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Help selling home built PC piece by piece on eBay

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May 2, 2004 11:50:48 PM

Ok, here are all of my components:

-Chieftec Server Chasis case (silver) with 400w Power Supply
-ATI RADEON 9500 128 MB video card (L-shaped memory)
-Pentium 4 2.4 GHz 800 MHz FSB w/ Hyper Threading
-Abit IS7 motherboard
-Crucial 512 MB RAM PC3200
-Panasonic 1.44 MB floppy drive
-Sony black CDRW 52X24X52
-Maxtor 120 GB HD
-Samsung 152t flat panel LCD
-Logitech Z-3 speakers
-Microsoft Optical Desktop (mouse and keyboard)

and now the questions:

1. I've seen people sell the processor and motherboard together as package on eBay. Should I do this? If I do, should I just leave the processor connected to the motherboard when I ship it to the buyer?

2. As far as selling the harddrive, how should I go about wiping it totally clean?

3. Any advice?
May 3, 2004 4:45:18 AM

I buy and sell a lot on E-Bay so here is my best guess by piece:

Chieftec Server Chasis case (silver) with 400w Power Supply - $75.00 (shipping is high on cases)
-ATI RADEON 9500 128 MB video card (L-shaped memory)- $100.00
-Pentium 4 2.4 GHz 800 MHz FSB w/ Hyper Threading - $125.00
-Abit IS7 motherboard - $75.00 (With accessories)
-Crucial 512 MB RAM PC3200 - $70.00
-Panasonic 1.44 MB floppy drive - Give it away with case
-Sony black CDRW 52X24X52 - New ones are $33.00 - get what you can or offer with case. Still a good drive!
-Maxtor 120 GB HD - $65.00 tops
-Samsung 152t flat panel LCD - Be happy with $225-250
-Logitech Z-3 speakers- whatever you can get, or throw them in with MB or case
-Microsoft Optical Desktop (mouse and keyboard) - $25.00

You're always better off selling pieces individually. I have learned that the hard way. Make sure you mention to check your other auctions for more fabulous components and GUARANTEE no DOA. I test everything before I sell it or I don't sell it. Mark your pieces so some jerk doesn't try to send you back a different BAD motherboard or CPU. It happens. Aside from that, what do want for that IS7?

"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. Now, let's eat!
May 3, 2004 5:19:18 AM

Is it a problem seperating the processor from the motherboard though? Isn't the heat sink on the processor with thermal tape? Would I just remove that, or keep it together?
May 3, 2004 5:53:59 AM

The factory stuff doesn't stick. Release the clamps on the heatsink by flipping them back over the opposite way. You have to pop the arms along the sides away from the socket and just lift the heatsink off. Make sure you're grounded or use a wrist strap when you pop out the cpu. If you really don't want to mess with it, just sell it as a Motherboard bundle. You won't get quite the dough, but, you never know. That is a damn good combination.


"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. Now, let's eat!
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