Originally Posted by rpurinton
I was thinking about trying to sell my X58 platform components to move to X79. I currently have a RIIIE, i7-990x, and 24GB of G.Skill Sniper DD31600 to go with it. CPU has always been watercooled, but I still have the stock air cooler that came with it.
After seeing this thread, it made me wonder... is it even sellable? It's been used about 6 months, and CPU has been OC from 3.47 to 4.2Ghz @ 1.4 volts (0.19 overvolt). Even though the board supports a ton more OC options, i've only ever boosted the voltage and multipliyer.
the i7-990x still sells on newegg for the about the same price as it's LGA2011 counterpart.
I see rampage III extreme's are deactivated and not expected to be restocked.
I'm sure the G.skill RAM is still relevant, but i'd probably sell it to get a matching 32GB set to put in a Rampage IV Formula
So I believe I payed $999 for the CPU, $279 for the RIIIE and $599 on on the RAM = $1877...
Because of the OC'ing does that mean it's unlikely I would be able to sell it without a steep discount?
I've never had issues with it, in fact it runs great. I figured if I was able to sell it for like $1300, and add another $400-$500 and buy an X79 components I would... but then if someone would spend $1300 for a used OC'd mobo/cpu/ram, wouldn't they just likely spend the extra $400-$500 and get an X79?
I'm betting that if I wait another 6 months, these components wont be sellable for more than a couple hundred dollars? Is now a good time to sell, or did that time go past within a few weeks of when I bought it?
It depends on the actual condition, EVERYTHING has to be fully functional, without any flaws whatsoever. But it's not only the fact you overclocked so much on that board, but I believe it would be a bit hard to sell those components for 1300$, since they are pretty much outdated, and you have to offer a good price compared to similar (or even better) performing system. What do I mean by that?
A system that includes i7 3930K, which costs 600$ @ newegg, X79-UD3, which costs 270$ @ newegg, and Corsair 16GB, which costs 80$ @ newegg is faster than a gulftown 990x system, overclocks better, and costs less (950$). Since I don't believe someone would want 24GB, 16GB is more than sufficient for today's applications and games (and will be for the near future, actually), and unless you want to OC your RAM so much, there isn't a real benefit in having lower CAS latency. So if I were you, despite what you paid back then for your system, I would sell the whole bundle for around 750$ shipped, I'm afraid.