I purchased this computer 2 1/2 years ago. The total cost was ~2300 including the monitor.
How much should I list this for on eBay/Craigslist? Additionally, I have a 24" Samsung Monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 2433, it is now discontinued) that I'd like to sell along with it. I was thinking I'd get the most money if I sold them both together.
One note about the computer: I haven't used the computer for a little under a year. For some reason the CPU cooler has stopped functioning, the fans just won't spin. Is it possible it is because there is a lot of dust in the computer? I obviously plan to clean it all before selling, but I was wondering if it would be worth buying another CPU cooler to sell with it, or just to sell it without one. The HDD now has Windows 7 on it, but it is my school copy so I planned to wipe the HDD so I can use it on another computer. Is it common for these computers to be sold without an OS, or should I just install the Windows Vista that came with it?
Lastly, considering I haven't run the computer in a while, are there any programs or tools that I can use to ensure every piece of hardware is fully functional?
Sorry for the long post :X, any advice would be helpful.
Edit: forgot to include that I bought 4GB of Corsair Dominator ram to go with the build.
I had originally considered posting it on Craigslist for $650 including the monitor, so I guess I was in the ballpark. I'm not really computer savvy (hence why I bought the computer prebuilt), so I would not be comfortable taking apart the computer and selling it piece by piece. Also, I'd like to have all the money at once since I plan to upgrade before the year is over.
There are currently no monitors of the model I have up for sale.. so I don't know what to sell it for if I sold it individually?
Lastly, any ideas on how I can diagnose my CPU cooler's problem? And make sure everything is working before selling?
One last question: is there a program similar to memtest to ensure that the rest of my components are fully functioning? Including my PSU, CPU, GPU, Motherboard. I actually intended on keeping the soundcard for my next build.. unless I can find something of similar quality for relatively cheap.