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UberRN69
02-03-08, 03:10 AM
I have to give myself a pat on the back. I pulled off a major upgrade coup. After holding back for some time, I finally decided to upgrade.

Now... I have always sold my old stuff to help pay for the new stuff, but I usually still end up paying about $300-$400 above what I sell my old stuff for. Now, it helped that I had a decent case, PSU, hard drives, sound card and CPU cooler to begin with that I could keep.

I had an AMD 939 FX-60 CPU, OCZ 2x 1GB DDR400 Mem, Gigabyte nForce4 GA-K8N Pro-SLI MB, and a EVGA 8800GTS 640MB.

Replaced it with… MSI P35 Neo2-FR 775, Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) PC8000, and a Gigabyte 8800GT with the Zalman HS. Plus some small heatsinks to put on the 8800GT memory.

New stuff cost $807 (including shipping). Old stuff sold on ebay for $748 (I’m not including what I also got for shipping, since I have to turn right around a buy postage with it), minus $50 in ebay and PayPal fees. Total out of pocket cost $109.

Old 3DMark06 score was 9500-9600 under WinXP (I always get a little variance with each test). New score 13600 under Vista64, and that’s just with the Q6600 at 3.0GHz.

Anyway… I put off upgrading because I thought it would cost too much. I’m sure glad I did. It pays to see what you might get for your old stuff. BTW… my SATAII drives sure work much faster with the P35 chipset verses the nForce4 chipset

Muppet
02-03-08, 03:14 AM
Very nice indeed. I usually do something like that myself. Don't ever get that lucky though.

UberRN69
02-03-08, 03:29 AM
Very nice indeed. I usually do something like that myself. Don't ever get that lucky though.

What saved me was I got $320 for the FX-60, which was $70 more than the Q6600 that I bought from Newegg. Plus I got $91 for the Gigabyte MB, which I thought I would never see more than $40 - $45 for. The 8800GTS and OCZ memory went for what I thought they would ($229 and $108).

Lucky for me there's enough people on ebay that think it's cheaper to buy an overprice CPU to upgrade an old system vs. buying a cheaper and faster CPU for a new system.

methimpikehoses
02-03-08, 04:10 AM
What saved me was I got $320 for the FX-60, which was $70 more than the Q6600 that I bought from Newegg. Plus I got $91 for the Gigabyte MB, which I thought I would never see more than $40 - $45 for. The 8800GTS and OCZ memory went for what I thought they would ($229 and $108).

Lucky for me there's enough people on ebay that think it's cheaper to buy an overprice CPU to upgrade an old system vs. buying a cheaper and faster CPU for a new system.

Nice, I can't believe people will still pay that much for the FX-60.

I bought mine for $275 and sold it for $350 a month later last year. LOL

PlayerZen14
02-03-08, 04:20 AM
Nice. Hows the MSI Neo2-FR board? I was thinking of getting either that or an Asus P5KR. Both are about the same price. Any suggestions?

Feyy
02-03-08, 05:38 AM
I have the same strategy. Sell old pc and then buy new one. My current PC in my sig cost me only 400 euro as i sold my old Pentium 4 box for 600 euro haha (lee).

Riptide
02-03-08, 09:35 AM
Nice, I can't believe people will still pay that much for the FX-60.

http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-Athlon-64-FX-60-Dual-Core-Copper-Xwind-CPU-Cooler_W0QQitemZ320212217605QQihZ011QQcategoryZ801 40QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-ATHLON-64-FX-60-2-6GHz-SOCKET-939-CPU-ADAFX60DAA6CD_W0QQitemZ220197556910QQihZ012QQcateg oryZ80139QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-FX-60-Dual-Core-CPU-2-6GHz-Processor-Socket-939_W0QQitemZ230217524385QQihZ013QQcategoryZ80140Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Yeah no kidding.

I have one that Redeemed is testing for me right now. If it tests good it'll be up for sale. He has dibs on it though. I'm giving him a much better price than the above. ;)

Bman212121
02-03-08, 11:15 AM
I just did the same thing here as well. I'm shipping my FX-60 and ram out on monday. :) Not sure what I'm getting yet but it will probably be a Q6600 and at least 4GB of ram.

Riptide
02-03-08, 11:22 AM
I got an E6850, 8GB corsair, and Abit IP35 Pro. $600. After selling my old stuff it should only cost me about $150 out of pocket!

grey_1
02-03-08, 11:46 AM
Nice job! Gives me hope for when my upgrade time comes around. :)

ViN86
02-03-08, 11:57 AM
I have to give myself a pat on the back. I pulled off a major upgrade coup. After holding back for some time, I finally decided to upgrade.

