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What is my system worth?


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DACJR

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I'm going to try selling this system I just built. I was wondering what other people thought it was worth so I could set a good price for it. The price I have in mind might be too high. I was thinking about $1,400 dollars.

Specs: ASUS P7P55D Deluxe motherboard, Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB 1600 RAM, EVGA GeForce GT 240 1GB DDR5 Video Card, CoolITsystems ECO Advanced Liquid Cooler, Intel Core i5 655K 3.2Ghz unlocked, Coolmax RM-750B 750W PSU, XION Predator Gaming Case, Seagate 7200rpm SATA 6/GBs 80GB HDD, Sony Optiarc DVD/CD-RW, Windows 7 x64 Professional, 1 x 200mm blue led fan, 2 x 120mm blue led fans, 1 x 120mm fan.

The motherboard has a lot of features for overclocking and I know it doesn't matter much, but I used ArcticCooler MX-3 thermal grease.
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It is quite a good system, only problem is the hard drive, all those nice specs but only 80GB?
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I had already went over budget so I was trying to find things I could cut money on. Being geared more towards gamers I figured the person who bought it probably has some hard drives they can put in it or I'd upgrade it after christmas.
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$125 - ASUS P7P55D Deluxe motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...1-634-_-Product

$104 - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB 1600 RAM
http://www.newegg.co...8-335-_-Product

$100 - EVGA GeForce GT 240 1GB DDR5 Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...0-542-_-Product

$65 - CoolITsystems ECO Advanced Liquid Cooler
http://www.antonline...5098.htm?sID=GP

$200 - Intel Core i5 655K 3.2Ghz unlocked
http://www.newegg.co...6-369-_-Product

$50 - Coolmax RM-750B 750W PSU
http://www.zipzoomfl...rodlist=froogle

$75 - XION Predator Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.co...tor Gaming Case

$36 - Seagate 7200rpm SATA 6/GBs 80GB HDD (Note: Seriously doubt that there is an 80GB SATA 6/GBs available)
http://www.newegg.co...ICE&PageSize=20

$17 - Sony Optiarc DVD/CD-RW
http://www.newegg.co...8-031-_-Product

$140 - Windows 7 x64 Professional
http://www.newegg.co...6-758-_-Product

$19 - 1 x 200mm blue led fan
http://www.newegg.co...ICE&PageSize=20

$12 ($6 each) - 2 x 120mm blue led fans
http://www.newegg.co...ICE&PageSize=20

$4 - 1 x 120mm fan
http://www.newegg.co...ICE&PageSize=20

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$947 - Total, plus shipping and handling.
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DACJR

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I know how much it cost me to build it......
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Computers are like cars. The depreciate as soon as you build them. There is no way you will get anywhere close to what you paid for it. :)
As Spyware has pointed out the same parts now cost less I'm sure then when you bought them . :(
That is not saying you might find someone who would pay that but realistically the price I as a system builder would be looking to sell that system for is more around the $1100 to $1200 price mark. :D
Typical markup is 30 percent so at the price Spyware quoted you would be looking at $1231
Now that's a retail estimation and that would also include a 1 year warranty which you as the system builder would be responsible for doing. ;)
If you are not willing to supply that warranty then you have to take that in account on the price and drop the price down to $1100 to $1150. ;)
The person buying the system then would receive all warranty papers and documentation you got when you bought all the parts. ;)


Just a FYI also.
I have been custom building and selling systems for 15 plus years now and that markup never works in reality when selling as a private person.
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DACJR

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That is what I was looking for, sorry. I spent $800 building it. I just built it so it's all brand new. I was looking for how much to mark up. I was thinking $1400 and thought that was too much. Thanks.
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Yep at 800 you should be looking at the 1050 range :D
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