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Best Way to Sell Old(ish) LGA775 PC?

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January 1, 2014 1:54:15 PM

I have obtained a obsolete system, which is not required anymore. I cannot sell it with the HDD, but I have a 120GB WD IDE HDD which I can use (the mobo has sata II and IDE).
Here are the specs:
Antec Minuet Case (with 350w PSU) (Scratched)
Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2 Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 CPU (2.4Ghz X2)
2GB DDR2 RAM
And the 120GB HDD I mentioned earlier.

I would like to ebay this PC, I would just like to know whether I should
a) Sell all components individually
b) Sell it as is with the HDD and a Linux Distro as a "office/home pc"
c) Upgrade the RAM to 4GB DDR2, OC the CPU (if possible) to 2.7Ghz, and buy a AMD 6450 or something like that (low profile), and sell it for £150+ as a "gaming pc" for Minecraft and stuff to make a 10 year old happy.

eBay is my only option thanks.

Opinions?
Happy New Year

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January 1, 2014 2:01:00 PM

If you have a spare HDD to go in it, I would give it away to that theoretical 10 year old.

You might be able to sell it (all or in parts) for some pittance, but the hassle will not be worth it.
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January 1, 2014 2:37:22 PM

you might be hard pressed to even give it away.was it given to you? if so there was a reason for it.
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January 1, 2014 2:41:49 PM

aldan said:
you might be hard pressed to even give it away.was it given to you? if so there was a reason for it.


I would not like to give it away since I am only 15 and £40+ is quite a lot of money for me. The pc is from my dads office and it is just junk to me
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January 1, 2014 2:51:48 PM

Jamesinatr said:
aldan said:
you might be hard pressed to even give it away.was it given to you? if so there was a reason for it.


I would not like to give it away since I am only 15 and £40+ is quite a lot of money for me. The pc is from my dads office and it is just junk to me


Well...that puts a slightly different light on the situation.

You really can't sell the bits and pieces without a lot of work.
Repurpose it. Install Linux, and learn. Make it a firewall box. Or a smallscale web server. Or a development box.
Take it apart. Put it back together. See if it still works.

The knowledge you gain from that free PC will return far more than the pittance you might be able to sell the parts for.
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January 1, 2014 3:10:40 PM

this last is the best answer you are going to get. i wrecked a few old computers learning the does and donts.better to mess up that than a new rig.
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January 1, 2014 3:17:04 PM

another thing to think about is...

if ebay is your only option and you are selling it...

how will you ship it? it is not worth the shipping cost.

if you do not ship it (local pickup only) then you still take a large hit on the pittance you would make on it (even if you could sell it.

if the system was a relatively high end core2duo system (better motherboard, psu, more ram, decent gpu of the times) i might say it was worth maybe $50-100 to someone however in the state that it is in it is better off giving it away without any cash invested.

or better yet as mentioned earlier use it as a learning experience for building computers. that way when/if you build a pc in the future you can have some experience. or use it yourself as a server, linux box, etcetera.
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