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January 12, 2013 7:32:32 PM

So I am thinking about selling my new computer. Its only about a month old but I want to turn a profit on it and get a better one. It would NOT include the monitor, hard drive, keyboard, dvd-tray(I can put one in), and mouse!

Computer Part List (included in sale)
Ga-Z77X-D3H
i5 3570k @4.5ghz
Hyper 212 Evo + (push pull fan system)
Msi 660ti 2gb DDR5 (Boost clocks to 1228mhz)
8 Gb DDR3 Ram @1866mhz
HAF 912
5 120mm Fans (2 Blue LED on front, 2 on Hyper 212, 1 on back slot)

The dvd try is not in the computer, but I can put one in!

So what do you guys think?? The computer runs all Games Ultra Settings 60+fps

Computers like these retail for $2200

I wanted to get at least $1700 for it, @ $1850 ( I would include the 22-inch monitor and a 500gb Hard drive)

Soooo, do you think I could get $1700 for it? How much would you pay?




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January 12, 2013 7:41:19 PM

I payed ~1500$ for:

I5-3570k
Noctua D14
Nzxt Phantom 410
8gb G.Skill Sniper low voltage 1600mhz
ASRock Z77 extreme 4
MSI Power Edition OC GTX670
XFX XXX 750w

Even OCed I wouldnt pay more than 1000$ for it.It is used!No HDD even.
Of course there are people out there that have no idea so they might pay 1700$ for it or more.
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a c 82 B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2013 7:46:55 PM

A better one? Like what?

Overall you are going to find it's very hard to even make your money back much less make a profit with a computer that you built. You will have to find someone looking for those identical specs and computer parts generally lose value as soon as they are unboxed. I would add up the parts new and subtract 20-30% for being used at least if you need to sell it soon. You may well be able to sell it fo a profit. You may have to have it listed for sale for 6 months to find that perfect buyer as well and there are certainly no guarantees.
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January 12, 2013 8:01:33 PM

When I mean used I mean like a week :)  I have just had the parts for a month. The last week I have been just running tests on it. I really don't want to go under $1500. I am hopping to upgrade to a Gtx 680 and an i7 3770k. Which would be about $300 more then my current build.
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a c 82 B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2013 8:22:38 PM

When I say used I mean you opened the box. A 3770K will give you an extra 0 FPS in games. You only need an i7 if you do video editing or encoding.
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January 13, 2013 10:58:18 AM

Even new your component list only comes in at around $900 (assuming there isn't a nearby Microcenter). I even took the liberty of including a decent power supply (which you did not list).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($126.47 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($287.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $774.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 07:42 EST-0500)

Seeing as these components are only slightly used, I'll only knock off 10%, so you'll probably be right around that $800 mark and that's only if you manage to see all of those components. If you were to add a hard drive, optical drive and install a Microsoft Operating System (and include the OS disc), then you might get close to $1000. Not sure where you're finding "computers like these" retailing for $2200, but here's a system with the same core components (CoreI5 3570K, 8GB of RAM, Geforce GTX660Ti) offered at $1050.

-Wolf sends
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January 13, 2013 11:49:25 PM

When I mean computers retailing for $2200, I mean like hp or dell. I under stand that everyone on this page knows it only cost me $900 to make my computer. But when you go to an hp or dell site and customize it to be the closest to mine they go for around $2000. Everyone know going custom is WAY cheaper and better, but the average gamer who would rather just buy an Alienware, doesn't know they are being "ripped off". I think that $1700 is totally fair without the monitor!
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January 13, 2013 11:54:06 PM

yamahahornist said:
When I mean computers retailing for $2200, I mean like hp or dell. I under stand that everyone on this page knows it only cost me $900 to make my computer. But when you go to an hp or dell site and customize it to be the closest to mine they go for around $2000. Everyone know going custom is WAY cheaper and better, but the average gamer who would rather just buy an Alienware, doesn't know they are being "ripped off". I think that $1700 is totally fair without the monitor!



But what sort of warranty are you including with this package for $1700 yamahahornis?
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a c 82 B Homebuilt system
January 14, 2013 12:02:43 AM

What you don't understand is that you are offering no tech support and no warranty with your computer. An overclocked computer at that. People who buy OEM do so as much for the support as anything. In some states if you sell it and it fails you would have to return their money. Already spent it? Then you get sued.

There is a reason that everyone who can build a computer does not build gaming systems a few times a week for extra money. Because there is no money in it. The money to be made is in support. Removing viruses and malware, backing up and recovering data or even setting up networks.

I have done builds for friends and family for years. I generally charge $100 to do a new build.
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