What is this PC worth?

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May 28, 2009 at 11:28:23
Specs: Windows Vista
I'm thinking of doing some upgrades on my PC soon, since certain parts of mine are outdated. To do this I need money though. I have a spare PC that I am hoping to sell to get some money to put towards new components. I'm not sure how much it is worth though since I didn't buy it as a whole. Here are the specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 2.5Ghz
MSI V-Class Motherboard,
2GB 667MHz DDR2 RAM,
Nvidia Geforce 8600GT 512MB,
350W Power Supply,
DVD-RW and DVD Drive,
40GB IDE Hard Drive,
Gaming case from eBuyer with window etc.
Windows Vista Home Premium and Office 2007,

How much would you say it is worth, as a second hand PC in very good and clean condition? PS. I live in the UK, so GBP would be ideal!

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May 28, 2009 at 13:44:48
used pcs fetch very little, that seems quite old as the hardrive is tiny but i dont have a clue, try ebay

Samsung 32" HDTV
Logitech DiNovo Mouse and Keyboard
Logitech X-540
Custom Built PC

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May 28, 2009 at 14:12:11
That's because I was given the PC without a hard drive, and the only spare one I had was the 40GB. I have had a look at other systems on eBay, but it's hard to find anything with these exact specs.

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May 28, 2009 at 14:20:41
I don't know what it's like in the UK, but going on our prices you would be doing well to get 150 pounds.
Here's an example from a shop:
PENTIUM 4 - 3.4G Box -------$310
• Pentium 4 -3.4G CPU • 1G DDII RAM • 250GB SATA HDD
• DVDRW • Sound • Lan • USB • ATX Midi-tower case • Keyboard • Mouse • WindowsXP Home installed with License
* For an additional $50 you can get a 15" LCD Monitor or $90 for a 17" LCD Monitor
And they give 30 day warranty.

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May 28, 2009 at 14:47:19
Your PC obviously needs a bigger/better HDD & I don't know why you used DDR2-667 with an A64 X2? The video card is OK but not great & the 350W PSU is barely adequate. The bottomline is the system is poorly configured. Anyone that knows anything about PCs won't offer you very much for it. You'd probably get more for it if you part it out rather than selling it as a whole.

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May 28, 2009 at 23:43:00
I didn't build the PC myself. I got the motherboard, RAM and processor for free off someone. Then I bought the 8600GT and 350W power supply off a friend after he had just upgraded. The hard drive was given to me for free too, and it is the only one I had spare. As for the case, that's something I bought online.

My Dad wants to buy it off me, so I need a rough idea of the price it would sell online for. He will be upgrading the Hard Drive and getting a new power supply anyway.

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May 29, 2009 at 02:42:32

thats a bit of an old pc like the one im using now, old but serviceable.
Is it an AM2 mobo or 939? then its either a brisbane or toledo cpu worth a check, the brisbanes were the better cpu.
im guessing its am2.
The 4800 cpu's seems to hold their price, so cpu+working mobo and ram , 2nd hand price around £70.
It would do as an upgrade for a lousy sempron / old celeron user, include the graphics card & your upto £100 '+' mark, do some one a favour on an upgrade and charge a service fee working another £30 into it.
Eitherway the hard drive is the limiting factor as pointed out.

If you resell replace it with at least a 160 gig drive they are cheap around £30 , clone / reinstall your software across.
The 40 gig lifespan is questionable ,unless you can vouch for it.

With a flat screen pc worth upto £200 as a reasonable desktop , depends what the case condition looks like, anything chipped worn, forget it, some people buy on looks.

As is tops £130 + - a few quid.

Dont forget you got it for free, hey do your dad a favour!
pass it on.

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May 29, 2009 at 04:38:02
Thanks for the advice. It is an AM2 motherboard and a Brisbane CPU. I already gave it to my brother at one point, but he ended up giving it back because he was fed up of Vista. Like I said, since the case is quite new, and the PC is hardly used, it is in nearly new condition minus a few fingerprinits :D

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May 29, 2009 at 08:06:10
that should run vista fine, a friend has an older 939 cpu running 'ok' on 1 gig ram & integrated graphics, for normal desktop useage, & Xp no probs it flys, btw the bris processor alone would fetch new £50 so its still got legs, i remember its not that long ago these were games pc's, i had the e6600 and wondered wether id gone daft over the intel price, as there wasnt much between them
Try a local rag paper or a 'buy & sel'l @ £150 ( take a close ono) as its student time off season there may be some takers out there.


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