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How much do you think I can sell this for?

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July 31, 2012 4:23:07 PM


It has come to my attention that I have quite a few spare PC parts that I need to get rid of. I've been at it for about a week and it's really hard to come across buyers for the parts. What I'm debating is would it be better to build a PC and sell it as a whole? If that's the case, I would need to break even at least.

I'm wondering what do you think is a realistic price I can sell a PC with these specs for:

Need to purchase ---> invest another $120-$140
Intel G530 CPU ($40-45)
MSI/Gigabyte H61 MOBO ($40-45)
4GB DDR3 RAM ($20-25)
Any case ($20-25)

Already purchased (basically new still)
Samsung external DVD Drive
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB HDD
Generic 450W PSU


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July 31, 2012 4:35:04 PM

I think you might lose money if you build the full system, that happened to me when i was in your position. I would possibly put the hard drive in an enclosure then sell it all separately.
July 31, 2012 4:37:26 PM

Yeah it doesnt seem like a good idea to build a system around these parts, you will loose money.
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July 31, 2012 5:15:12 PM

Hmm.. thanks for the input.

I think it would be a bad idea to buy new parts. Maybe I'll look for a used case ($10)
and hope for a CPU/MOBO/RAM combo for maybe like $50ish?

If I sell the system for like $200-$250.. I hope someone will bite.... D:

What's the oldest 'decent' processor? Core 2 Duo?
July 31, 2012 5:17:23 PM

I think even if you buy used parts you might struggle to make money. It's up to you obviously but I would just sell your stuff individually.
July 31, 2012 5:25:11 PM

when looking up the CPU model it is saying it is an intel celeron CPU. because those CPU's have littler to no performance you wouldn't be able to get a decent profit from a computer with all those old parts. also considering the fact that the HDD you have is mainly for a laptop computer you may need to buy a HDD in the end for the system

also i don't know if your generic 430W PSU could handle that graphics card
July 31, 2012 5:33:19 PM

Actually you would be surprised how good the Sandy Bridge Celerons are, not that I would recommend buying it and building the system.
July 31, 2012 5:35:59 PM

I don't think you could get more than $100-$150.00 max for it all but i could very well be wrong.
July 31, 2012 6:31:59 PM

Yeah the Celeron G530/G540/G550 are actually the extremely powerful for their price. They certainly beat out older Pentiums, and even Core 2 Duos clocked at 3.0Ghz+. They're on par with the Core 2 Quads I believe. and the new celerons only cost $40.

With the regards to the power supply... It is rated for 450W, but I know it can only do 230W. That being said, I have done the calculations and the 9600GSO + Celeron + 1xHDD should only pull a 100something watts. The 9600GSO has less than a 75W TDP (does not require a PCI-E connector) and I was planning to underclock it anyway.

The laptop 2.5" drive should work... won't it?
July 31, 2012 6:44:14 PM

It will. Same power connections and SATA cables.