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    Old 11-28-2010, 09:55 PM
    Mikevs Mikevs is offline
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    Default How much would my gaming rig be worth?

    I currently have a custom build that is about 3 years old. I will eventually plan to sell in in order to build a complete new rig. I am currently going to upgrade my graphics card to a gtx 460 but this is my current setup.

    Motherboard-Asus P5Q
    GPU- EVGA Nvidia GTS 250
    RAM- 8gb of OCZ Reaper 1066 DDR2
    CPU- Intel Q6600 Overclocked to 3.2ghz
    CPU Cooler- ThermalTake DuelOrb
    DVD Drive- LiteON DVD-CD RW
    Case-Antec 900 (1st Generation)
    Hard Drive- Western Digital 640GB Black
    Power Supply- Coolermaster 750W (not sure which model its 3 years old)
    Sound Card- Creative SB Audigy
    OS- Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

    What do you guys think its worth if I sold it now. Should I sell it now or just upgrade certain parts. What parts should I upgrade if I am going to keep it. Thanks
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    Old 11-28-2010, 11:06 PM
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    id say if grab a

    EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked 1024MB GDDR5 £150 approx

    sell your EVGA GTS 250 for £50 id say you'd get

    - basically as you suggested but if you do it with that model you spend all of £100 and it will mince the 768 edition GTX460's as well as most 1024 versions. -- so you can figure the potential with SLI of this edition..

    Now the core2 quads i believe your Q6600 is im unsure on chipsets, as their are 2 LGA775's but im unsure the difference of the G or P series..

    price to power ratio (due to your overclocked Q6600 you're probably better off not paying out for an I7 yet. but dependant on your LGA775 chipset limiations you could be stuck with DDR2 system ram)


    But to answer your question a price for that as if you were to sell as a whole id say

    Asus p5Q - £50
    Nvidia GTS250 - £50
    Ram 8gb - £40-65 (if your lucky buyer might be stuck with DDR2 mobo and have no option but to pay the discounted premium this ram used to cost)
    Antec 900 - £40
    HDD - £25
    3 year old PSU i dont think you really can put a price on and im unfamiliar with coolermasters manufacturer warranty. i believe it is 3years.
    Soundcard £15 tops id say
    Windows 7 obv you wont be selling exactly
    CPU cooler = cheap as chips probably wont fetch any cash on
    Intel Q6600 OC'd - if u can sell it stable at 3.2 id say you might even get £100 for that puppy.

    so on a good sale id say you're looking at around £300 plus as a system.

    (prices based on 1/2 retail price of components taking component age into consideration)

    hope this helps
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    Old 11-29-2010, 01:52 AM
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    I wouldnt sell it. You could buy a 5870 and be done with it. Youve got enough CPU power for gaming especially if you throw a mild overclock on it so a 5870 would allow you to max out any game on the market right now at 1920x1080 with the possible exception of Metro. If you really wanted to go all out, toss a GTX580 in there and max out any game at 1920x1200 INCLUDING Metro!
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    Old 12-04-2010, 03:20 AM
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    Thanks guys are there any more ideas? At least what parts should i get rid off should i get rid of the motherboard and spend over 500 dollars in a cpu and ram? 8gb even for ddr2 seems plenty and i am having no problems with games except on super high settings. Will getting a gtx 460 1gb bottleneck my computer or should the video card be good. And when should I do a whole revamp. Thanks
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