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Old 05-03-2015, 09:51 AM   #1
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I have an gaming old computer sitting around that I built in 2008 that was pretty awesome, but now I do not use it anymore because I recently built a better one. I was wondering what to do with it now? It had awesome parts for the time and still runs great today. I would like to sell it if possible and make a little off of it. Is this feasible?

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Intel QuadCore Q6600
680i Nvidia Motherboard
HD Radion 3870 1gig Video
8 gigs Ram
1x 10,000rpm Raptor 150gig
1x 7,200rpm 500gig
2x DVD-R drives
Wireless-N built-in
19in DVI LCD monitor
620Watt Power supply

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Old 05-03-2015, 10:40 AM   #2
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You might get 300-500 dollars for that on ebay if you get the right bidder. I'd say closer to 300 but not too bad.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:25 AM   #3
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It's 7 years old. I'd say closer to 200. And why do these questions always, ALWAYS come along when I've blown my money on a new Quad project. @#(*^&$^%$$!!!
Need a system for the Office that can not only do M$ Office but do WOW as well. Jeeze...
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for your help! So how should I sell this? As a whole, or by part?
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:43 PM   #5
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They get old fast. I built an i3 box that I used for a few months while putting together an i5 box. While the i3 still pretty new it's worth nothing on the market. I'm better off keeping it.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:57 PM   #6
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I would sell it as a whole. If you could find a decently priced video card upgrade you could easily double the price (say, a GTX 760 or better).
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You'll find that a lot of people on a budget would buy that for a low end gaming system or just for general use. Only last year I sold an machine with a Q8300, 4GB ram, GTX650 2GB for $150.
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Or just keep the bloody thing and turn it in to something else. Slap a couple of cheap NICs in it and load a firewall system on it. Just Google open source firewalls. Or turn it in to a HTPC. Your can park your movies on it and play them through your TV. It doesn't take a lot of graphics horsepower to play movies.

The uses for a semiretired computer are endless. Just decide what you want it to do and go for it.
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Or just keep the bloody thing and turn it in to something else. Slap a couple of cheap NICs in it and load a firewall system on it. Just Google open source firewalls. Or turn it in to a HTPC. Your can park your movies on it and play them through your TV. It doesn't take a lot of graphics horsepower to play movies.

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Either that is a pretty decent system, or I'm just stuck in 2009.
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