Reasonable Price for My Custom Computer

January 20, 2012 at 07:38:07
Specs: Windows 7 x64
Hello, i have recently purchased parts for my desktop computer. I built it myself and it works great, but I realized that a laptop would be more.....suitable for school. Could someone give me a price range?

Case:Apevia X-Cruiser2 ATX Black Mid-T Case
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1Ghz LGA1155
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz
Storage:Hitachi 1TB Serial ATA HD 5400/8MB/SATA-3G
Power Supply:Aspire 500w Blk Aluminum See Through
Graphics:SPARKLE GEFORCE 210 1GB DDR3 PCIe HDMI/DVI
Ethernet:LINKSYS-CISCO AE1000

All i want to know is how much you would be willing to pay for it and why.


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#1
January 20, 2012 at 08:09:43
There was a time that I would buy a custom built PC but those days are long gone. You probably won't be able to beat the price of a store bought machine, with similar components, not to mention that you probably aren't giving a warranty, with it.

How much did you spend for parts?

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#2
January 20, 2012 at 08:35:35
Yea, the power supply is a no name and the hard drive is not a fast unit for running your OS on.

You didn't list the motherboard or any optical drive/s.

Why did you bother with an add in graphics card? A decent integrated chip would have probably been as good.

I guess my point is the build isn't the greatest.


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#3
January 20, 2012 at 09:04:21
You didn't list all the components so it's impossible to put a price on it but based on what you listed - the hard drive is slow, the power supply is weak, the graphics card is weak, & the case is ugly (OK, that's a matter of opinion). I'm sure it's not worth as much as you think.

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#4
January 20, 2012 at 09:54:02
You don't mention whether it has an OS either, which is a fairly major expense. Check 'buy it now' prices on EBay for new i3 desktop systems, then deduct 20% from the average, as yours is 2nd hand & that should give you a ball-park figure.

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#5
January 20, 2012 at 10:03:59
Im sorry about the missing info, im new to this......
OS: Win 7 -64
Optical Drive: Blu-Ray Reader/Writer with lightscribe
Motherboard: Intel H61WWB3 Socket LGA1155
Processor: Core i3-2100 3.1Ghz LGA1155

I payed a total of $600 and it wasnt a kit, i picked out the parts and put it togeather.
This was actually my first build.


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#6
January 20, 2012 at 10:06:37
Oh btw, i bought the graphics card so that i could use my 1080p tv as my monitor

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#7
January 20, 2012 at 10:57:07
The problem is there's millions of systems out there for sale and the new ones carry warranties. It's only worth what someone will pay for it, if at all. Rather than to give it away, why not keep it at home and save up for a laptop. Or you could advertise it to swap with someone who wants a desktop. You'll be lucky to get 1/2 of what you paid. Good Luck.

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#8
January 20, 2012 at 12:02:04
It is too bad you didn't come here first. My gut feeling is that you paid too mcuh for the parts. Where did you buy them?

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#9
January 20, 2012 at 15:15:01
Quote from Karl Marx: "All prices are imaginary until the sale actually takes place".

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