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Post » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:57 pm

Selling PC

Hey dudes,

recently had some big reality checks, such as the end of my 5 yr relationship among other things. So i've decided its time to change things.

Starting with selling this computer which I sink a huge part of my time into. Was just wanting to know a rough price i should put on it. Honestly I dont even care if it's not much, I just want it gone and although I could just throw it off a balcony or whatever, I'd rather give it to someone who wants it at a decent price. Everything is in working order and it will be freshly reformatted also.

The list:
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Theres now 3 of those G skill sticks in there with an extra somewhere aswell.
Also theres a GIGABYTE Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 in there aswell now, but I still also have the other card in the box thats on the list.

Extras:
21" samsung monitor
Steelseries Siberia headphones(white)
Logitec G110 keyboard
Razer Deathadder

I'd like it to go all together, but if someone wanted a part, i'd consider it.

If anyone wants to make an offer then go ahead. Unfortunately it will be P/U in brisbane area only but am willing to travel within reason.
Otherwise I'm just going to throw it up on some shitty selling site and see how I go.
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:17 am

put it on gumtree altho here is ok i spose

so many brisfags were tribers
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:19 am

put it on gumtree altho here is ok i spose

so many brisfags were tribers
Yeah sell it as a "Gaming computer" on gumtree or one of those local facebook groups and you can probably charge a decent price for it.

Some of the prices people are asking for "Gaming computers" on gumtree are f*****g ridiciouls so if you price it reasonably you should be able to sell it. Add a couple of hundred bucks to your asking price to allow for haggling

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mansfiel ... 1066534670

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/deagon/d ... 1066526994

use http://www.staticice.com.au/ to look up the average price of your parts brand new and then go from there.

Edit - brand new including only the stuff in the screenshot your looking at $1670 add the moniter, gpu and other stuff and you could probably ask for 2 grand+.
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:41 am

Argh dont go kust! It's all about balancing this **** out. I've lost 3 relationships to my beloved computer gaming, it's only recently I've learnt how to balance it out.
If you must sell do what pettles suggests :(
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:56 am

Yeah i have to say I agree with XU1 here - are you sure dumping the computer is going to solve your problems? I dont think the issue is so much with your computer, but you. You're very likely to fill that gaping void left by the computer with something else. I think you'd be better off keeping it, and learning (forcing) yourself to moderate your time spent on it. I wouldnt sell it, if anything i'd uninstall all the games - maybe a fresh install with nothing but legitimate software - for god knows we all cant live without computers these days.

I think most of us around here would have had issues with relationships and games - they just dont go together, not unless you've married a gamer or something (which IMO isnt healthy as you're both then just sinking into your chosen addictions). For me it was Everquest 1 - it basically killed a former relationship of mine because I let it. I let it because i was unaware of it - i literally spent hours and hours and hours in that damned game, and totally ignored my gf's attempts to re-engage me. I spent time with her too of course, but she'd ask to go on a walk or what not and i wouldnt want to - then i'd feel resentful for going, then i'd come home and would be instantly back on the computer, a mindless zombie.

In hindsight, i cant believe i was so clueless.

These days, i'm completely mindful of the time spent gaming. I still game too much, but my wife comes first in everything. If she wants my time, she has it. If she wants to do something, i'll do it. I suggest things, we go out, we enjoy our time together. I still spend too much time on the computer but i am concious of it, and i make an active effort always to spend time with her and not ignore her. All the while i try and reduce my time playing. Games that require large time commitments, or anything that cant be played casually, they're the first things that have to go - and to be honest, i dont miss them.

So IMO rather than just outright dumping it, learn to moderate.

There's one huge thing i learned from quitting smoking (i smoked from mid-teens right the way through to around 30 or so, and havent had even a single puff in over 10 years now) - you HAVE to quit for the right reasons. If you quit for reasons that you dont really agree with - like to save money, like to please a partner who doesnt like the smell of it etc - you'll fail. But if you recognise that you really dont need them, you'll be able to follow-through. It's just the way it works. Same deal with you and your computer, you're likely sore from losing this most recent relationship, but a kneejerk reaction to dump the problem may not solve your problem, as it may not actually be the problem, only part of it.

Have a think about it before you do anything drastic. I think removing gaming or drastically removing it is a good thing, but empowering yourself to take control of the habit, that's the great thing.

*edit - we can all be pricks to each other around here from time to time, it's the nature of competetive gaming and the like - but i think on this particular issue we are all affected (or have been affected) and are somewhat unified.
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:16 am

Well said deepy. Can't complain with anything you said there.
We have all lost relationships to gaming, even ww. Although his problem was roids mixed up with gaming. Deadly combo :lol:
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:23 am

Let's start 2015 with a clean state XU1, if **** hits the fan again, **** hits the fan again, but for the moment, lezbfriendz 8-)
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:34 am

Lol ok. Won't last long but whatever :D
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:27 am

I think you can dump your computer.

