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Windows 7: What Would My System Cost To Buy


24 Apr 2010   #1

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)
 
 
What Would My System Cost To Buy

I am sure many have the same questions that I do after finishing a rig:

  • What would it cost to have a pro custom build a system with the same components as my system
  • What might I get for it today after one years use
  • How much might I get by parting it out
I am not actually interested in selling my system as I am a lousy sales man, I cannot sell a dollar for fifteen cents. I was just curious. Of course we all know the Trill Of A Build, I probably would sell if I could get enough to knock a good chunk out of the cost of another build. You know, to get that feeling again you get when you see a large brown truck stop in front of the house, you start salivating and get all giddy. The fear just before you kick the switch the first time?

  • Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P
  • CPU I7 920 (CO)
  • CPU Cooling Intel OEM
  • Memory 6GB Patriot Viper DDR3 (3 x 2GB) 1333 (PC3 10666)
  • Hard Drives 32GB OCZ Vertex 1VTX30G SSD (OS)
  • 80GB WD Caviar Blue WD800JD (Auxilery Drive for SSD off loading)
  • 500GB 2.5" Seagate Momentus ST9500325AS (Personal Storage)
  • Crucial 2.5"HDD Docking Enclosure (sata internal/USB external)
  • Graphics Card MSI 4670 1GB
  • Card Reader with eSata port
  • PSU Antec EA 750 watt
  • Case Antec P180
  • OS 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Mouse Logitech Optical Trackman (Tracking Ball)
  • Keyboard Basic
  • 2 LED 120 fans
  • Samsung DVD-RW Lightscrib


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Apr 2010   #2

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BruhthaKuga View Post
I am sure many have the same questions that I do after finishing a rig:

  • What would it cost to have a pro custom build a system with the same components as my system
  • What might I get for it today after one years use
  • How much might I get by parting it out
I am not actually interested in selling my system as I am a lousy sales man, I cannot sell a dollar for fifteen cents. I was just curious. Of course we all know the Trill Of A Build, I probably would sell if I could get enough to knock a good chunk out of the cost of another build. You know, to get that feeling again you get when you see a large brown truck stop in front of the house, you start salivating and get all giddy. The fear just before you kick the switch the first time?

  • Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P
  • CPU I7 920 (CO)
  • CPU Cooling Intel OEM
  • Memory 6GB Patriot Viper DDR3 (3 x 2GB) 1333 (PC3 10666)
  • Hard Drives 32GB OCZ Vertex 1VTX30G SSD (OS)
  • 80GB WD Caviar Blue WD800JD (Auxilery Drive for SSD off loading)
  • 500GB 2.5" Seagate Momentus ST9500325AS (Personal Storage)
  • Crucial 2.5"HDD Docking Enclosure (sata internal/USB external)
  • Graphics Card MSI 4670 1GB
  • Card Reader with eSata port
  • PSU Antec EA 750 watt
  • Case Antec P180
  • OS 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Mouse Logitech Optical Trackman (Tracking Ball)
  • Keyboard Basic
  • 2 LED 120 fans
  • Samsung DVD-RW Lightscrib

If it helps you at all ... You pay for the parts...
I usually charge $75 to assemble a system,
$150 to assemble and install an OS...

In that I include 30 days of free labour on service.
For an extra $150 I will provide 1 year of free labour on service.

Outside of that I charge $40.00 per hour for general service calls.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is a very nice system which you could not buy off the shelf. And if you had a system builder build it, my guess would be that he'll charge you US$1300 to $1500. As a used system it should fetch US$ 800 to $900. But you still have to find a buyer.
I would OC the I7 to e.g. 3.5GHz. That always sounds good as a sales argument.
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25 Apr 2010   #4

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)
 
 

I have been dreaming about upgrading the CPU Cooling, the GPU but for sure not until the effects the firmi will have on the GPU market have been manifested, and a better SSD but again, not until the technology has matured, there are some promising developments looming ahead for SSDs, and a sound card, all of which are totally not needed but as a card carrying Hardware Junkie we don't see reason in these maters.
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