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i7 8750h, GTX 1070. I've already upgraded the ram to 32GB of 2666MHz HyperX CL15, 1TB Samsung 970 EvoPLUS, and a nice dbrand skin to cover it
I sold it at the time of posting to a couple kids getting into the gaming scene. Right now my personal rig is an Alienware R15 i7 8750H GTX 1070 :o
Although I think 90% of the parts would live seven years from now I would never offer a warranty that long lol. I like to do 1-Yr warranty on older gen parts such as this i7 2600 build, and 3-Yr warranty on newer generation such as Intel 6th generation/Ryzen. Over 20 something builds spanning 2-3 years I haven't had one person call me for warranty :)
Thank you! Yes flipping is still going good, pretty profitable. If you click my profile I've got many flipped builds I've uploaded. My most recent is a Ryzen 2700x GTX 1080ti system for $766 built
No problems, no artifacts. Opened the card up and it had no weird smells, showed small signs of use. Cleaned it up applied new thermal paste and it topped out at 83F on a stress test. Was able to take a +160 core overclock. Nothing out of the ordinary
It came out of a pre-built system, it had a white backplate permanently 'taped' to the GPU that I proceeded to snap off at home.
Newegg has a brand new Asus Strix ROG RTX 2070 for $400 right now!
No idea. Backstory is a posting on Craigslist showing the GPU it's serial number sticker everything checked out but I couldn't buy it had to go to work. 12 hours later and the post is still up and I pick it up, seller tells me nobody else contacted him but me, and he upgraded to the 2080ti for overwatch.
No I just posted it today, will update the post with the sold price once it happens!
I mainly played CS:GO and Overwatch. No symptoms of bottlenecking whatsoever, especially at 4.1GHz
Finally sold it to a friend for $600 even. A profit of $230, I am very happy. He will also want me to upgrade it to an i7 3770k soon, where I will make another little bit of profit. Definitely be careful trying to flip older parts. I feel like I priced it way too high and paired it with a too-powerful of a GPU. I actually had hundreds of people view my multiple listings and 30-40 viewers actually offering counter-prices or asking questions about it. Maybe just bad luck but it is my most popular local build and took the longest to sell.
I usually add that in the description, whoops! This one will start at $540, my absolute lowest would be $450 (at least $180-200 profit.)
Thank you, I definitely took my time with it.
That makes sense, this is my first time selling older components for a premium. However my local market will definitely pay for this in the range of $600-750. I can update you with the price when it sells if you'd like.
My second to last flip was a Ryzen 5 1600/GTX 1060 6GB and it sold for $730. I priced this accordingly since it has a 980Ti, premium motherboard and premium power supply.
I'll update the post when it's sold and for what price :)
This is a very old architecture but it'll play older games as well as esports titles. Consider a Ryzen build as it can be upgraded in the future :)
I don't overclock unless the customer specifically asks for it and I charge a premium. However I got a couple Ryzen 5 1600 chips and the one I'm using right now overclocks to 4.1GHz @ 1.325v stable :) As for storage it's up to the buyer if they'd like to upgrade in the future.
Yo I'm actually building a very similar computer in a few days with this case. I really liked how it looked and can't wait to build in it, how was it for you?
The $60 deal was on craigslist. I use that and OfferUp to find my deals. I had a windows 7 pro license lying around and used it for this computer; Microsoft will accept Windows 7 codes for Windows 10 installations.
A majority of my customers aren't very technology-educated and prefer a bigger size of space versus a smaller one that's faster. But when I find one for a good deal I'll use it!
Any will work, this build a used a non-modular and the case made it easy to work with.
If I remember correctly it was very easy. Corsair cases are always of premium quality and great for any builder.
Yes, especially the corsair case, it was very nice and easy to build in.
I have one of the Eluktronics models with a GTX 1050ti mobile chip. It's very easy to replace the desktop CPU in it :)
Almost three months ago
gotta make profit to live, lol
You can get it even lower when you looked for used parts from craigslist or OfferUp. I've seen a 1060 6gb go for $220 there.
