I recently completed a partial rebuilding of my system, and I have old parts I want to sell, and I'm stuck between selling the parts or making a new comp out of them strictly for the purposes of selling. These parts include:
Beyond these parts, I also have a OEM copy of Vista 64 bit, which I used with the mobo. Since operating systems cost a fair bit of money, I'm sure this could raise the action price (while adding virtually nothing to shipping.) But the problem is that I could only sell the used OEM copy if I remade these parts into a computer (using the same mobo the license was previously activated on.)
First question: Any advice on what case, psu, video card, hdd, and optical drive I should buy if I am to remake these parts into a comp?
Second question: Any advice on whether I should remake these parts into a comp, or just sell the parts as is (sans the copy of vista)
My concern is that even if I make a comp out of these parts, it won't sell very well given that a E8500 is hardly a desirable chip, and of course shipping would go up a lot w/ a case sized box and the case and PSU adding significant weight to the package.
EDIT: The cooler weights 1.3 lbs / 600g, is there any real possibility of it breaking the motherboard in shipping? That was another concern of mine.