How much is this worth?

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  1. Twilight Loz
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    Last year, I built a computer. The parts in total cost approx £430-460. These are the things in my comp:
    Asus M4a785-TD V -Evo Motherboard
    AMD Phenom x2 II 550 3.1GHz (if overclocked, it will be a quad core cpu)
    Nvidia 9800Gt Geoforce
    500GB SATAII HDD
    4GB DDR3
    750W PSU - Antec
    DVD Drive
    Case

    If i forgot anything else, then add them onto the list above.

    If I sell it, how much would I get?

    and on average, if you made a comp with all the latest parts and then sold it, then how much profit would you get?
     
  2. Originality

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    You would get as much as someone is willing to pay for it.

    For the listed comp, I would imagine £350-400.

    If you made a comp with all the latest parts, it'd sell for around £1000-1500, depending on the choices made when picking parts (e.g. SSD). When converting to dollars, make it around $1300-2000. As for how much profit you get... that entirely depends on how much someone is willing to pay for the service of finding the parts and putting it together. In other words, don't try and make a business out of it unless you are very good at sourcing parts at cheaper-than-market prices (knowing someone who works for a major manufacturer like Dell helps there).
     
  3. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Overclocking doesn't add cores.
     
  4. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    A selling trick, or just being an idiot?
     
  5. Twilight Loz
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    it originally has 4 cores, but AMD locked 2 cores. Overclocking it unlocks those 2 cores (if overclocked properly)
     
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    Overclocking =/= unlocking.
     
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    I remember hearing that there is a high chance of instability when unlocking extra cores in AMD CPUs. It's better just to use it as it was originally designed.
     
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  9. Splych

    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

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    yeah , it was only before that people were lucky to get quad cores or even triple .
    most of the AMD Phenom II x2s are defective x4s that had unstable cores thus' making them into dual cores .
    after a few people had stable Phenom II x2s with 2 more cores unlocked , the demand was high for these CPUs . so to satisfy the demand , AMD made more and some were just x4s labeled as x2s .