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Hey guys, I don't know anything about laptops hardly. My 16 year old brother is coming down to visit in a few weeks and I/we had an idea.

I have almost enough parts to build him a pretty nice gaming desktop, a big improvement from his laptop. I have the mobo, ram, video car, psu, and cpu cooler. We are going to buy a case, cpu, HD, and a optical drive.

He games ALL THE TIME. Everything from Aion to BFBC2. The catch is he needs his laptop for school. It is required for him to have a laptop for school and since he got the school issued mac book taken away for porn or something he got the Alienware.

All I know about his laptop is it has a Core2duo in it, gt335m, no SSD or optical drive, and 4 gigs of ram. The mobo, track pad and some other internals were just replaced under warranty, but the warranty is about to expire. What I was thinking of doing was putting his laptop on craigslist for like 500$ and selling it while hes down visiting. Then buy him a cheap laptop for 200-300$ off of craigslist or possibly new (nothing fancy, just for school work), and use the left over money to buy the components I don't have for him.

I am curious is 500$ a good price? Will it bring that? I am kind looking for a price guaranteed to sell in Austin...big craigslist market...lots of college kids (University of Texas).

The build I am looking at is:

Asus M4A88TD-V Evo (my old board and I will upgrade)
AMD 955 Black (have to buy it)
GTX295 (my card which will be replaced with a GTX580)
Thermaltake TR2 650w (old psu powered this system fine)
Kingston DDR3 Hyperx 8g ram (my old ram will be replaced by Corsair)
2 160g HDs Raid 0 (have to buy)
Samsung DVD-RW (have to buy)
Case (undetermined yet, or maybe mod old DELL 2400 case)
ASUS Silent Square Evo cpu cooler (or maybe something new 212+ ?)
Windows 7 Ultimate (I already have a copy)

BTW he will be using a 26" Samsung HDTV as a monitor I believe, and he has mouse/keyboard. If there is anything I am missing let me know...please don't suggest better parts for the ones I already have, because that is the point of this budget build. For the parts we don't have suggest away.

I would ASSUME that this setup should be FAR superior to his laptop, but as I don't know anything about what a 335m is I want ya'lls input on performance, and what his laptop should be able to sell for on craigslist. No selling on ebay, or in a forum. Strictly trying to sell on CL because we will be on a time limit of about 7 days.

Thanks for ya'lls help.

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Looks pretty solid except I wouldn't bother with a 580. With that CPU it will be bottlenecked to often save the money and grab a 570.

And for some shameless self promotion I'm going to be selling the cpu from my sig rig probably starting friday.
Edited by Scrappy - 8/9/11 at 2:52am
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Looks pretty solid except I wouldn't bother with a 580. With that CPU it will be bottlenecked to often save the money and grab a 570.

And for some shameless self promotion I'm going to be selling my cpu and mobo from my sig rig probably starting friday.
No, the 580 will be going in my sig rig. The 295 will go in his computer we are building. And funds won't be available until about the end of the month, or I would probably jump on the CPU from you...but they are 111$ right now at frys.

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I am giving him my mobo, ram, and video card. I am going to get a Sabertooth, Corsair 1600 ram, and a 580 for myself.
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Why is the thread named alienware m11x r2??? :l
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The only problem I really see is getting that laptop sold.
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Why is the thread named alienware m11x r2??? :l
Because that is the Laptop he has. I was comparing it to the build I posted.

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The only problem I really see is getting that laptop sold.
Do you think 500$ is too much? I see a few similar on ebay at 400ish with about a day left. Same specs. If we can even get 400$ that may be doable...just means more money will come out of MY pocket. LOL. And I am not rich. I am looking at 1000$ for all that stuff...

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See if you can sell it to someone locally, post some ads at schools or colleges...someone may bite. Ebay + paypal will kill you with the fees.
 
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mac book taken away for porn or something
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