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Topic # 129483 17-Sep-2013 16:42
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Hi all,
I am emigrating and won't be taking my beautiful PC with me so would like an indication of what kind of price it's possibly worth. 

ASUS P8Z77-V Intel Z77 DDR3 SLI+Crossfire Wi-Fi PCI-E3.0 LGA1155.
Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.50Ghz 8MB 95W LGA1155
Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Mushkin Blackline FrostByte 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3-1600 CL9 (993995).
Intel 520 Series 120GB 2.5" SATA3 6GB/s 34nm SSD
Intel 320 Series 80GB 3GB/S 25NM SSD
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 64MB 6Gb/s SATA3.
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 32MB 6Gb/s SATA3.
Sapphire Radeon HD7850 OC 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E3.0 (11200-01-20G)
LG GH24NS70 24X DVD Writer SATA OEM.
Seasonic M12II 750W 80Plus Bronze Power Supply
Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Mid-Tower Quiet Case.

Just over 9 months RTB Warranty remaining

I will also be selling my Dell UltraSharp U2410 24" IPS Monitor which is not quite a year old. Any idea what this would be worth?


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  Reply # 897088 17-Sep-2013 16:42
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you.




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  Reply # 897137 17-Sep-2013 17:34
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Drool :-p

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 897153 17-Sep-2013 18:45
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Nice PC, Trademe is good for pricing up goods :) helped me a lot.






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  Reply # 897223 17-Sep-2013 21:07
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BinaryLimited: Nice PC, Trademe is good for pricing up goods :) helped me a lot.


I haven't spotted anything close to this so haven't a clue where to start with listing it. Selling it is going to break my heart but risking a long transport is just too big of a risk :-( 

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  Reply # 897228 17-Sep-2013 21:12
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Elpie:
BinaryLimited: Nice PC, Trademe is good for pricing up goods :) helped me a lot.


I haven't spotted anything close to this so haven't a clue where to start with listing it. Selling it is going to break my heart but risking a long transport is just too big of a risk :-( 


i would buy it but i have too many pc's and laptops as it is. Have you taken photos of the pc and the hardware inside the pc?
how are you planning on transporting it? container? dhl?




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  Reply # 897233 17-Sep-2013 21:23
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Are you positive you can't take it with you? Rather a shame to have to sell it!




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  Reply # 897246 17-Sep-2013 21:53
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BigHammer: Are you positive you can't take it with you? Rather a shame to have to sell it!


I want to take it but several issues have arisen:

1. No NZ shipping company will allow me to pack it myself. Their ideas for packing PC's include a single box (I was going to put it in the packing it came in, with a foam wad inside the case, then pack that box inside another padded out box) AND wrapping the whole box in plastic film. Plastic is a bad idea when the PC could be in the container for months. 

2. Weather and potential condensation problems. 
It would have to go in the container as the risk across three flights is too high. The container will have dehumidifying stuff in it but that can't keep all moisture out. The shipment will be leaving in NZ summer, crossing the ocean (not sure at this stage whether it will go across the Pacific then overland or through the Canal and up the east coast of the US), then arriving in the midst of Canadian winter. We are looking at potentially a 40C-50C temperature change. If border control decide to inspect the shipment (which they most probably will given that it includes camping gear and canoes) the container could be sitting on the dock for several weeks. Temperatures could be anywhere between zero and -20C, or if it hits as low as it has at times, creeping towards -40C. It will be out in rain and snow and I'm not confident that the PC will like the temperatures. 

3.Shippers have variously quoted 3 or 4 months and up to 6 months. I can't live that long without a PC so would be better off not taking the risks, selling it and buying something when I get there. 

I agree, its a real shame to have to sell it. It is everything I want in a PC with room to grow and update in due course, as needed. I thought I was future-proofing when I got it but didn't know then (or indeed, until a few weeks ago) that I was upping stakes and moving to Montreal. <sigh>

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  Reply # 897247 17-Sep-2013 21:55
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I would've imagined something like $1700 perhaps. You could build a comparable, new Haswell-based system for about $2200-ish.




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I'd be inclined to break it down into individual parts and pack it strategically in a suitcase or two.

Many years ago I actually lugged a complete desktop to the USA and back. Only minor mishandling damage! Obviously not something I'd do these days. (and don't ask why I went to the trouble!)




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  Reply # 897583 18-Sep-2013 12:16
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Inphinity: I would've imagined something like $1700 perhaps. You could build a comparable, new Haswell-based system for about $2200-ish.


Ugh! If that's all my system is worth, bearing in mind that its still under warranty, then I am looking at losing a heap of money. Damn, components must have got cheap this year :-( 



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  Reply # 897586 18-Sep-2013 12:21
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BigHammer: I'd be inclined to break it down into individual parts and pack it strategically in a suitcase or two.

Many years ago I actually lugged a complete desktop to the USA and back. Only minor mishandling damage! Obviously not something I'd do these days. (and don't ask why I went to the trouble!)


Bet that was before all these stupid TSA rules. Flights to North America don't permit this now. Basically, if you can't put it in carry-on it needs to go some other way. 

That said, if I am looking at losing too much money on it I might investigate couriers. Risky, but might work. 

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  Reply # 897592 18-Sep-2013 12:28
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Well before the TSA rules. I had two checked suitcases, and it was in one of them (tightly packed with clothing to assist with damage prevention). It was the only way I could make it work at the time. Did have to replace the chassis when I got home though. Think the suitcase was used as a bowling ball. It was worth the risk at the time.




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  Reply # 897595 18-Sep-2013 12:30
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Elpie:
Inphinity: I would've imagined something like $1700 perhaps. You could build a comparable, new Haswell-based system for about $2200-ish.


Ugh! If that's all my system is worth, bearing in mind that its still under warranty, then I am looking at losing a heap of money. Damn, components must have got cheap this year :-( 


If you don't mind me asking, how much were you expecting to get?




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  Reply # 897604 18-Sep-2013 12:42
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Inphinity: I would've imagined something like $1700 perhaps. You could build a comparable, new Haswell-based system for about $2200-ish.


yeah I'd guess about that as well. I built a new box back in Feb that I put $1700 into but would now be lucky to sell for $1100 I reckon. Personally I'd also rather have a single 256 gig ssd and single 3 TB rusty drive instead of multiple smaller drives. Less power and cables to worry about. 

Still a very nice rig though...maybe rip out the guts and take it with you and get another case at the other end?




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  Reply # 897704 18-Sep-2013 14:16
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Inphinity: I would've imagined something like $1700 perhaps. You could build a comparable, new Haswell-based system for about $2200-ish.


And for that price you'd get a a Z87 platform, single 240GB SSD and 2TB HDD, along with brand new components. You'd also have the option of getting a gruntier video card than the 7850, which isn't really a good match for that CPU. I think $500 discount from new is fair for this system.

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