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I have build cheap computers for people upon request and I found that to be quite profitable. By cheap I mean, basic business computers. The support is where you make the money. You can charge $50/hour of in home/office support. This is great for businesses. Your best bet is to find a business and build multiple computers and offer tech support. That is how you are going to make money.
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Apevia isn't the best PSU by a long shot...

Newegg reviews don't mean anything to me.. I only read them for my personal entertainment, since they can be hilarious.

Selling a computer like you do now... you'd indeed be careful selling it overclocked and/or with any weak components (like that Apevia). Since you're selling a new build, I assume you're giving at least some warranty, and these factors highly increase the risk of failure.
Alright, then I might stick with a Rosewill Stallion 500w for 50 Bucks...
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I'd forget the idea of selling it "overclocked" because generally someone who buys a pre-built system on ebay probably doesn't know what they're doing, much less what "overclocked" means, or how to troubleshoot problems if something happens to the BIOS settings between when you sell the computer and when they receive it. If the OC for some reason doesn't maintain via transit or the first startup when the buyer receives the computer, you'll be responsible for selling them a system that's "slower" than advertised, which would be a pain.

Keep in mind that people who sell computers for profit on ebay have fairly large businesses and they can make and sell things in bulk, which is where their profit comes in (some systems might sell for cost, some might sell for a small amount above cost).

Not many people are going to want to pay for shipping on a home-built computer with no warranties (like tech-support, etc. for the entire system--like they'd get through dell for example).

You might want to try to sell it locally.

Advice for the general sale:

People interested in buying this computer probably won't be interested in the components individually, but rather as a system as a whole--so I'd ditch the "overclockability" motherboard, and just buy a basic board. The Q6600 might be more appealing to the average buyer because it's a quad-core, but on the other hand, the average buyer probably won't know what to do with it...

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Alright, then I might stick with a Rosewill Stallion 500w for 50 Bucks...
ROSEWILL isnt very good either check out ULTRAs power supplies , they have lifetime warrenties and you can list that in your description as a plus , put in at least vista basic { for the post above - the "average" buyer wont even come near using the potential of a quad core}
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Do you guys think it is worth it to try selling one? or should I just forget about it?
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Id try it if I were you , what do you have got to lose? a listing fee if it doesnt sell ? set your starting price at whatever you have into it plus shipping costs , and see where it goes.. "learn from experience"
    
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I'd forget the idea of selling it "overclocked" because generally someone who buys a pre-built system on ebay probably doesn't know what they're doing, much less what "overclocked" means, or how to troubleshoot problems if something happens to the BIOS settings between when you sell the computer and when they receive it. If the OC for some reason doesn't maintain via transit or the first startup when the buyer receives the computer, you'll be responsible for selling them a system that's "slower" than advertised, which would be a pain.

Keep in mind that people who sell computers for profit on ebay have fairly large businesses and they can make and sell things in bulk, which is where their profit comes in (some systems might sell for cost, some might sell for a small amount above cost).

Not many people are going to want to pay for shipping on a home-built computer with no warranties (like tech-support, etc. for the entire system--like they'd get through dell for example).

You might want to try to sell it locally.

Advice for the general sale:

People interested in buying this computer probably won't be interested in the components individually, but rather as a system as a whole--so I'd ditch the "overclockability" motherboard, and just buy a basic board. The Q6600 might be more appealing to the average buyer because it's a quad-core, but on the other hand, the average buyer probably won't know what to do with it...

[/$0.02]
What would you recommend as a cheaper "basic" board?
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apevia PSUs=Uber suckage, i had one, my 8800GT killed it.
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Alright,

How about the same componets, but with a GIGABYTE GA-P35-S3G LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard, and a Q6600?
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