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July 17, 2008 4:31:37 PM

So I am looking to sell this on craiglist:

raidmax case with generic 450w psu
7900 gt oc bfg
2 gig corsair ddr2 800 @ 5-5-5-18 can be 4-4-4-12 @ 2.1v
4800 x2 dualcore @ 2.4ghz
asus m2n32 sli deluxe w/ wireless
300gb 7200.9 16mb cache hdd


gonna sell this to help fund a new build. what do you think I could get if I list it as like "Gaming PC! Great Performance For a Great Price!"

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July 17, 2008 4:38:01 PM

Starting Bid: $200
Buy it Now: $325

-Wolf sends
July 17, 2008 4:39:52 PM

ugh it was like, 1.8k when I first bought it >_< (but I did buy it the week that am2 was released, haha)
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July 17, 2008 4:44:37 PM

Well anyone that knows about PSUs will have issues with yours becuase RAIDMAX is terrible.

Wolf probably got it right, however a $500 computer new can outperform yours so you will probably have trouble selling it period.

Better idea is to donate it to Goodwill and take the tax benefit.
July 17, 2008 4:46:35 PM

Thus is the way of all technology. I would guess it may be worth more if it comes with keyboard/mouse/speakers... aka full setup.

What I would do is go to ebay or pricewatch.com and build your computer. Once you know how much new it will cost to do it, price yours around %65 percent, and add extra for building costs.

Does your computer come with a legal OS? AKA comes with the COA?
July 17, 2008 4:55:01 PM

CompTIA_Rep said:
Thus is the way of all technology. I would guess it may be worth more if it comes with keyboard/mouse/speakers... aka full setup.

What I would do is go to ebay or pricewatch.com and build your computer. Once you know how much new it will cost to do it, price yours around %65 percent, and add extra for building costs.

Does your computer come with a legal OS? AKA comes with the COA?


it has a legal OS yea.

and I wont get any tax benefits as I am only 18, still on my parents taxes I believe
July 17, 2008 5:13:22 PM

Why don't you drop $60 on a good PSU, $80 on the X2 6000+ CPU, and $150 on the 4850? Maybe even $30 on 2 more sticks of memory.

Whats that like $320 spent and you'll have a very fast computer again. That is exactly what I would do in your situation. Or even save the $80 on the CPU and just try to OC yours to like 2.8Ghz (Not sure if the 4800+ can go to 3.0Ghz on air.)
July 17, 2008 5:15:53 PM

deuce271 said:
Why don't you drop $60 on a good PSU, $80 on the X2 6000+ CPU, and $150 on the 4850? Maybe even $30 on 2 more sticks of memory.

Whats that like $320 spent and you'll have a very fast computer again. That is exactly what I would do in your situation. Or even save the $80 on the CPU and just try to OC yours to like 2.8Ghz (Not sure if the 4800+ can go to 3.0Ghz on air.)


my case has really bad airflow and for whatever reason my computer just wont agree with me. From boot up to being able to start up firefox it takes minutes! seriously from when the desktop comes up I cannot get into firefox for like 60 seconds! I have tried defragmenting and such but I just cant get anything to work. This computer is really really pissing me off with its random problems.
July 17, 2008 5:24:51 PM

Try reformatting?

July 17, 2008 5:28:56 PM

ben10218 said:
"Gaming PC! Great Performance For a Great Price!"


ben10218 said:
my case has really bad airflow and for whatever reason my computer just wont agree with me. From boot up to being able to start up firefox it takes minutes! seriously from when the desktop comes up I cannot get into firefox for like 60 seconds! I have tried defragmenting and such but I just cant get anything to work. This computer is really really pissing me off with its random problems.



lolz
July 17, 2008 5:42:11 PM

Ya, well since you said its basically a piece of crap with its random problems, it aint worth more then $100 shipped.

If you advertise a gaming PC and they get a slow piece of crap they will want there money back. The days of selling your trash on Ebay and Craigs are comming to an end with all the horror stories.

You can get a brandnew emachines at walmart that is better then your crap for $300, and you get a warranty.
July 17, 2008 5:59:05 PM

Another option is to part it out and sell each component individually. Most DYI'ers are more apt to purchase pieces rather than a whole machine at once.

