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How much is my PC worth?


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tiroshii

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Need to sell my desktop in order to keep my car on the road (student and very poor!) and was hoping for a general idea of how much it would be worth?

It's a custom built, second hand mid-spec gaming PC (runs most games mid-high settings) everything is fine with it however upon replacing the PSU recently the DVD drives no longer work, they are powered but won't read, I'll take a look later to see if it's wired correctly.

Here's the spec:

Motherboard: Asus P5B
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66GHz
Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2 6400
Hard Drive: 2x 250GB SATA2 Seagate
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro.
Sound Card: SoundMAX HD Audio
Operating System: XP Pro.

Any ideas or a rough price range I should be looking at?
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Computers depreciate like there's no tomorrow. You can pick up new systems for very little money now which effectively makes everything more than 18 months old effectively worthless. Realistically you would get more for the individual components on their own as opposed to the entire unit.
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Okay fair enough I was thinking about breaking it as another option.
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Donate it to a charitable organization. How about a family who doesn't have one and can't afford one?
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Donate it to a charitable organization. How about a family who doesn't have one and can't afford one?

The reason I'm selling it is to fund car insurance for next year.
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Probably worth about 100 USD at best and thats with Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard and speakers. also a working optical drive.
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It depends on a few things such as (i) is there a monitor (ii) if so, is a LCD or CRT (iii) does the computer come with a copy of XP on CD etc. Depending on the answers to those questions, I would say somewhere in the region of £100 - £150 at most
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£100 !?!?
My laptop has a lot less than those specs yet it's worth like £685.99 at most
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£100 !?!?
My laptop has a lot less than those specs yet it's worth like £685.99 at most

then you got ripped off! mine was 350 with double the ram and near to the same processor
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Bear in mind stupidhomer that (i) this is not a laptop and (ii) what a computer cost you is not the same as what it's worth now if you try to sell it.
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Actually I typed in my laptop model into google and I got various stores selling for £500-£700, although I did find it on ebay just now for £70 O_O
Anyway, I guess computers are worth a lot less than laptops now aren't they?

I'd buy your computer, but I have no cash :)
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Actually I typed in my laptop model into google and I got various stores selling for £500-£700


Are you talking about new or used?
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New, the used ones appear to cost only £70
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check www.GadgetValue.com - you can find the price of your computer there
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