Considering Selling my PC

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kainjow, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    How much do you think I can get for my PC? I'm considering selling it for a decent (PC) laptop...

    Athlon64 3200
    Abit KV8 PRO VIA K8T800 Chipset AGP8X w/LAN,USB2,&Audio
    Aluminum Z-Alien case w/ window & LCD temperature display (silver color)
    Onboard 10/100 NIC
    Netgear WiFi PCI card
    1GB RAM
    80GB HD (7200, ATA)
    GeForce 6800GT (256MB)
    Microsoft optical mouse/ViewSonic keyboard (nice quality!)
    2 additional USB 2 PCI cards/1 FireWire PCI card
    Semi-generic speakers (includes subwoofer)
    Games: Doom III, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
    And an unopened box of Norton Personal Firewall 2005 :D
    + 17" Samsung LCD (bought new for $500)

    It's a very fast system and works well. Has been my gaming PC, but I don't play games much anymore.

    So what do you think?
  2. kwajaln macrumors 6502


    Sep 18, 2004
    I think you should sell the pc and buy a 12 inch Powerbook, or a 14 inch iBook. Or a 12 inch iBook. But not another windows-based computer - NO! :D
  3. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    youre at the wrong place! if you want to sell it then buy a PowerBook or iBook, then your in the right place, but if you want to get a PC laptop instead we cant help your type here!!!! heh, j/k (though i do find the question somewhat unusual)

    I would not expect very much though. Resale value of PCs is not very high. Though with the 17" LCD that will help some, LCDs usually resale pretty well. I would predict around $400 for everything give or take a little. You have to realize that you can get onto a site like dell or hp and get an equivalent PC for about $500 to $600. Though, you might be able to get more for it if you find a gamer that wants to buy it. The gaming case and games included with it might be to your advantage. Like find a friend or someone who is into gaming. But even then, im not entirely sure.
  4. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Hehe yeah I should post this at a PC forum... too bad they all suck :p

    I don't want a Mac laptop (current Mac laptops sucks anyways ;)). I need a PC for Visual Studio and other non-Mac stuff..

    $400 - $500? Yeah right... my GPU costs about that much. Anyways, I might try to find a newb family member who needs a better computer and sell to them :)
  5. cr2sh macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2002

    I can get that card for $240 off of newegg. About half of what you're quoting.

    The fact of the matter is, this machine is worth a lot less than what you payed for it's parts.

    The avergae person who is going to buy a new pc doesn't know the difference between your board/chip and the one that cost $400 at Walmart. The person who DOES know the difference and wants a case that looks like this:



    A. Doesn't have the cash.
    B. Wants to build it himself.

    Sorry, IMHO that machine is in the $650 range. Take the card out and sell it on ebay, throw in a really cheap midrange... or none at all, and sell it on ebay as well. Maybe part everything out.

    Good luck!
  6. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2005
    Twin Cities, MN
    With the games + Samsung LCD, you'll probably get a little more than these people are quoting, but not much (maybe $700-750 if you're lucky). If you look at the system in my sig, I built the whole thing for mid $1k, obviously not including the Dell 2405 (well, like $1,600), and that was in August. The prices have already come down a ways.
  7. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    You're probably right :( I'd be lucky to get $600 for it, minus the monitor. Though I did buy the GPU at CompUSA when I was desperate to play CS:S with sweet graphics.

    BTW, it looks like this actually :D ;)

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