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Hi so I'm going to make another pc to sell locally and market as a low cost,but powerful pc($400 build). Is the microatx mini tower still in or do people want a midtower now? If a midtower would do my friend is willing to sell me this case for $10 bucks
It's a little blingy, but I'm thinking when the consumer sees the lower price it will be worth it right?

What do you think? Will someone only be interested if it's a smaller case?
 

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that case might be able to help your sell, but micro's are still in. but not over a mid tower it all depends on people
 

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Yeah it figures, I just wonder if people will want a better price vs a smaller case. I mean I can pick up a Corsair 400 watt and that mid and only pay $50, while a micro atx case plus the corsair psu will be more $$.
 

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Before you begin... have you compared your build against OEMs? There really isn't much profit in the low-end where economy of scales win.

OEMs can get parts cheaper, assemble them cheaper, get Windows discount, and can provide support cheaper.
 

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Before you begin... have you compared your build against OEMs? There really isn't much profit in the low-end where economy of scales win.

OEMs can get parts cheaper, assemble them cheaper, get Windows discount, and can provide support cheaper.
this exactly
 

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Before you begin... have you compared your build against OEMs? There really isn't much profit in the low-end where economy of scales win.

OEMs can get parts cheaper, assemble them cheaper, get Windows discount, and can provide support cheaper.
Right. This begs the question of who you are going to sell to. You can't beat Dell/HP in terms of bottom-of-the-barrel quality parts and cheap, cheap computers. So if you are selling to a family friend or someone you know, this is fine, but you're really not going to see much interest from the general public.
 

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Before you begin... have you compared your build against OEMs? There really isn't much profit in the low-end where economy of scales win.

OEMs can get parts cheaper, assemble them cheaper, get Windows discount, and can provide support cheaper.

Thanks for the heads up. I have done my research and I really am only going to make a $50 profit in the end. I'm really just doing this because I have an itch to build a pc again.
Basically I'm finding the best sales on parts then going to put it together and the pieces I have looked at so far does beat the average dell/hp by about a $100. I already have Win 7 Pro, and I'm going to frys for my b-day to get one of their awesome cpu/mobo deals. The rest will probably come from newegg sales.
 

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I can vouch that the airflow on that case sucks - but people buying builds won't notice a difference anyway.
 
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