75 months ago
Ever since i built my first PC i have been itching to build more and more. I just graduated college with an engineering degree and a job that pays decently. I want to spend my paychecks on upgrading my rig but my level head tells me i need to save that money for the future. So this brings me here, i want to build computers that are made to sell. By waiting for good sales on components and actually know what im doing when building a PC i was hoping that i could build rigs and set them up, then sell them through Craigslist and eBay to make a small profit from the labor i put in and the sale price differences.
I threw together a good build here with lots of bang for the buck. I plan to overclock the CPU to 4.0 which will be easy enough with the hyper tx3. Ill wait for sales and hopefully take the price down to somewhere around $480. The build is made to sell so some things are a little different. For example the RAM is1333 instead of a 1600 or higher, this is because the person buying this would never be able to tell the difference and they wont actually look for a RAM speed on a Craigslist build.
I want to know. Is this crazy or dumb? Is there no room for profit? I feel like the builds i see currently on Craigslist are generally unbalanced and not well thought out. If i write a good description and prove that i know what im doing do you think people will actually appreciate the PC's i build? Has anyone tried this before and has it been successful or fallen flat? Also what do you think i could price a PC like this at? I was thinking 699 would be fair and i would maybe post it at 799 and let myself get talked down to 699.
Hopefully this would allow me to take the profits form these builds and put them into upgrading my PC without having to dip into my savings.