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How to sell my overkill water cooled system + how much?

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October 6, 2010 7:18:25 PM

Ok, I built a dream pc about 5 months ago. It is a beast, but It's extremely heavy, big, and a bit overkill for me. So I'm thinking about selling it and building a new rig that is almost as powerful, but lighter, smaller, and not water-cooled.

Specs (plus current prices):

Processor + Cooling:
Intel I7 920. $260
With Corsair H50 Liquid Cooler. $79.99

Motherboard:
ASUS P6T Deluxe V1 MOBO $270

RAM:
Corsair Dominator DDR3 1866 6GB $220?

Video Card + Cooling:
XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition $714.99
with EK-FC5970 Nickel/Acetal Full Cover waterblock and full EK-FC5970 backplate $154.95 + $18.95

Hard Drives:
Corsair P256 Solid State Drive 256gb w/ trim $559.00

WD 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive $59.99

Power Supply:
Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850W PSU $129.99

Sound Card:
Creative X-Fi Titanium 7.1 Channel PCI-E $79.99

Disk Drive:
Some random ASUS DVD Burner $20.00



Cooling Components:

The video card is cooled in its own loop. The processor is cooled with the corsair h50.
All visible connectors are matte black compression fittings. The system uses 1/2" tubing and fittings.

Rad:
Black Ice® GTX Gen Two Xtreme 360 Highest Performance Radiator $108.95

It is cooled by 3 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm quiet high speed fans. $17.99 x 3 = $53.97

Pump:
Swiftech MCP355™ 12 VDC Pump $69.95

Reservoir:
XSPC Premium Acrylic Reservoir
mounted to the top of the pump $34.95


Tubing:
PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing -1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD $6.00 roughyl


Connectors:
Matte Black Compression fittings everywhere except video card.
Black Sparkle Angle Compression fittings on the card.

Around $40

Fan Controller:
Aerocool Touch-1000 Touchscreen $49.99

Case:
All of this is housed in a Corsair 800D Full Tower Case $249.99







Now a few questions:

1. How much do you think I could sell this for? Retail prices as of this post add up to $3181.65. Could I get at least $2500 for it?
2. How would I go about shipping this thing? I've never shipped a full rig, let alone a massive one like this. I'd obviously drain the liquid, but I still wouldn't trust ups to ship this thing without it breaking. Should I just try and sell locally? Or should I part it out?


Thanks

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October 7, 2010 1:24:03 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
a b B Homebuilt system
October 7, 2010 12:36:41 PM

I wanna say something to overkill systems :
An overkilll powerfull system tends to live longer than relatively normal/mid-classed systems. It is expensive but you won't need to upgrade anything for a longer time.
It might be an overkill now but I can guarantee, it won't be an overkill 3 years from now (or perhaps sooner).
Selling the rig just because you think it is just an overkill, will make you loose lots of money, and it won't give you any benefits.
for USD3200, you will loose perhaps about USD1000.
That is already a considerable amount of loses.
You might just wanna enjoy your current rig.

The lesson to this is :
Next time you wanna buy something, think about it carefully. :) 
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October 7, 2010 4:26:58 PM

but an overkill system is not worth it you can buy a system for say $1200 now and it will play most games at full graphics or you could get a beast for $4000, now think about it in 2 or 3 years time you could afford another $1200 system and it would probably be better than the old overkill pc
a b B Homebuilt system
October 8, 2010 9:26:55 AM

@philus : not worth it if you haven't bought the system and still in the planning phase. BUT, It is better to KEEP what you have already bought!