Everything in this computer with the exception of the motherboard was purchased on craigslist or something I had lying around. I sort of just built this for the hell of it, but I decided I will try to sell it on craigslist for roughly a $100 profit. I think It would be fairly easy considering the parts and the price I paid.
The CPU was purchased with the 8GB memory for $150 on craigslist. I was surprised to see how cool it runs with the stock cooler.
The motherboard was purchased at Altex. I paid roughly $15 more than it is worth simply because it was the last part I got and it was the only one I could get without getting it shipped.
The SSD is my favorite part. I traded a case that I spent roughly $20 on for this SSD and a 1TB 3.5" Seagate HDD that I'll be using in another build. The SSD is only 3Gb/s but it actually boots faster than my main i7-4770k system with a Samsung 840 EVO SSD.
The 2.5" HDD I got from my sister's laptop when I upgraded it to an SSD.
I effectively paid $105 for the 750 Ti. I spent $125 on a sapphire 7850 and traded that for the 750 Ti plus $20. It was a great deal.
The case I got as part of a $100 deal that included this case, an AMD A8-3800K, 6GB (2GB x 3) DDR3-1600 Corsair XMS, and a 650W Seasonic PSU.
Altogether I think I did a pretty good job and should have a fairly easy time selling it for $500-$600 on craigslist.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core||$100.00||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV(R2.0) Micro ATX LGA1155||$75.00||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Intel 320 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD||$10.00||(Purchased)|
|Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Enthusiast Edition||$105.00||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Custom||Samsung 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1333||$50.00||(Purchased)|
|Tenda 802.11n PCI wireless card||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|USB 3.0 PCI-e x1 card||$10.00||(Purchased)|
|Lian Li Case||$25.00||(Purchased)|
|wireless keyboard & mouse||$15.00||(Purchased)|
|Date Published||May 15, 2014|
|Extreme Preset Score||X3818|
|Performance Preset Score||P12958|
|Entry Preset Score||E121922|