Performance is great! I've had the computer on a full stress test (100% CPU, 100% GPU) non-stop for a few days now, GPU temperature is a solid 82C at 50% fan speed, very quiet. Room temperature is about 77F and keep in mind I've got three APEVIA fans which I highly recommend you buy, they look amazing and cool very well and come in multiple colors.
Pretty much everything besides super intense CPU based games. I tested PubG on this before I sold it and got 100fps with 1080p low/medium
PC flipping is very fun and there is money to be made depending on how motivated you are to sell. To answer your first question, I build first then sell. I get my parts used from sellers on craigslist and apps like OfferUp. When I run across a good deal, like an i3 6100 for $40 USD, I pick it up and start finding parts to build around it. I like to keep my builds as low of a cost as possible, so I may wait awhile for a good deal online like the EVGA 450W BT for $21.99 USD and other parts that I can't find used like a nice case. I live in a small city, there are a nice amount of new computer/computer part ads posted every day; in a bigger city I could imagine it would be very easy to flip a new pc every week. I do not ship my PCs, the buyer will either come to me or I deliver it if he/she is in the area. I advertise my services via craigslist, OfferUp, and Let Go. If I wasn't so busy with my classes I would be advertising in more places to sell faster. Also, PC flipping doesn't necessarily have to be building a whole PC out of used parts. If I found a nice, cheap PC listed I would buy it, clean it up, and resell it for profit. I do that with gaming laptops. If you have any more questions I'd love to answer them! Thanks for your comment :)
Thanks for your reply latc. I didn't describe what happened so well, so I edited the description with an update! I wasn't smart and got the FX 8370 burnt; If I did research, I would have found out that FX CPUs max limit are at 70-80c. I was used to my Ryzen CPU being able to hit the high 80s so I didn't think twice. Lesson learned, won't happen again! Luckily I didn't lose money since I got the deal for cheap, and bought the new CPU with the sold old one. The case I used wasn't too bad, it was nice to build in. The airflow wasn't really good, but it was OK. I didn't test the WD 5400 drive too much, but it did it's job. I don't really notice a difference in speed compared to 7,200RPM models unless the 5400 drive is moving/copying/etc a big file. This PC has been sold so I cannot test it anymore. My experience with EVGA PSUs is nothing but good, I absolutely love EVGA and prefer them. I got a nice EVGA GT 1030 for $49.99 USD that I'll be using in my next build, most likely paired with an i3 6100 or Pentium G4560; stay tuned!
Thank you. I didn't do enough research with the CPU before overclocking. If I did do research, I would have found out that FX CPUs max limit are at 70-80c. I was used to my Ryzen CPU being able to hit the high 80s so I didn't think twice. Lesson learned, won't happen again!
Thank you! I'm sorry I couldn't have a nice description for this build, I'm sure I did on my other account but unfortunately I lost everything from it so I'm in the works of reposting it all. Keep in mind most of these parts are bought used from someone on craigslist or OfferUp. I don't remember a lot about this build, but I do remember it was a pain to clean the case because the previous owner didn't clean any of the dust. Aside from that the case itself was very easy to build in, Corsair cases are known for their easy to use large interior and good airflow. Only thing I had a problem with in this build was one of the ram sticks; the plastic heatsink on one of the sticks was separated from the other half of the heatsink (poor quality material). Ram still worked, but the misaligned heatspreader really bugged me. I sell these computers for profit, and this one I sold about a month or so ago so I cannot test temperatures for you. I do remember it being very good with temps because of the three AF fans and good airflow in the case. CPU fan was easy to install and also kept it very cool. I'd be happy to answer any other questions!
After your comment I went looking for the better, high quality photos of this build. The photos before were taken from craigslist, which still kept the pictures, but in lower quality. Sadly my older builds pictures weren't saved on craigslist so I'll do some more digging in the trash for them. I uploaded the better photos if you want to take another look at the build :)
I took a look and it seems there's no way to take it off or hide it. The logo is actually part of the acrylic front! It's not that bad of an eye sore, but it does look weird from certain angles.