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November 3, 2012 3:26:48 AM

I'm hoping this is the right forum to post this in, since it seemed the most relevant. If it's not, I apologize and feel free to move the topic to the right forum.

On to the topic of discussion.

I'm selling my computer, which is a Pre-built machine from iBuyPower. The specs are as follows:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU: i5-760 @ 2.80 GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR3 @ 667MHz
Mobo: EVGA P55 SLI E655
GFX: 896MB GeForce GTX 260 (Superclocked)
HDD: 250 GB Western Digital

+ 1 optical drive.

I'm trying to get an idea of how much I could sell the tower for. It's in an orange NZXT case that's in pretty decent condition. I'm also looking for pointers about places to put up my ad, how I should describe the computer, etc..

Basically I'm trying to get as much money as I can to make room for my new build I posted on the "New build" sub-forum of the Systems area.

Thanks in advance!
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November 3, 2012 5:06:55 AM

I would guess you could get $240 maybe $300. Your cpu is about $140 used and your gpu is about $70.
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November 3, 2012 5:21:57 AM

Should be able to get ~$400 on craigslist. Id advertise it as a midrange gamer . The cup is good its only a good video card upgrade from being a decent gaming rig.
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November 3, 2012 5:30:51 AM

I'd list it at 400$ and would accept 300$
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November 3, 2012 5:37:46 AM

bignastyid said:
Should be able to get ~$400 on craigslist. Id advertise it as a midrange gamer . The cup is good its only a good video card upgrade from being a decent gaming rig.

+1

the mid range gamer with higher end potential with 4 more Gbs of RAM and a 7870/660 for a GPU.
that quad core i5 still has plenty of game left in it.
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November 3, 2012 6:39:01 AM

Nice! I was hoping to sell it for ~$400!

So any ideas how I should word the ad to get the most attention? This will be my first time selling anything on craigslist haha.

Right now my plan is to list the specs, in a more "clean" format, and just say it's a great computer that would be a perfect gaming rig with an updated graphics card and perhaps 4 GB of RAM like you guys mentioned as well. And obviously some good, high-quality photos of inside and outside the case.
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November 3, 2012 8:53:29 AM

just be honest. and if you take some pictures see about making it look nice with some cable management and dust it out. i am appalled at people selling rigs and posting dusty boards with spaghetti hanging around the inside.

maybe post some frame rates if you are gaming and say that $160 (the price of a 7850) will dramatically improve the performance. the 4 more gigs of RAM would be nice but not entirely necessary; not many games use more than 4.
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November 3, 2012 9:28:02 PM

Alright thanks for the feedback everyone. I'll definitely try to clean it up some.

Wish me luck selling it!
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November 3, 2012 9:49:20 PM

good luck.
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November 5, 2012 5:09:43 AM

Best answer selected by KnightFiyah.
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