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Building a comp for ebay (comments appreciated!)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by i_am_mustang_man, Sep 8, 2006.

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  1. i_am_mustang_man New Member

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    Pretty much thread says all, because I enjoy building computers, and i make a profit, plus i get to get rid of stuff that's clogging my closet :)

    okay, so part's list so far:

    MSI-7093 mATX mobo (939, 4x1gb pc3200 max, 1xPCI-Ex16, 3xPCI, 1394, usb2.0, sata2, yadda yadda yadda, it's great, except no oc abilities....)
    -Free (from old emachines)

    AMD Athlon 3800+ (because i can't oc, i want them to have a good cpu, plus it's like 10$ more than a 3200+, so whatever) (here)
    -$111

    WD 160GB HDD (Here)
    -$54.99

    I think 2x512 for Ram, it's fine, i have them here, going to use the money i make to get a second 1gb stick so i can run 2gb in dual channel. or should i just use my one 1gb stick? any advice on what would garner me more money?
    -Free

    X850xt - nuff said
    -$119.99 - $20.00 MIR = $99.99

    This DVD drive (it's got free shipping
    -$32.99

    This Case it was free after rebate a couple of days ago, so i went in and did pick up so no $17 delivery charge. woohoo!
    -Free (friend needed to go too, so i didn't even pay for gas :))


    This PSU
    notice the rebate :)
    -~$10 (i had to get other things too, so the shipping is split around)


    This cooler
    , but i will probbaly take this one and put it on mine and put my thermaltake silent 939 on theirs, so whatever, this only kind of goes toward the cost of the computer
    -$23.99

    Basically, i have everything in my cart right now at newegg and it's $348 (free ship on all!!) and then the only thing that i paid for other than that is the psu

    oh ya, i bought a miniSD card for my phone off tigerdirect, so i saw this for $0.97 and had to get it, and i got 2 UV sata cables from $.50 each from performance pc i think along with another one of my orders, so this comp is going to be pimpin and cheap to build

    i hope to sell it for about $550-600, what do you guys think?

    i am giving this an hour before i click purchase on newegg!
     
  2. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    I'd take that X850XT! Damn XL...

    How many comps have you built for eBay?
     
  3. i_am_mustang_man New Member

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    this'll be my 2nd

    i was doing it for friends and charging $50 build and research fee, and have done about 1/2 dozen that way, but i get way more doing it ebay

    i can't do it that often because i need to wait to get the investment funds in first :)

    my last one was a pos celeron with 6800 vanilla with ddr2 2x512, and it sold for 300 (for $200 investment)

    this one will walk circles around that one, and it'll have a window :) so i hope it'll get even more profit

    PS/edit - my main concern is setting reserve price and such/ should i jump up to the 3800+ X2 dual core? will that increase my profit? i think it will, but i worry i will keep it and sell my 3200+ !!!! and i can't have that!

    also, once i start building i will post pics here of how I hide cables and such for others other than myself (extra cables and such for future expandibility etc etc etc) so that's why it's in the project logs topic :toast:
     
  4. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    I'm making one too for my uncle. It's going to be:

    Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe-$198.99
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+-$187.00
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro-$23.99
    OCZ Gold 1GB (2x512MB) DDR2-800 PC2 6400-$99.99
    2x 80GB Western Digital Caviar SE RAID 0-$87.98
    2x DVD +/- RW- $59.98
    Aspire X-Pleasure BK w/ Window-$119.99
    nVidia GeForce 7600GT-$114.50

    Total-$892.42

    I'm doing this all for free. He's paying, but I'm building. Pretty nice rig huh? What do you think?

    Anyways about your computer, it seems good, and as long as you're making a decent profit, it's all good.
     
  5. i_am_mustang_man New Member

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    that's a nice build to, but why the 7600? does he need sm3.0? i would recommend an x850xt like i have and then maybe a silencer for under $20

    also, that mobo is really nice, but very expensive if he isn't going to be overclocking like whoa. you could be saving 100 bucks easy

    i'm assuming the case is chosen because he likes it, but if that's open for suggestion, because there are others, like the cooler master centurion which operate fantastically for half that as well

    also, if he wants sli capabilities for the futuer, the 7600 is great for that, but i seriously doubt gettting a less intense mobo will hinder your performance at all

    but it's nice, with the raid and all :)
     
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    update: the mobo only supports sata 1.5GB

    there are jumper selectors and shit on the hdd to make sure it's not going to have any operating conflicts, right?
     
  7. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    I didn't tell you, but it's a slightly long term project, so it could take up to 2 months, since he might get an FX-62...cool huh?

    And I might overclock for him, maybe. He needs the wireless too with the motherboard.

    And the 7600GT is because he might go SLI later...
     
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    sweet
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  9. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Lol...nice response.
     
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    20 min till i order....
     
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    Out of topic, but how's your comp going?
     
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    it's so solid i couldnt ask anythign of it

    but i might take the profit from this comp and get an x1900xtx from msi and newegg for the 275$ after rebates!! and then sell my x800gto2 on ebay

    i can't oc anymore out of it without vmodding it because it has issues and it's not hot at all (like 55C whereas before I was getting 70C stable, so i'm pretty sure it's vcore limited, blah)

    how's yours?

    and i have been waiting to see your avatar change to the pic of you kicking some ass! when we gonna see taht?!?
     
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    ordered

    i got impatient

    it says tho, once shipped, your order should be there in 1 business day

    wow i love newegg
     
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    I'll take that X800GTO2 off of your hands when you get an X1900XTX.

    My comp is going great, haven't overclocked yet though since this is my second DFI from RMA, but I know it can reach 2.7 @ 1.55v.

    My TKD School (US TKD College) is sactioning the largest Competition in Arizona. It's the SouthWest Open, and TKD Schools from Cali, New Mexico, Mexico, Nevada, and a few more are coming. My dad is going to record and get some pics of me sparring, so I'll post myself. It's going to be craze-y son!

    I like my new on better...check it.
     
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    Are those light tubes nice?
     
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    we'll see....
     
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    Did you notice my new avatar?
     
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    yea, it's sick! although i can't tel who's about to lay the blow. the bottom guy looks like he might be dodging it, which is pretty 1334
     
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    my stuff is shipped! woot! it should be here tomorrow, so that f'in rocks!
     
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    wise thing to do? people expect stuff for cheap off ebay.:confused:
     
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    i've done it before, and because the overal investment is cheap, i should get my money back and a bit more

    i can always set a reserve and if it doesnt sell i will sell it to someone i know who needs one
     
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    i have built some pc's too and it is a wise way to make money, i do it mainly for friends and i profit little but i could get more, i love to built pc's btw :D
     
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    my stuff arrived today

    will start building tomorrow

    kind of excited because it will be my first time with UV, and hopefully everything pulls off without a hitch!
     
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    You should get a retailers license, you can buy parts alot cheaper thus making alot more profit, but it's a long and complicated process but worth it :)
     

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