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Subject: How much should I sell my old computer for?
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Terry_M21 May 19, 2017 08:59 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I purchased a new computer and need to get rid of my old one.

Q6600 processor /w Thermalright ULTIMA-90 6 Heatpipe Cooler (stable overclock up to 3.2 ghz)
Asus P5-K Premium motherboard
Geforce 660 GTX TI
8 gigs (2x2) of G.SKILL DDR-2 800 (PC2-6400) "purchased this winter"
Thermaltake VA8000 Armor Super Tower Case
Thermaltake Toughpower 750W Power supply
Western Digital SE16 500GB SATA2 7200RPM Hardrive

An older machine but still runs just fine and can play modern/new games on mid range settings. I'd suggest installing a new hard drive. The current harddrive is wiped a suitable for storage primarily. I had an SSD in which made a huge difference but I moved it to my new computer.

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Mr. Friendly™ May 19, 2017 09:14 AM Reply | Bookmark
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$200 - $300. it's a 10 year old CPU...good for a mom n pop that need to surf, but not much more.

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Dr. Steve Brule May 19, 2017 09:19 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I gave one very similar to that to a neighbor who had a very old celeron desktop and was wondering why it was so slow.

Didn't have the GTX and only 4gb DDR2 though.

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Terry_M21 May 19, 2017 09:50 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Uh, I was playing the new Doom on 1080 with mid-range settings with 45FPS on average and Skyrim with over 200+ mods including many graphical improvements as well on 45FPS average. Not just a machine to surf the internet, the Q6600 was a very capable CPU.

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Chicoman May 19, 2017 10:16 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Computer hardware depreciates very quickly even sitting unopened on a shelf, but more so when used :(
Did something change since last year when you posted the below?

Quote: (Terry_M21 @ May 19 2017, 09:50 AM)

Financially it doesn't make the most sense for me right now, but my computer is nearing the end of it's life
I assembled the computer through NCIX back in 2007; it's a Q6600 overclocked to 3.2 and still going, stable and reliable. On a ASUS P5-K board that only takes DDR-2 ram. The only upgrades I've made to it are video card (currently has a 660 GTX ti) and I added an SSD.

It still runs well and plays most new games at reasonable settings... up until this year; my PC can't really handle Doom with 4 gigs of ram.

With the 1060 GTX coming out soon I feel it may be a good time for a new PC build... should I consider holding off until the holidays or next year? Does anyone anticipate any significant leaps or price drops on current tech?

I may just throw in another 4 gigs of ram into the old beast and add the GTX 1060 in it once it's available and try to get another 6-18 months out of my computer

http://forums.ncix.com/forums/?mode=showthread&forum=116&threadid=2739828&pagenumber=0&msgcount=0&subpage=1

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Terry_M21 May 19, 2017 10:22 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Yes, I added 4 gigs of ram to it. And by end of it's life I was meaning more so that new games coming can no longer be played on High settings and that it's no longer possible to upgrade it by adding more memory beyond DDR-2 or 8 gigs, or a better CPU... Aside from adding a new video card or a better drive not much else can be done to upgrade it. But with an SSD I'd compare it's speed and power and capability to play games to that of a PS4 of Xbox One.

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BoredNow May 22, 2017 08:02 AM Reply | Bookmark
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$200 or under.

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Coach_ May 22, 2017 11:05 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I would take whatever I could get for that computer.

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computer_guru May 22, 2017 12:55 PM Reply | Bookmark
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You'd be better to part it out. Anyone wanting to buy the nice case, psu, okay GPU is most likely looking at the lack of storage size/ssd, lack of upgrade path (having to replace CPU/mobo/Ram and even possibly add more ram, so that really takes away from the system as a whole. As is I would guesstimate $200ish, but parting it out could net you $350ish. You might find a buyer out there though, just post it, it's free !

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nToxik May 23, 2017 08:58 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I would turn it into an Unraid NAS box.

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Steve_T May 26, 2017 07:43 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I agree

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