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I have a guy local to me asking to trade for my macbook. he is offering this set up


Gaming PC, comes with Corsair K68 RGB, Corsair mouse, and steel series headsets. Asus 24 inch monitor. Desk comes with.

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-2972-KR 4GB GAMING w/ACX 2.0, Silent Cooling Graphics Card

Rosewill PHOTON Series 750W Full Modular Gaming Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, Single +12V Rail, Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Photon-750


Is this a good set up? im not too experienced in these. Looking for a beginner setup with medium level gaming. Give it a 0-10 rating! Thanks

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In exchange for a macbook, yes.
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This is really lacking in specs that or i am blindly missing something. So far we have a motherboard, GPU, PSU, monitor and keyboard/mouse/headset combo. There isn't much we can really help with in this sense without knowing the rest.

We are missing CPU, RAM, Case and cooling ETC.
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Mitochondria wroteThis is really lacking in specs that or i am blindly missing something. So far we have a motherboard, GPU, PSU, monitor and keyboard/mouse/headset combo. There isn't much we can really help with in this sense without knowing the rest.

We are missing CPU, RAM, Case and cooling ETC.


will ask for those!
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As above, missing several key components. Also, there are loads of MacBook's, don't know which you have or what it's worth. Even if I knew which one you had, I wouldn't be able to tell you how much it's worth because I don't keep up on Apple prices, best I could do is probably give you a value for the PC you're looking to trade for.

We'll need to know all of the specs before we can give you a price estimate for the system, and we'll need to know your currency- I'm assuming USD?

I'd also ask what specific Corsair mouse, and Steelseries headsets are included. As well as what switches are on the K68. I'm guessing it doesn't matter a whole lot to you, but it would be useful information to have nonetheless.

I noticed in the shoutbox that you'd been looking for help from other members. Just wanted to let you know that if you PM'd them, that's probably why you didn't get a response lol. Most of the time we prefer to post in the forums instead of PMs, and inboxes can get pretty cluttered sometimes.


*Edit* Just seen your edit. Here's a parts list with a rough estimate on used prices;
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($150.00)
CPU Cooler: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($30.00)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($80.00)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($100.00)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($30.00)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($120.00)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($50.00)
Total: $560.00

With the case, it would probably be worth around $600. Keyboard, mouse, headset(s) and a basic 1080p monitor are worth around $150ish. So you're definitely sitting in the $700-800 range for the lot. As for the system itself, definitely still a capable PC and it would pair perfectly well with the included monitor. If it's not a relatively new MacBook you have to trade, I'd definitely say it's a good deal, assuming everything works.
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13 wroteAs above, missing several key components. Also, there are loads of MacBook's, don't know which you have or what it's worth. Even if I knew which one you had, I wouldn't be able to tell you how much it's worth because I don't keep up on Apple prices, best I could do is probably give you a value for the PC you're looking to trade for.

We'll need to know all of the specs before we can give you a price estimate for the system, and we'll need to know your currency- I'm assuming USD?

I'd also ask what specific Corsair mouse, and Steelseries headsets are included. As well as what switches are on the K68. I'm guessing it doesn't matter a whole lot to you, but it would be useful information to have nonetheless.

I noticed in the shoutbox that you'd been looking for help from other members. Just wanted to let you know that if you PM'd them, that's probably why you didn't get a response lol. Most of the time we prefer to post in the forums instead of PMs, and inboxes can get pretty cluttered sometimes.


*Edit* Just seen your edit. Here's a parts list with a rough estimate on used prices;
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($150.00)
CPU Cooler: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($30.00)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($80.00)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($100.00)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($30.00)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($120.00)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($50.00)
Total: $560.00

With the case, it would probably be worth around $600. Keyboard, mouse, headset(s) and a basic 1080p monitor are worth around $150ish. So you're definitely sitting in the $700-800 range for the lot. As for the system itself, definitely still a capable PC and it would pair perfectly well with the included monitor. If it's not a relatively new MacBook you have to trade, I'd definitely say it's a good deal, assuming everything works.


I have a 2013 Macbook Pro 15in Retina display. he is interested he has told me. I have checked for other used listing for computers with my MacBooks specs and most are asking about $6-700
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If it's a 2013 Macbook, then yeah I'd say you're probably getting the better deal here. Again, assuming it is all working. If you could sell the Macbook for more than $800, you'd maybe be able to build a better system with used parts but it'd definitely be more hassle.

If you're trading, I'm assuming you'll be able to test the system beforehand. If you test it and it works fine, I see no reason not to trade unless you'd use the Macbook more than the PC. The GTX 970 is still a perfectly capable GPU and won't have any problems at 1080p so with the included monitor, you'll definitely be able to play anything you want comfortably with this PC. You'd probably want to add some storage though if it only comes with a 250GB SSD.
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13 wroteIf it's a 2013 Macbook, then yeah I'd say you're probably getting the better deal here. Again, assuming it is all working. If you could sell the Macbook for more than $800, you'd maybe be able to build a better system with used parts but it'd definitely be more hassle.

If you're trading, I'm assuming you'll be able to test the system beforehand. If you test it and it works fine, I see no reason not to trade unless you'd use the Macbook more than the PC. The GTX 970 is still a perfectly capable GPU and won't have any problems at 1080p so with the included monitor, you'll definitely be able to play anything you want comfortably with this PC. You'd probably want to add some storage though if it only comes with a 250GB SSD.


I highly appreciate the feedback. I have been wanting to switch to PC, and I believe this is perfect way. Even comes with a desk that I don't have for it currently which makes it that much better.
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I would do the trade, seems like a pretty decent desktop
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I would have done the trade and straight sell the computer for good $900-$1000 if very lucky, and completely make a new PC eith that budget and make it a beast PC, try give it a shot, seems a fair both side trade unless his PC is slowing down or not that great.
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