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# 177039 20-Jul-2015 10:23
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I have recently built myself a new PC (all settings at ULTRA!!!!!) , and my previous main PC now has no use for me. Normally I would just move it to another room and find a use for it but I am out of room/uses for another box. 
So I will probably stick it on TM, however, as someone who normally keeps old stuff, I have never had to sell (or buy) a second hand box in this country so I do not know what a fair price would be......here is the spec, I am after peoples thoughts on what I should be accepting for it so that I can set the auction accordingly. Doesnt seem to be similar spec'd used stuff on there for me to go by.

CPU: 3GHz AMD Athlon II 640 X4 + stock heatsink and fan
MotherBoard: https://www.asus.com/nz/Motherboards/M4A88TDM/
RAM: 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB)
DISK: 2x 1TB Seagate barracuda 7200
GPU: http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N560GTXTi_Twin_Frozr_II.html#hero-overview (outputs dual DVI, mini HDMI, or to VGA via included adapter, capability of a slightly lower spec of the same setup can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVk9jZ2l26I )
CASE: http://www.coolermaster.com/case/mid-tower/centurion-5-ii/ (black version)
Keyboard and mouse set: http://www.logitech.com/en-nz/product/desktop-mk120
WIFI: TP-Link USB wireless dongle

 

will add a DVD/optical drive to it today, though it boots fine from USB.
No monitor.

No operating system (kind of):
To prove that USB boot would be fine I used to some USB boot image to completely wipe the drives and re-partition etc. I would then normally download a Win7 ISO by validating my existing key here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery so that I could ensure installation would be fine and everything would work. I can only assume it is to do with win10 being just around the corner but that site no longer gives out the ISO file once the key is validated.....so MS effectively forced me to 'download' an ISO elsewhere as I couldnt get one from them even though I own multiple legit keys. The result is that the machine has an installed 'OEM' copy of win7 on it...I will leave it there or wipe it off if required.




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  # 1347546 20-Jul-2015 10:23
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.




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  # 1347586 20-Jul-2015 10:58
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Selling on trademe is a deeply unsatisfying, frustrating experience. Brace yourself for a series of low ball offers, requests to part it out and moaning about shipping costs.







 
 
 
 


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  # 1347656 20-Jul-2015 11:38
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Personally I would offer it up on geekzone.  you can offer at a lower rate since you wont be paying TM fees.

2nd PCs dont go for much though.  



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  # 1347658 20-Jul-2015 11:41
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yeah I've only sold a few things on trademe before and it has always been a single items that I have compared to other used stuff, always harder to see what it should be if it is self-built.
I also need to read up on fees as I have no idea what they are, probably wont ship it and go for auckland self delivery or pick up as Im far too lazy to ship stuff.
might just go for a low reserve auction and see what happens.





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  # 1347825 20-Jul-2015 16:41
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For second hand I wouldn't pay more than 60% of the price of equivalent new parts myself.

Real talk time...

The cpu, gpu and motherboard are so old they aren't sold anymore how is this a "new pc"? 5 year old cpu/mobo/gpu generation stuff... the cheapest entry level 2015 parts would likely blow that build out of the water performance wise.

Look at at http://www.logicalincrements.com/ and change country to NZ, it's probably comparable to "Minimum" or worse. 



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  # 1347827 20-Jul-2015 16:54
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Where did the OP say this was a new PC?



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  # 1347829 20-Jul-2015 16:56
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That is true, anything entry level with a GPU would beat this, hence my lack of a comparable price. I think what I am subconsciously after is an excuse to say the value isn't worth the TM fees and/or time involved...that's about how much I care about it. It was an enjoyable exercise in how to truly clean hard drives. Off to the basement it goes.




 
 
 
 


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  # 1347830 20-Jul-2015 17:01
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fizzychicken: That is true, anything entry level with a GPU would beat this, hence my lack of a comparable price. I think what I am subconsciously after is an excuse to say the value isn't worth the TM fees and/or time involved...that's about how much I care about it. It was an enjoyable exercise in how to truly clean hard drives. Off to the basement it goes.

Its worth what ever the market decides.Do a $1 reserve on trademe

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  # 1347831 20-Jul-2015 17:03
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ghettomaster: Where did the OP say this was a new PC?


In the first sentence but I read it wrong, he's built a new pc and is selling his old pc so my bad.



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  # 1347832 20-Jul-2015 17:05
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fizzychicken: That is true, anything entry level with a GPU would beat this, hence my lack of a comparable price. I think what I am subconsciously after is an excuse to say the value isn't worth the TM fees and/or time involved...that's about how much I care about it. It was an enjoyable exercise in how to truly clean hard drives. Off to the basement it goes.


I like the other guys idea, just put it up for $1 reserve on TM, must pickup/won't ship.. and see if it goes crazy.

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  # 1347834 20-Jul-2015 17:10
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Ragnor:
fizzychicken: That is true, anything entry level with a GPU would beat this, hence my lack of a comparable price. I think what I am subconsciously after is an excuse to say the value isn't worth the TM fees and/or time involved...that's about how much I care about it. It was an enjoyable exercise in how to truly clean hard drives. Off to the basement it goes.


I like the other guys idea, just put it up for $1 reserve on TM, must pickup/won't ship.. and see if it goes crazy.


I have observed that 'won't ship/must pickup' will often go for a lot lower price.

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  # 1347905 20-Jul-2015 18:01
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Looks like someone managed to get $100 for a GTX560 on trademe at one point, so all hope is not lost. I can't see any chance of you selling it on here though - it was pretty average hardware at the time you bought it, let alone 4 years down the track, sorry. 

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  # 1347907 20-Jul-2015 18:09
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You may get $100 for it on trademe, although without a legit OS (possibily), it does devalue it.

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