how much can i sell my PC for?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by milecastle, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. milecastle

    milecastle OSNN Junior Addict

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    I have finally decided to get rid of my sh~t dell PC and build my own - but first i need to sell it to help raise as much money as possible.

    What do you all think I could get for this PC and where is the best place/way to sell it. Here it is:

    Dell Dimension 4400
    P4 1.8GHz (256kb/400MHz FSB)
    Intel D845PT motherboard
    768MB DDR (266MHz) ram
    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    40GB 5200rpm hard disk
    Samsung CDRW/DVD CD 32x8x4x DVD4x
    Inbuilt sound
    Dell E771a 17"
    XP Pro
    harman/kardon speakers, internet ready etc...

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Eck

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    I think you could probably get $400 for it since it's a complete system with monitor, speakers, and I'm guessing mouse and keyboard. It's a pretty decent system, even though it has a slower Pentium 4 the generous amount of RAM is nice.

    Dell sells comparable new systems for around the same price though, so it's always tough to compete with them (basically the new Celeron Ds are just like your Pentium 4 - same bus speed, same cache). $400 might be pushing it.

    *Edit* Actually Celeron Ds have a 533MHz bus speed, not 400MHz. :O. Not that it matters, just correcting myself.
     
  3. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    You could probably get more because it does have Windows XP Pro AND a monitor. Things that are hurting this computer:
    Hard Drive being that it is just a 5200 RPM (Isn't it usually 5400RPM?) :)
    Your processor is older, but still in the P4 genre'

    I'd say try for $500+

    Windows XP Pro = $199 for the upgrade, $150 for the OEM
    Vidio Card = $54
    Monitor = $130
    HD = $20
    Ram = $75
    Mobo = $50
    Processor = $50
    Optical Drive = $20
    Speakers = $20
     
  4. Eck

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    $500 is a tough sale.

    I just configured a Dell Dimension 3000 with the following specs:

    Intel Celeron D Processor 2.4GHz 533MHz Bus
    Windows XP Home
    90 Day Warranty, 90 Day at home service, 1 year technical support
    512MB Dual Channel DDR 400
    40GB 7200RPM harddrive
    48X CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive
    Refurbished 17" E773 CRT Monitor
    Integrated Audio and Video
    Dell A215 Speakers
    Dell Mouse And Keyboard
    Word Perfect

    So basically, a processor that is 600MHz faster with a faster bus speed, a 90 day warranty with 1 year tech support, faster RAM, faster harddrive, faster CD-ROM, newer same sized monitor, 6 months free dial up, but with integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2.

    $506, shipped.

    $400 seems fair.
     
  5. Taggert_LOA

    Taggert_LOA Modding Addict Political User

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    let's not also forget the buyer has to pay shipping. which is around 100.00 or more.
     
  6. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    He could try parting out the pieces to possibly make some more.
    But you're also looking at a processor with half the cache, and the title of "Celeron" That's a big issue with lots of people. Anyways. if you want to sell at $400 go ahead. I think it's fair for that system as well.
     
  7. Eck

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    Actually the Celeron D has 256k cache, the same as his Pentium 4. It also has the 133FSB/533 MHz system bus, compared to his 100FSB/400 MHz system bus, so it's actually faster. But yeah, it's still a "Celeron," heh.
     
  8. LeeJend

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    Used pricing:

    Dell Dimension 4400
    $30 P4 1.8GHz (256kb/400MHz FSB)
    $30 845PT motherboard
    $60 DDR (266MHz) ram
    $30 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    $20 40GB 5200rpm hard disk
    $20 Samsung CDRW/DVD CD 32x8x4x DVD4x
    $0 Inbuilt sound
    $100 Dell E771a 17"
    $120 XP Pro (assuming you have a CD and can transfer the lisence)
    $20 harman/kardon speakers, internet ready etc...
    $430 Total at most

    Problem is similar systems with a warrantee are going for about the same new from Dell. Good luck selling it.
     
  9. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Regular P4's have a 512kB L2 cache, personally I think you'd be lucky to get $400 for it.
     
  10. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    Well...I think it all depends on who u sell too. If u sell to someone that doesnt know crap about computers u could sell it with ease but that would be mean tryin to rip someone off but its a eas way to get some money.
     
  11. Taggert_LOA

    Taggert_LOA Modding Addict Political User

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    ebay it and take what you can get.
     
  12. Eck

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    Not the socket 423s, which is what he has. He even says so in his description...