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Making a PC out of old parts (E8500)

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February 20, 2011 3:10:34 PM

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:


Cpu – E8500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ram – CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (cas4)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Mobo- ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler – Xigmatek s1283
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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.

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February 22, 2011 2:14:43 AM

You could sell some of the parts on eBay, as the CPU/RAM is relatively easy to ship.

How much are you looking to get for the mobo? I'm oddly enough in need of a 775 mobo for a home server.
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