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I've recently upgraded to a new rig and I'd like to sell my old one. I'm unable to post it here since I don't have 35 rep but I've been keeping an eye on the wanted section.

I listed it as a whole (minus hard drive) on Craigslist for $150 (here's the ad if you want to see it: http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/sys/359475022.html). It's an Athlon XP 2500+ rig so it's still usable for pretty much everything except the latest games. I think that is a fair price for the machine.

I've only gotten one hit on it which turned out to be a dead end. Would I be better off parting it out and selling it on ebay? Or should I try selling it whole on ebay?

I'd like to just get the thing out the door with as little hassle as possible.
     
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Ask around all of your friends and ask around you family if they need a computer. Also, make it look as clean as possible and perform great. Then you can sell it on ebay.
    
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You might get a little more for it on eBay... it's a shame I don't have money for that cause I'd more than willingly take it off your hands, could probly upgrade a few parts and make it a half decent htpc..
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you need to take the ')' out of the end of the URL, its not working correctly
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Without a Windows license / HDD, I'd say part it out...
    
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Thanks fot the tips everyone! I don't have any friends or family who need a new machine since pretty much everyone I know has recently gotten new ones.

I'm more concerned with moving it along and getting it out of my house rather than getting top dollar for it. If it comes down to it, I guess I could just list all the parts on ebay and then just donate what doesn't sell (do I need 35 rep to post in the freebie section?).

Are there any particular parts which might sell better than others? I know the mobo isn't the best for OC but the CPU and ram are both pretty good. Should I sell the mobo/CPU/HSF as a package?

As a whole, it would make a good file server / HTPC - with the hardcano, it's easy to dial the fans back and make it near silent.

I fixed the link so you guys can see what I'm selling.
     
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Sell the whole thing on Ebay....
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post #8 of 8
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Someone finally came through and I'm making the sale tonight! Turns out the buyer had been looking for that Thermaltake case so he's buying the entire machine for pretty much just the case and PSU. The extra parts will go to his daughter's machine.

Hooray!
     
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Corsair HX520w modular Coolermaster CM-690 
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PowerCase
Corsair HX520w modular Coolermaster CM-690 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Sempron LE-1250 Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair Ballistix 1066 2x750GB Western Digital RE2 Green power 
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