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Want to sell a custom gaming computer - Better to part out or sell as a whole?

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June 22, 2013 10:13:45 PM

I purchased a custom gaming computer around 2011-2012 and I really don't use it for its intended purpose. Would it be more profitable to part it out or sell it as a whole?

Thanks in advance.

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June 22, 2013 10:23:54 PM

If it was prebuilt sell it as a whole. Not much money individually in alot of the parts they use in the prebuilt systems.
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June 22, 2013 10:49:40 PM

It was pre built by a company called Stealth Machines, but with parts I selected.
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June 22, 2013 11:11:55 PM

Probably less of a headache if you sell it as a whole. Trying to sell each item, maybe 10 items, could take a while. Also, there is a market for used computers.
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June 22, 2013 11:19:13 PM

I appreciate the replies.

One concern I have is shipping. I have the original foam padding and box, but would it be best to sell it locally?

Here are the specs. If anyone could determine a ballpark figure based on those, I'd kindly appreciate it. Otherwise I could do it in the meantime:

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Corsair 650D Case

SilverStone 1000W Power Supply

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)

EVGA Z68 SLI Motherboard

Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 7200 RPN 64MB Cache HD

SATA 24x DVD dual layer burner w/ lightscribe

Internal network card.

EVGA GeForce GTX580

Integrated Sound Card.

Liquid cooling on processor.

802.11b/g/n PCI Wireless Card up to 300Mbps Data Rate


(Purchased for $2500 originally in 2011.)
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June 22, 2013 11:37:21 PM

A ballpark guess....cuz these components are really good. $1200-1400. simply cuz it's used and pre-built tend to be overpriced.

Is there any warranty left on it? It'll help the buyer feel better about trusting it. I'd also suggest listing on craigslist or ebay. Maybe somebody local will see it and want to take a look at it before buying.
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June 23, 2013 12:19:55 AM

Yeah, I added up the numbers and got around that figure as well.

As far as warranties go, I'm not 100% positive, but I believe the company that built it gives a 10 year part replacement warranty. I'd have to call them Monday though.

That's a good idea, it'd be a lot easier and less costly than shipping it too.
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June 23, 2013 12:35:43 AM

RatBatBlue said:
Yeah, I added up the numbers and got around that figure as well.

As far as warranties go, I'm not 100% positive, but I believe the company that built it gives a 10 year part replacement warranty. I'd have to call them Monday though.

That's a good idea, it'd be a lot easier and less costly than shipping it too.


Just recently I listed a laptop on ebay and somebody local wanted to buy it in person. Met them, gave them the laptop, and got the money as agreed upon in ebay messages.
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June 23, 2013 2:26:38 AM

envy14tpe said:
RatBatBlue said:
Yeah, I added up the numbers and got around that figure as well.

As far as warranties go, I'm not 100% positive, but I believe the company that built it gives a 10 year part replacement warranty. I'd have to call them Monday though.

That's a good idea, it'd be a lot easier and less costly than shipping it too.


Just recently I listed a laptop on ebay and somebody local wanted to buy it in person. Met them, gave them the laptop, and got the money as agreed upon in ebay messages.

Well, thanks for the idea. I'll definitely keep it in mind.
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