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How much should I charge for this 2 year old homebuild?

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November 28, 2010 1:50:27 AM

So I built a computer a couple years ago in early '09 and I'm trying to sell it. Could you guys please give me a reasonable estimation of how much it is worth? Thanks alot!


CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor AD775ZWCGHBOX

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MOBO: ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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Memory: Kingston HyperX T1 Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

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PSU: Raidmax 530W

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HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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DVD Drive: ASUS 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-22B1ST

Case: NZXT Alpha Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Open Window

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2010 2:01:17 AM

Won't comment on selling price. Will advise you to remove the harddrive and warehouse it.

Reformatting a drive doesn't do a thing to deter the curious and half-determined from lifting data off a "clean" drive. Unless you are sure there was never anything on that drive you care about someone getting their hands on, don't sell the drive with the machine.
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November 28, 2010 2:09:32 AM

I'm pretty sure you can't get data of a drive that's been reformated, or else the capacity would change after the format, wouldn't it?
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2010 2:58:19 AM

Peppersworth said:
I'm pretty sure you can't get data of a drive that's been reformated, or else the capacity would change after the format, wouldn't it?


Nope. It's very easy to lift "erased" data off a drive.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2010 3:13:48 AM

If you're really concerned about people being able to lift data from a reformatted drive (and yes, it can be done), use a program to zero-fill your drive before selling your system; which is probably worth about $200-$250.

-Wolf sends
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2010 3:32:45 AM

+1. Either pull the drive like wombat said, or you'll be entirely safe with a DBAN wipe. Will take a bit, but hey.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2010 2:52:22 PM

If you grab the ultimate boot cd, which you can get the iso from the web for free. It's legal as far as I'm aware, it has Darik's Boot and Nuke(DBAN) as someone suggested, it even has a Dept. of Defense strength data wipe on it, which should make it difficult for people to recover your info.
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