AdviceCo-Worker Trying to Sell me PC - Is this a Good Price???Posted:

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I have never had a computer nicer than the Dell laptop provided by my High School (i5 CPU, no GPU, average laptop). I've been thinking for a while about investing in a nicer computer which I would use for a bit of gaming, a bit of CAD 3D designing, and some crypto mining.

My Co-Worker recently told me he is trying to sell his old PC and get a new one. When I heard this i told him i might be interested in buying it, so he sent me this list of parts and prices he wants for them (prices based on average price of used component on Ebay). He says that he spent a lot of time making the PC look good, so it has matching colors, LED's and over all is very clean looking. He built the computer a few years ago, and has since had to change a few of the parts so it is kind of a mash up heavily used and slightly used parts as well as everything in between.

Please let me know if you think this computer is worth the asking price of $900, and if not how much I should offer him. Also if you feel I could build a better computer for gaming/workstation/mining purposes for the price or for less money, please let me know. $900, while within reach after some saving, is still a lot of money and more than I would like to spend (although I am willing if this is a good deal).

CPU: i7 - 3770k - $200
Ram: 16 GB Corsair DDR3 9-9-9-24 - $40
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77 - $155
Power Supply: OCZ 1000W Gold Rated - $140
Case: Corsair Graphite 600T White - $75
GPU: EVGA GTX 680 - $150
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 Water Cooler - $50
SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB - $90
OS: Windows 10x64 - Free
*TOTAL: $900

Thank you!
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God no, that's a terrible price. $40 for 16GB RAM is alright, but that's it.

GTX 680 is worth $70, at most. 3770k is worth $150 at most. Motherboard is worth no more than $100, so $300 total for CPU, Mobo, and RAM. PSU absolutely is not worth $140.

The entire system, minus SSD is worth $550 at the absolute most.

You can buy a brand new 240-256GB SSD for less than $90 so a used 256GB SSD is not remotely worth $90.
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Okay, thank you for the advice. Haha I'm glad I asked because he had me pretty much convinced it was a steal and I was about to waste what little money I had.

Any suggestions for a starting point I should offer him if i were going to buy it?
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