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30 Aug 2014   #1
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Advice needed about computers.

For the moment I seem to have three systems, two of the systems are just standing up and about doing nothing particular, now I need some advice from this jolly forum about what I'm gonna do.

Lets get down to business:

PC n.1:
PSU: Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W 80Plus Gold
Case: CM Elite 310 Mid Tower Silver/Black
MoBo: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4
CPU: AMD A4-5300
- Cooler: Respire T20
GPU: 2x AMD Radeon HD 7870
RAM: 4GB 1333mhz
Fans: 4x Arctic F9 (92x92x25mm) + 2x ThermalTake X-Silent 140mm

PC n.2:
PSU: Antec 500W 80Plus Bronze
Case: Antec Sonata III 500
MoBo: ASUS M4A87TD/USB3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555
- Cooler: stock
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6850
RAM: 4x2GB 1600mhz

PC n.3 (currently using):
OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU:
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 3.40GHz 40 C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM:
8,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 663MHz (9-9-9-24)
Case:
ThermalTake Overseer RX-1
Motherboard:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. SABERTOOTH Z77 (LGA1155) 29 C
Graphics:
BenQ E2420HD (1920x1080@60Hz)
SyncMaster (1280x1024@60Hz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
Hard Drives:
1863GB Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH164 (SATA) 30 C
477GB Crucial_CT512MX100SSD1 (SSD) 21 C
2795GB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 (SATA) 24 C
Optical Drives:
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Optiarc DVD RW AD-5280S
Audio:
Realtek High Definition Audio


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30 Aug 2014   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi there BorisTheAnimal,

Have you maybe forgotten the question?
Sorry if i'm missing something but you have mentioned you want to computer advice and told us you have 3 computers and what the specifications are.

What advice do you want?

Regards,
Jamie
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30 Aug 2014   #3
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Hi there BorisTheAnimal,

Have you maybe forgotten the question?
Sorry if i'm missing something but you have mentioned you want to computer advice and told us you have 3 computers and what the specifications are.

What advice do you want?

Regards,
Jamie
Well I did however say that n.1+2 were only standing in my room collecting dust but it seems it was not specific enough, sorry about that.

Basically, is there a market value for my goods? Or should I build something, like a NAS server?
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30 Aug 2014   #4
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Your computer number 1 will bottleneck crossfired HD 7870 and will still bottleneck a single 7870. Go with something a little bit lower to par with the A4-5300.
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30 Aug 2014   #5
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Your computer number 1 will bottleneck crossfired HD 7870 and will still bottleneck a single 7870. Go with something a little bit lower to par with the A4-5300.
Thanks for the advice, though this is not a shopping cart, I own these items so um yup.
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30 Aug 2014   #6
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

To sell it as a system if you aren't including an OS I would say you could get about 200 on ebay for those if that. Maybe add a little more if you have a legit OS going with it.

You may be able to take them apart and sell them as parts and make a decent amount of money assuming they are clean and in good working order.
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31 Aug 2014   #7
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
To sell it as a system if you aren't including an OS I would say you could get about 200 on ebay for those if that. Maybe add a little more if you have a legit OS going with it.

You may be able to take them apart and sell them as parts and make a decent amount of money assuming they are clean and in good working order.
Explain how can it bottleneck?
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31 Aug 2014   #8
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BorisTheAnimal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
To sell it as a system if you aren't including an OS I would say you could get about 200 on ebay for those if that. Maybe add a little more if you have a legit OS going with it.

You may be able to take them apart and sell them as parts and make a decent amount of money assuming they are clean and in good working order.
Explain how can it bottleneck?
Your CPU came with AMD Radeon 7480d graphics card. Are you sure you have two 7870's? The 7480d is a lower end graphics card and would be the bottleneck if in fact you had it "crossfired" with a 7870, which is a higher end graphics card.

Since you are selling it, this really doesn't matter to you but either way, I doubt anyone is in the market for either of your first two PC's unless its for cheap. #1 would make you more money in parts for sure.
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31 Aug 2014   #9
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post

Your CPU came with AMD Radeon 7480d graphics card. Are you sure you have two 7870's? The 7480d is a lower end graphics card and would be the bottleneck if in fact you had it "crossfired" with a 7870, which is a higher end graphics card.

Since you are selling it, this really doesn't matter to you but either way, I doubt anyone is in the market for either of your first two PC's unless its for cheap. #1 would make you more money in parts for sure.
Yes I'm quite sure of it because one of the cards only have one fan but on the other there are two fans, and yeah forgot about the integrated graphics.

So now that you have explained and I have seen you have some superior knowledge of the market, could you give me like some advices on what price amounts I can put on the different parts?
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31 Aug 2014   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

All these questions are only valid in your region and economy. What I think someone would pay here in the US doesn't/shouldn't mean squat to what you'll get in Finland. I would look to donate to a needy cause and get a tax write off if you can or just do it because it will have the greatest impact for good. Otherwise sell by the part and what doesn't sell then you'll grow a inventory of bits and pieces for future builds for you or friends.
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