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I built this from parts I had on hand. All parts are new, not used. My goal is to sell it on Craigslist to get money for medical bills.

Of the parts I had in the closet, these seemed like the best build I could do. I have a Corsair H60, LED fans, WIN 7 & WIN 8 COA to offer buyer if they want.

I would really appreciate your input as to how I should price it for sale, and any other comments you care to provide. I know I'll loose money on it, but bills to pay, so . . . . .

i3-4170: Best Gaming CPU for $125. (Toms Hardware, June 2015) R7-250X: Best Graphics Card For ~$100 (Toms Hardware, June 2015)

The case is better than I thought it would be as I had not used Raidmax before. The build went together well with easy wire management. The fit & finish inside and out are very good for this price point. (Similar to Antec illusion, Corsair 100R) I had to turn the 3.5" around 180 deg. to make use of the plastic rails they provided for the HDD, otherwise the HDD stuck out beyond the case edge. Maybe it was installed backwards?, but more likely just me, ha-ha. No dust management on the front where I added a fan from my Coolermaster HAF XB that I never used. The LED light in the "V" in front looks ok to me, not too bright and goes with the style of the panel. Friends who saw it when built thought it looks good over all, and like the blue led and "integrated" on/off and reset switches. The front panel and side doors are easy to work with. Oops; only one USB 3.0 in front.

Bottom filter for PSU and a 120mm rear fan are included. The fan is nothing special, but quiet.

The stock cpu heatsink/fan is aluminum core only, no copper plug. I replaced it with the one came with my i7-3770k and dropped temps with slower fan speeds. Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool test was 54 deg. below max @ idle; 39 deg. below max at 100% use.

When buttoned up, this case is sturdy and stable, but I will to something about the plastic feet that slide across the desktop.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Best way to make good cash on this is probably an eBay auction with a set reserve to make back the money you want. Or a buy-it-now listing and have buyers send in their offers for the machine. Shipping can be a pain, that's the only real downfall. On the flipside you'll sell fast and make good cash. I would know because I sell computers on eBay occasionally. Hope I was of assistance. :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I'm late to reply! Thanks for your suggestion. I was looking into doing just that, but figured to try Clist for 1 week. Sold the second day for $560. OK for me. I have misc parts left that i"m selling. figured to use Craigslist as no fees or shipping. Again, you are very kind to take the time to answer me> Take Care

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I was surprised at the plastic feet, and just one USB 3.0 port up front. I stop at a hardware store, and they have several glue-on or peel-and-stick rubber type pads, all under $2 US. I'll pop off a foot and go back to pick up a set. Still wondering how to price this for sale. Thanks fot taking the time to comment.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

You bet! At the hardware store I found smooth rubber & "wavy patterned" rubber pads that glue or stick on. I'm thinking the smooth, so it can be positioned on a desk without lifting. Kind of you to suggest and thanks very much!

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