ITS NOT AS OLD AS YOUVE STATED) will take any of the top amd cpus on the market,as the motherboard manual has stated,its a self build,its not the best gpu on the market,but then again,its not a gaming rig that im selling here,pc runs great at the 2.01ghz with no problems with the ram that ive installed,so ive no idea where youve got your comments,but thats your opinion,that i didnt ask,all i asked was how much would it be worth......

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#3
September 2, 2009 at 09:21:32
That's why we hate these posts. Most of those who ask take our answer as an insult.

jam simply told you the truth; don't take it personal. AM2 is old technology compared to AM2+/AM3 and the ram, for sure, is wrong for best performance.

Including the 20" monitor and the full retail cd of XP Pro should allow you to get around 250 bucks for the whole machine on a good day.

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#4
September 2, 2009 at 09:26:37
250 bucks,so as i live in the uk your actually saying all this is worth is around the 135 pound mark???

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#5
September 2, 2009 at 10:10:11
That's my best guess using values in the US.

I know pc components are more expensive in the UK (ongoing complaint from the UK guys here) so you might be able to get more.

Advancing technology also has an big effect on prices when I can buy an AM2+ motherboard, processor, 4 Gb PC2-1066 ram, and nice video card for ~$200US.

Even if your rig was nearly new, the fact that it's used goods would cut the value by about half. You can't offer a parts and labor warranty so that cuts the value even more; the 8500GT kills you with the gamers; folks who just want to surf the internet and do office work would probably look for a less expensive machine when buying used.

All the above can thrash the value of a machine in which you've invested £600 or more.

A look around auction sites in the UK should give you an idea of what you can hope to get back from your investment.

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