1999 Gaming Computer Upgade-Part 2

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1999 Gaming Computer Upgade-Part 2

Postby aircommando13 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:16 pm

Ok now I have the monitor, speakers, and mouse so my system is officially complete check out the difference at this link, shows a before and after picture.

http://aircom.smugmug.com/gallery/50978 ... 3407_TKbPB

3dmark01 comparison, after some overclocking

1999 gaming rig: 691
2008 gaming rig: 34,223

new components:
PROSCAN 42" 1080p LCD HDTV
Harman 2.1 speakers
logitech G5 mouse

What is a good selling price for this computer, not including the monitor, keyboard, mouse or speakers with the specs in my sig? Also it has vista ultimate and microsoft office 2007 installed so keep that in mind. I'm hoping for somewhere around $800 or more, but I don't really know that much about selling a computer.
Intel E8500 @ 4.0GHz
4GB(2 x 2GB) DDR2 800MHz
EVGA 750i SLI FTW
Seagate 7200.11 500GB HD
EVGA GTX 260 55nm
Antec 630 watt PSU
Samsung 22x DVD/+/-RW Burner
Antec p182 Case

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Re: 1999 Gaming Computer Upgade-Part 2

Postby smack323 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:55 am

i'll compair it to a new computer my friend bought off ebay..

centurion case
win XP pro
core2duo E6750 overclocked to 3.0
8600 gts 256mb
Nforce 650i motherboard- sli
2gb Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800mhz
250gb Sata HD
NEC DVD Burner
7-1 memory card reader
and Crysis game

He got this system for under $600 including shipping, and I personally would prefer this system over the one in your sig. I would say you might be looking at more the $450-$500 range.
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Re: 1999 Gaming Computer Upgade-Part 2

Postby aircommando13 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:12 am

hmm maybe i will have to throw in some other stuff.
XFX 9600GT OC >>> 8600GTS
E4500 OC < E6750 OC
630i MOBO < 650i MOBO
Patirot 2GB DDR2 = Corsair 2GB DDR2(assuming timings are the same)
360GB SATA HD > 250GB SATA HD
Samsung DVD burner = NEC DVD burner(assuming same write times)
A-TOP Gladiator case(w/ custom lighting and cooling tweaking) > Centurion Case
empty slot < 7-1 card reader
empty DVD drive < Crysis

Honestly though I don't think it is that inferior to the system you mentioned, considering the 9600 GT is 90% better than the 8600GTS in performance(how does he expect to play Crysis with that btw?), It probably actually does better in games. Plus with more storage and a sweet looking case, I'd say $600 would be fairly easy to get. The slower cpu and mobo dropped me $200, but I'll try and have other software like office ultimate 2007(retailed at $399), a few games like COD4 and Oblivion(i know its old but it still looks good), and antispyware programs and stuff like that ot get it back up. I am willing to put in w/e it takes to sell the computer at $800 or more now that I have seen what i could get for new parts on newegg lol.
Intel E8500 @ 4.0GHz
4GB(2 x 2GB) DDR2 800MHz
EVGA 750i SLI FTW
Seagate 7200.11 500GB HD
EVGA GTX 260 55nm
Antec 630 watt PSU
Samsung 22x DVD/+/-RW Burner
Antec p182 Case

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Re: 1999 Gaming Computer Upgade-Part 2

Postby tnynyn » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:00 pm

Prices are dropping really fast since newer cpus are about to come out in q4. I say just to get BARELY to 800 range, you'd have to throw in a monitor (22-24in LCD)
and/or
upgrade the cpu to e8xxx series
upgrade to 500gb+ harddrives (maybe 2)
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Re: 1999 Gaming Computer Upgade-Part 2

Postby smack323 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:13 am

He doesnt use that card to play games. he bought a 8800 gts 512mb. I was just going as a baseline. I wouldnt say either computer is really hands down better that the other.. My thought was that i would replace the video card in both of them. So all else being the same I personally would take a hit on the case and storage for a better CPU and MB. When compairing a cost of $800 to $600.. have you tried to just put it up on craigslist and see what kind of offers you get at $800? - its free to list things. i've sold quite a bit on that site.
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Re: 1999 Gaming Computer Upgade-Part 2

Postby aircommando13 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:29 am

settled for a happy medium, starting at 700 on ebay. I have one bid so far, but I don't know if it's a serious bid or not, I'll just have to wait and see.
Intel E8500 @ 4.0GHz
4GB(2 x 2GB) DDR2 800MHz
EVGA 750i SLI FTW
Seagate 7200.11 500GB HD
EVGA GTX 260 55nm
Antec 630 watt PSU
Samsung 22x DVD/+/-RW Burner
Antec p182 Case


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