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Old 08-25-2011, 12:15 AM #1
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Someone help value my old computer?

I bought this like 5 months ago but it can't handle my media.

HP Pavilion elite
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intel i5 2.67 Ghz

Someone help value this?
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:18 AM #2
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What do you mean by media?
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:20 AM #3
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:20 AM #4
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:24 AM #5
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You could just get a mid level graphics card and use it for what you want. Depends on the PSU maybe.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:16 AM #6
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How much did you pay for it, and how old is it? Plan on getting under 50% of what you paid for it. Less depending on how old it is.

nvm...5 months old. So probably a little under 50% of what you paid.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:31 AM #7
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The depreciation (private sale, about $300 tops) you're going to get out of that system (I am guessing $800 to a $1000 new) will far out weight putting a little more money into it to get it to do what you need it to do. Not only are you taking a $500+ hit in depreciation, then you've got to turn around and spend another $1200 on a pre-built and hope it will do what you want, or spend $900 on building your own system to get the best bang for your buck. That means spending nearly $2000 just to have one system do what you need it to do.

Your limiting factor is the GPU, the Geforce 230, and getting a $200 to $250 card will go a long way toward making that system perform like you're wanting it to.

Edit: One of these should do quite nicely: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133397 However the 300 watt power supply may not keep up with the additional power draw of the 560 (power difference seen in the link below), so get one of these to go with: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817154026

GT 230 vs GTX 560: http://www.hwcompare.com/11025/gefor...force-gtx-560/ The 560 is about 5X more powerful/"faster" than the 230.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:02 AM #8
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The only thing bad i see in that machine is the gpu. get a GTX570 or 6970 and you'll be golden.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:29 PM #9
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Best bet would be to get a new video card. Just make sure your enough power with your psu and enough room in your case.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:54 PM #10
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Anyone recommending high end GPUs is overlooking the fact that whatever PSU he has will not be enough. Getting a mid level GPU should be fine, something like a 5770/6770/6850.
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I need a macbook for school, so I wanted to sell this.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:35 PM #12
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I need a macbook for school, so I wanted to sell this.
K...then a little under 50% of what you originally paid for it. You better have extra money somewhere because you are not going to get enough for a macbook from just selling your desktop
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I need a macbook for school, so I wanted to sell this.
If you've already got two grand set aside for a macbook, you dont need to sell this desktop. Selling this desktop will get you no where near the amount of money you need for a mac.

Good luck on ebay.
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