Now... I have always sold my old stuff to help pay for the new stuff, but I usually still end up paying about $300-$400 above what I sell my old stuff for. Now, it helped that I had a decent case, PSU, hard drives, sound card and CPU cooler to begin with that I could keep.

I had an AMD 939 FX-60 CPU, OCZ 2x 1GB DDR400 Mem, Gigabyte nForce4 GA-K8N Pro-SLI MB, and a EVGA 8800GTS 640MB.

Replaced it with… MSI P35 Neo2-FR 775, Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) PC8000, and a Gigabyte 8800GT with the Zalman HS. Plus some small heatsinks to put on the 8800GT memory.

New stuff cost $807 (including shipping). Old stuff sold on ebay for $748 (I’m not including what I also got for shipping, since I have to turn right around a buy postage with it), minus $50 in ebay and PayPal fees. Total out of pocket cost $109.

Old 3DMark06 score was 9500-9600 under WinXP (I always get a little variance with each test). New score 13600 under Vista64, and that’s just with the Q6600 at 3.0GHz.

Anyway… I put off upgrading because I thought it would cost too much. I’m sure glad I did. It pays to see what you might get for your old stuff. BTW… my SATAII drives sure work much faster with the P35 chipset verses the nForce4 chipset
LOL what? that's crazy that you made out spending only $109.

who the hell paid $748 for the old stuff?

my upgrade looks like it will only cost me about $400. i wont be selling my old parts (in my current gaming rig) because ill be givin them to my pops (good upgrade for him).

Riptide
02-03-08, 12:04 PM
who the hell paid $748 for the old stuff?Dude. Look at the links I posted. Ebay is paying over $300 for the FX60 alone!

ViN86
02-03-08, 12:09 PM
Dude. Look at the links I posted. Ebay is paying over $300 for the FX60 alone!
holy crap :eek:

do you think they know they can get a C2D for half the price and more performance? lol

$n][pErMan
02-03-08, 12:13 PM
I keep my old PC's... so its costs me to upgrade... lol. Although its kind of fun.. turned one into a Linux gaming server and the other I turned into a Windows DVR unit for my TV :p

Riptide
02-03-08, 12:13 PM
They want to stay with socket939 and max it out. That is why they are paying a huge premium on the FX60. Or so that's my theory.

amk21
02-03-08, 12:14 PM
Wow this is extremely tempting.... I gonna see how much I could get for all of my old stuff on ebay.

ViN86
02-03-08, 12:16 PM
the only thing id get cash for is my DFI mobo, maybe my RAM. everything else is cheap. (minus my 8800GT and 2407)

UberRN69
02-03-08, 12:33 PM
Nice. Hows the MSI Neo2-FR board? I was thinking of getting either that or an Asus P5KR. Both are about the same price. Any suggestions?

I like the MSI board a lot. I paid only $115 for it at a local PCClub store ($10 cheaper than Newegg at the time). I really like the heatsink they placed on the board (I replaced the thermal pads with AS5 of course). And for the $$$ it's a great board, and it's a cool black color with the copper heastsink.

I have to admit I was a little supprised by what I got for my old stuff. BTW... those are exact numbers. I only rounded up to the nearest dollar. The only thing about ebay and PayPal are the fees that they charge. It was 15% of the total. I know I could of sold the stuff here, but there's no way I would have received as much.

Riptide
02-03-08, 05:38 PM
HOLY CRAP

http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-FX-60-Dual-Core-CPU-2-6GHz-Processor-Socket-939_W0QQitemZ230217524385QQihZ013QQcategoryZ80140Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

That is all I can say. Wow.

UberRN69
02-03-08, 07:28 PM
HOLY CRAP

http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-FX-60-Dual-Core-CPU-2-6GHz-Processor-Socket-939_W0QQitemZ230217524385QQihZ013QQcategoryZ80140Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

That is all I can say. Wow.

Dammit... I knew I should have had theFX-60 auction end on a weekend verses a weekday(Thursday). Oh well... everything else ended on Saturday afternoon. When I first started my FX-60 auction, another one had just sold for $380. I was hoping, I would get the same. Oh well... I still made out pretty good.

amk21
02-03-08, 07:43 PM
I have bundled up all of my stuff, and from what similar or the same items were getting on ebay, I may be able to get around $600-$800, I never thought I could do this. I have 4 fully working super nintendos in my basement, and their fetching nearly $50 a peace.

ViN86
02-04-08, 12:33 AM
HOLY CRAP

http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-FX-60-Dual-Core-CPU-2-6GHz-Processor-Socket-939_W0QQitemZ230217524385QQihZ013QQcategoryZ80140Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

That is all I can say. Wow.
ROFL!

here's my CPU
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160205139546&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX&refitem=230217524385&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&refwidgettype=osi_widget

id get mad loot if i sold mine on ebay :rolleyes:

lol