Perhaps you could turn it into a NAS to store all your media and warez. Or maybe even use it as a development box and play around with multiple OS'es, like Linux and/or creating a bunch of VM's.

What DEUCE271 said about upgrading the parts is IMO the next best option. Spend a few hundy and get a faster proc, gpu, and more memory, and along with a new case, that machine will be like getting back together with an old girlfriend.
July 17, 2008 6:01:46 PM

ben10218 said:
So I am looking to sell this on craiglist:

raidmax case with generic 450w psu
7900 gt oc bfg
2 gig corsair ddr2 800 @ 5-5-5-18 can be 4-4-4-12 @ 2.1v
4800 x2 dualcore @ 2.4ghz
asus m2n32 sli deluxe w/ wireless
300gb 7200.9 16mb cache hdd


gonna sell this to help fund a new build. what do you think I could get if I list it as like "Gaming PC! Great Performance For a Great Price!"


Case - $40 New
GPU - $65 New
RAM - $25 New
CPU - $50 New
Mobo - $75 New
HDD - $70 New
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Total - $325 to build new or so.
The system is used so I would pay far less.

However, You would be surpised at how much some folks will pay for so little.
I'm sure you can find people to way way too much.
July 17, 2008 6:22:37 PM

ben10218 said:
my case has really bad airflow and for whatever reason my computer just wont agree with me. From boot up to being able to start up firefox it takes minutes! seriously from when the desktop comes up I cannot get into firefox for like 60 seconds! I have tried defragmenting and such but I just cant get anything to work. This computer is really really pissing me off with its random problems.



So pickup a Coolermaster Centurion Case. $40 shipped for good air flow.
July 17, 2008 6:33:17 PM

ben10218 said:
"Gaming PC! Great Performance For a Great Price!"


ben10218 said:
my case has really bad airflow and for whatever reason my computer just wont agree with me. From boot up to being able to start up firefox it takes minutes! seriously from when the desktop comes up I cannot get into firefox for like 60 seconds! I have tried defragmenting and such but I just cant get anything to work. This computer is really really pissing me off with its random problems.


SELF PWNED.... way to funny.
July 17, 2008 6:45:23 PM

1800 before
now it worth 200 if i am you i use it until it is obsolete because it can play game decently
July 17, 2008 6:47:48 PM

sounds like the machine is full of viruses and adware...
you might get extra for that :lol: 
July 17, 2008 6:59:02 PM

shadowthor said:
Why not to buy a generic psu, video:

http://www.corsair.com/cinema/movie.aspx?id=622747


I saw that for the first time yesterday. Should be mandatory viewing for anyone considering building a gaming rig... especially for anyone considering cutting corners on the PSU. I wish they'd have listed any damage to the other components that occurred as a result of the busted PSU.
July 17, 2008 7:13:24 PM

MadHacker said:
sounds like the machine is full of viruses and adware...
you might get extra for that :lol: 
Tadaa !.You need to run adaware,spybot,avg,etc to clean up your pc(downloads.com).get rid of that psu for sure and maybe the case.Over clock the cpu and you are fine.
July 17, 2008 7:15:04 PM

I'll Give you 125 PayPal :) 
I need a *nix box
July 18, 2008 4:34:05 AM

ro3dog said:
Tadaa !.You need to run adaware,spybot,avg,etc to clean up your pc(downloads.com).get rid of that psu for sure and maybe the case.Over clock the cpu and you are fine.


I run spybot every single day and I have symantec scans every single day as well.....
July 18, 2008 4:45:23 AM

i sold the computer in my sig, with an old 20 inch monitor and wireless keyboard and mouse for $380...
July 19, 2008 2:20:04 AM

ahslan said:
i sold the computer in my sig, with an old 20 inch monitor and wireless keyboard and mouse for $380...


And the monitor being included was the main reason you sold it.
July 19, 2008 7:22:48 PM

Quote:
I saw that for the first time yesterday. Should be mandatory viewing for anyone considering building a gaming rig... especially for anyone considering cutting corners on the PSU. I wish they'd have listed any damage to the other components that occurred as a result of the busted PSU.


They used a PSU tester not a real system to test them and testers are protected from that kind of stuff.
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