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Hey, I was thinking about selling my rig, for something AWESOME. I am thinking that I should get at least $600 because that is what I put into it, but IDK.
~Off topic a little but...~
I can sell a computer around here so fast it'll make your head spin. But for some reason people ONLY want computers that are from $0 to $300, they really don't care how good it is. IDK why though. This would be a slight problem for me. Do you think that I should sell it around here or on ebay, or on overclock.net, or what?
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Bump (IDK if I can do this yet, oh well)
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You might be able to sell it for $600 to someone who doesn't know much about computers. Around here though, $400 would be the extreme top end IMO.

Your graphics card isn't exactly "good", or really even close to being decent enough to playing newer game titles. You have a pretty good CPU though.

If you got $400, it would be more than fair.
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So, wait. It would sell for less than I bought it for? Why is that?
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So, wait. It would sell for less than I bought it for? Why is that?
Well, if you can sell it for $600 to some sucker, I would definitely do that. I'm sure some unknowing person would pay that price.

Around here though, and on ebay, $400 is a very good price.

Even though you paid $600, (how long ago?) when you bought it, prices for computers and computer parts are always falling.

The computer I used in 1995 may have been worth $2000 when it was bought, but now that 100MHz pentium and 32MB of RAM isn't worth much.

Not to mention it is now used.

It is just how it goes.

Also, how much did you pay and when?

My suggestion is to upgrade the Video Card, and you will have a perfectly fine gaming computer.

-- You might also be able to get a good price by asking around school and stuff.
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post #6 of 35
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Ok, well I paid $600 at least about 1-2 months ago.
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post #7 of 35
Even if you bought it for $600 yesterday you can't sell it for $600 again, who would pay you the same price they could pay to get those parts brand new in box? I'd say $300 maybe $350 for that computer including the monitor.
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post #8 of 35
I would not pay over $300 for your computer. If you added the monitor, maybe $350, but thats the max. Sorry man.
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$350 if you tossed in the monitor.
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Oh, ok...I get it now. That actually cleared things up a bit. Thanks fellas!
How much do you think the price would go up if I added a 7800gt, a 2.7ghz OC, and a T BT? Also, if there are cold cathods, and many fans in it, would that effect the price at all?
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