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 Post subject: Appraise my PC!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:36 pm 

Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:34 pm
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I'd like to sell my desktop computer. I built it in 2011, with intermittent upgrades, specs are below. I have a few questions, never having done this before.
1. What's a fair asking price? I was going to list it on ebay with a buy it now of $1200 and bidding starting at $800. Is that too much?
2. It has Windows 8 on it and I'd like to sell it like that (Also office, I still have the disk). How do I set it up like a manufacturer so when they get it, they set it up as a new user, but it still has the drivers for the graphics card and such?
3. What's the best way to wipe both hard drives clear of my data? I know it can be recovered after regular deletion.

• Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 - AM3 - AMD 880G - DDR3 - USB 3.0 SATA 6 Gb/s - ATX Motherboard
• Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0 GHz 4x512 KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail ADX640WFGMBOX
• RAM: G.SKILL 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1333MHz CAS 9 1.5v
• SSD (1 year old): OCZ Technology Vertex Plus 120GB 2.5" SATA II Solid State Drive (SSD)
• HDD: Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ
• Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD5770 FleX 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card 100283FLEX
• WiFi Card: TP-Link TL-WN951N 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter
• Case: Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case External 3 X 5.25; Internal 6 X 3.5 2*Usb2.0

 Post subject: Re: Appraise my PC!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:33 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:37 pm
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The processor and GPU is what kills the price for me. I'd put this no more than $500. $600 at best.

As for setting up the computer properly, you'll need to do a clean wipe of the HDD (CCleaner has a utility) and the SSD (find a secure erase tool from the manufacturer). The problem though is you can't exactly set it up like how an OEM does, so that the first time they power it on, everything is ready to go and asks for account info. You'll just have to set up a generic account and install everything on it and hope the other person is computer savvy enough to manage accounts.

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