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#1 Nathan0918

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 01:35 PM

I currently have this PC (Sell for $900-$100)

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97X-SLI
Processor: i5-4690K
RAM: 24 GB (2x8GB) & (2X4GB) Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600
Power: EVGA 750B
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970
SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB
HDD: Seagate 3TB
Case: NZXT S340

Fan: Hyper EVO 212

I have the option to buy this PC for $1300

Motherboard: Asus - ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA ATX LGA1151
Processor: i7-6700K
RAM: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3200
Power: Corsair - 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX
GPU: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX
SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 1TB
HDD: Seagate 3TB

 

 

With that being said 

Do you think my selling price and buying prices are fair? That leaves me $300-$400 to upgrade my current build if I don't buy the other.

What are my options?

 

I do lightweight gaming and music production

Also might be interested in streaming once I get better internet

Thanks!


Edited by Nathan0918, 10 April 2018 - 01:35 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 01:44 PM

Lightweight gaming = ?

 

GTX1080 does not sound card for "lightweight" gaming as GTX970 should be more than enough. Any problems with computer you already have?



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 01:50 PM

Lightweight gaming = ?

 

GTX1080 does not sound card for "lightweight" gaming as GTX970 should be more than enough. Any problems with computer you already have?

Rocket league, fortnite, CS:GO about 10-15 hours a week. It was more of the idea that I could get the upgrade for ~$300 if everything sells. 

No problems with the current build, just want to take advantage of a possible upgrade if its worth it. 



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 01:52 PM

If you can really make that upgrade just for $300, that's good deal. However I doubt you get $1000 for first system...



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 03:13 PM

If you can really make that upgrade just for $300, that's good deal. However I doubt you get $1000 for first system...

What would you say I would get for that build then?

EDIT: This is my build without GPU or motherboard price

 

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Zk7TCb
 
CPU: Intel - Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($298.28 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($19.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard 
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($149.49 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($76.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($99.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($84.12 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card 
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: EVGA - 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $875.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-10 19:07 EDT-0400
 
I would say the GPU and motherboard would add about $300-$400 to that price

Edited by Nathan0918, 10 April 2018 - 06:08 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 02:51 AM

Because you can get new much better i5-8600K around same price as i7-4690K, it's highly unlike nobody pays full price for obsolete i5-4690K.

 

That's used system so you probably would not get same price as new. Usually used systems goes about 60-70% price of new system price. Adding motherboard $120 + GPU ($150 because current prices but unsuitable for mining) that makes $1145 and 60% of that makes $690. 70% would make $800.

 

You could find someone who pays $1000 but I doubt that. I personally would pay at most around $650 because memory is DDR3, not DDR4 and motherboard socket is obsolete. You perhaps could make more money selling parts separately but there is high risk you cannot sell all parts.

 

Before considering that another system, you should sell current one first for good price. If you can get around $900, that's very good deal. And then you have many options, including new build.


Edited by Drillingmachine, 11 April 2018 - 02:52 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 08:41 PM

I say leave your system be, especially for now as mining has driven GPU's up in price and any upgrade path will not be that much different than what you have.

 

You got a good system there, hang onto it until your system dies.

There is no shame in that hardware, it will be viable for quite some time now.

You got a nice machine there, just keep it clean of dust and defrag your mechanical hard drive now and then.

Your machine may not be state of the art anymore but its still got legs on her.


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