How much is my pc worth?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Threepwood, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Threepwood

    Threepwood Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Nov 4, 2010
    Hell, i'd like some help regarding the value of my PC, I intend to sell it and would appreciate some advice on it's value.

    http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-aurora-r4/pd.aspx?~ck=mn

    This is the base model. However the DXDiag is as follows:

    Windows 7 64-bit premium
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
    Memory: 8192MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 8174MB RAM
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11

    Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
    Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x6738)


    Description: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes



    I believe this is all the relevant information, if anything else is needed i'll copy the entire document here. I should also note it will be sold with a monitor, Logitech gaming mouse and keyboard as well as speakers. The PC also has some side functions like the ability to change neon colors and what have you on the computer itself. Not sure if that's relevant but whatever. It's about 1 year old.


    Thanks if you're able to help.
     
  2. Jebus

    Jebus Background Radiant
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    Jan 29, 2004
    I'll give you 'bout three fiddy
     
  3. Threepwood

    Threepwood Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    365
    Nov 4, 2010
    350 dollars?

    I will assume troll yet nether the less state my ebay research leads me to find the same model of prices up to 1200.

    Thats 1200 pounds sterling, meaning about 1800 dollars.
     
  4. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    May 5, 2006
    Dell's lose value fast, especially the Gaming rigs. If your doing a private sale I would say about 700 MAX and about 500 Lowest, but if we are Talking CEX or Cash Converters I would say roughly they would give you £350.

    Just as a comparison I took a Mac Pro 2010 model with 4 1tb drives 32GB Memory and Dual Xeon set up about a month back and CEX offered me £800 but I got £1200 from a guy working in the Crayola office of a marketing company.
     
  5. Sam Ecorners

    Sam Ecorners Vault Senior Citizen
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    Jan 23, 2007
  6. Threepwood

    Threepwood Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Nov 4, 2010
     
  7. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Haha, kind of a downer thread, but as far as I've always been able to tell, selling used PCs is a really, really cash-poor business. Sorry man :(
     
  8. Threepwood

    Threepwood Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    365
    Nov 4, 2010
    No problem, I'm lucky enough to have never payed for it initially (read: gift) , and sensing the rapid depreciation have decided to sell it.
     
  9. Sub-Human

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    May 31, 2011
    It's a good gift. Sell it some stupid kid saying it's cheaper than buying a new one and that you never used it before yourself...
     
  10. Sam Ecorners

    Sam Ecorners Vault Senior Citizen
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    Jan 23, 2007
    Oh I see, you're the kind of dude that responds to every message.
     
  11. Threepwood

    Threepwood Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    365
    Nov 4, 2010
    That's pretty much my plan :p

    I mean it can run any game in existence to my knowledge at a minimum of 30 fps, so it's hardly antiquated.

    Crysis 2, witcher 2, Fall of the samurai; they all run on max settings.
     
  12. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Dweller

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    Aug 4, 2011
    You can't expect to get the full retail price.

    From my experience you can make a better profit if you sell components idividually.

    Research the value of each component and sell it for 60% if you can.

    Btw why wold you sell a rig like that, it's still got plenty of years in it.
     
  13. Threepwood

    Threepwood Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    365
    Nov 4, 2010
    I'm not technical enough to dismantle the PC, and I don't know who I would sell it to, and am not familiar enough with Ebay to start listing several items, although I admit your advice is sound.

    I'm currently building up funds to start a business.
     
  14. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Dweller

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    Aug 4, 2011
    I don't know about dell cases but my case has something like 5 screws in it.

    Ebay is not quantum physics.

    Good luck with that (i mean the business).
     
  15. Threepwood

    Threepwood Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    365
    Nov 4, 2010
    Thanks dude.
     
  16. Sub-Human

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    May 31, 2011
    If you updated the GPU and managed to overclock your CPU to 4.5-4.8 GHz (does the non-K version work?), it'd be top of the line. Perhaps you could advertise it something like that to a guy wanting a cheap PC. Not full price, but at least something.

    Remember that usually it's easier (and cheaper) to buy something new than second-hand. Warranties, manuals, not broken...
     
  17. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Dedman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005

    I know a guy like that....



    Upgrading the pc would be a decent idea. Or sell it for a couple hundred bucks.
     
  18. Threepwood

    Threepwood Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Nov 4, 2010
    200 bucks = 150 british pounds.

    I'm fairly sure the value hasn't depreciated by 90% in one year.
     
  19. mobucks

    mobucks As a goof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    If you need crack that badly you could just rob someone. Then go home and game on that PC. On CRACK!.
     
  20. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Dedman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005

    By a couple hundred I meant about $400 to $600. Sorry for the confusion. I should have said a few hundred. Many people won't pay what something is actually worth though. Definitely don't sell it at a Pawn Shop if you want decent cash. If it does have cosmetic features such as lights and whatnot, you may get someone to pay more for it. Ebay is kinda hit or miss on stuff like that (at least in my experience). Just be careful and use delivery confirmation. I got screwed out of $300 by an asshole customer before. That case is really easy to work with, so upgrading is a good option, especially considering how good the rig is to begin with. It wouldn't take much to upgrade... just food for thought. Hope that helps a little better. :D



    Edit: Also, if sold on Ebay your user rating plays a large part in whether you sell something or not, so if you have never used Ebay before, I would probably try something like Craigslist, or something along those lines. Selling to uninformed customers is a good idea too.