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March 23, 2013 10:29:56 PM

Hello, I am looking to start a hobby of building computers and selling them. To do this I obviously need money, so I started with a budget and was able to build a computer . I would like to sell this computer for a small profit so I can buy better parts for my next build. Could someone please help me find a good selling price for this computer?

Processor:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz 125W Quad-Core
Motherboard:
Asus AM3+ 6Gb/s USB 3.0
RAM:
2x8 Gb GSkill Ripjaw
Graphics Card:
MSI GeForce GTX 650 2Gb 128-bit GDDR5
Hard Drive:
2Tb Western Digital Green 64Mb Cache 6 Gb/s
Power Supply:
Raidmax Hybrid 730W
Optical Drive:
Blu-Ray burner with Blu-Ray 3D feature

plus a brand new 21" monitor

All together I payed about $850, I am trying to sell it. What would be a good price?

Thanks for your help!

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March 23, 2013 10:54:27 PM

How much did u pay for the monitor? If $150ish that's a horrible $700 build. Raidmax is a poor psu, 730W is overkill but in this case it might be a + since its a bad brand. 2TB green drive is slow, 650 is a entry lv card, Phenom is old tech, what is the mobo model?

Here are a couple examples of what I build for 50-75 buck profits, I don't buy new monitors people can buy what they want, no point in trying to up charge someone for something you open and plug in, I do keep used lcd's I find in case some one needs one.

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/sys/3671583815.html
http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/sys/3669094997.html

2nd ad with the fx-4100 is pending sale with a hd 7870 instead of the 6850 with a used samsung 21" 1080p monitor for $750

March 23, 2013 10:59:17 PM

All the parts are attractive for a part time gamer. the perfact cost for that build would be $950!

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March 23, 2013 11:26:25 PM
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imaurer269 said:
How much did u pay for the monitor? If $150ish that's a horrible $700 build. Raidmax is a poor psu, 730W is overkill but in this case it might be a + since its a bad brand. 2TB green drive is slow, 650 is a entry lv card, Phenom is old tech, what is the mobo model?

Here are a couple examples of what I build for 50-75 buck profits, I don't buy new monitors people can buy what they want, no point in trying to up charge someone for something you open and plug in, I do keep used lcd's I find in case some one needs one.

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/sys/3671583815.html
http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/sys/3669094997.html

2nd ad with the fx-4100 is pending sale with a hd 7870 instead of the 6850 with a used samsung 21" 1080p monitor for $750



i agree...16gb for gaming is uneeded. raidmax psu's are horrible.

BUT! a big but....if you actually sell it well and get out of the purchase like a bandit with no aftersale support (which youll need when the psu explodes) and depending on the area you sell it in..... (THE ONLY GAMING COMPUTER YOULL EVER NEED! WANT TO PLAY TODA'S GAMES! 1500$ OBO AND ITS YOURS. MONITOR INCLUDED!)

now if someone with some tech smarts comes in and says its not a great computer tell him its not for you then and walk away. but if you get a guy on the phone haggling that his grandson wants to play css at his house but wants it cheaper? haggle him down to 1200$ and no less. nice profit for you and the customer is happy.

guys dont jump on him cuz he wants to start a business doing this. and $ can be made. just do it right and sell it well. the build is not the question, its how he can sell it and for how much. ive done this before. joe blow on the street has no idea what we tech people buy comps for. that 900$ comp on the shelf at staples? 200$ build cost on the ass. line in china...same thing here...we build to make a profit.

what youre doing here son is a admiral profession. just use your head and be an aggressive seller.

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