I found moving to Cairns & living "light" without internet/PC did wonders for my soul. I started living life to the full.

If you are prepared to make a change and are dedicated - you can do it!

Maybe you store your PC @ your parents or something just in case
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:35 am

My issue with my own PC is that it's a never-ending distraction. There are very real things I want to achieve in life, things that I am stalling at getting started time and time again as there's always that unlimited distraction of the PC. I should really take my own medicine and uninstall all my games also. They really are one of the worst addictions out there IMO. Every bit as damaging in different ways compared with addictions of other natures, ie drugs, gambling etc. It may feel like they're not as bad, but from a life perspective, think about what you might have achieved (or might not have) had you not been hooked.
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:40 am

I agree with DJ. I was in the exact same boat as you many moons ago and sold my PC due to losing my GF of 3 years to doing basically exactly what DJ said :) . This is not a unique situation.

Anyways computers and gaming were/are part of me and selling my PC didn't help anything it made things worse as I lost 2 things I loved... I ended up buying a new PC 4 months later costing me money.

We are who we are, I don't think selling your PC will help in and of itself. You need to learn to limit your time on it and find other things to do that you enjoy that are more IRL social that you can do with future GF's etc like a sport or joint hobbies. IMo keep the PC but actively try to not spend as much time on it and take up mmore hobbies to balance it out and if friends are going out or have activities to do go with them etc etc.
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:43 pm

1. Porn
2. Mindless use of the internet
3. Gaming

All bad imo :)
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:00 pm

I really appreciate the time you guys took to make some of your responses. I maybe jumping the gun a bit by just getting rid of it. As some have said, it's all about balance.

Thanks pet etc for the tech advice, and the rest for some actually very thoughtful replies.

I guess I have some decisions to make.
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:18 pm

Ya dude give it time.

I remember my first breakup(6 years), the gf was crying, saying how its the end etc etc. I grabbed my modem and smashed in on the ground in front of her to prove to her I wont play games. She gave me one more chance, so we went out for dinner, movies, day trips to the beach etc etc, 3 weeks after I got another modem and got back into games and shortly after that, of course, we broke up. The point is, if you truly love something you'll always come back to it no matter what. Yea I loved my gf but I loved computers and gaming more. It may be an addiction but once you learn to balance it out it's perfectly fine. My last gf(3 years) loved IT, she worked in IT so she didnt mind, she understood the IT need baha, anyways that relationship ended because she was muslim and you can imagine what happened there with the parents. My other point is, wait for the right chick that accepts it and allows you to do what you love to do. You can have both.

also, women are f****d i hate them
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:20 pm

1. Porn
2. Mindless use of the internet
3. Gaming

All bad imo :)
1. yes(and only about 80% of it is bad, poor lighting, camera, music, girls BMI)
2. ive learned more **** online than any irl curriculum save for tafe
3. yup, but thats for nerds rite shakey

its a very simple situation, food water shelter and entertainment, women and children satisfy the last requirement 50% of the time and the other 50% is spent being miserable because of them. Zero sum game.

I spose theres an argument to be made for children as they're the ultimate legacy after you're dead but id also rather be both selfish and selfless in saving the planet from the massive carbon footprint known as reproduction and not having to deal with the responsibility of parenting.

choice is yours
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:31 pm

Have you ever had physical contact with a female phil, let alone emotional?

*edit and i dont mean rubbing your **** on the monitor
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:05 pm

If you've never tried going computerator-free for a while, then I strongly recommend it. I sold up when T2 died (the first time) and it was an extremely positive and productive time.
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:16 pm

Have you ever had physical contact with a female phil, let alone emotional?

*edit and i dont mean rubbing your **** on the monitor
No you're right im not qualified to talk about women, ive avoided them my whole life out of fear and i'll always be alone, im 100% biased loser and none of my commentary is valid.

I still say its a zero sum game
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:17 pm

sorry to hear the news kust. my exit from t2 was because of the relationship i was in. had been chasing her for two years (she was the one, never thought that about a girl before) and this subject was our first real blow up. as a gesture (that i later regretted) i quit zD, t2, bittah and irc. i needed her to know she would come first but as i was doing it she said "don't do that". she knew how much i loved that particular game but i was adamant. when things calmed down, we had a huge chat it. we made a deal, not quite sure how to explain it but if we changed everything after the relationship started then we risk f*****g with what attracted us to each other in the first place. changes would have to made of course because i wasn't single anymore, but they didn't have to be so drastic. later, bongo convinced me to join exiled (later ubertron) for the last days of t2 and she said "awesome!" and it fkn was. games are one of my escapes and i don't always get the balance right but i like it. all things in moderation.

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^ when a girl finally decides to tell you what's wrong ;)
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Post » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:04 pm

No you're right im not qualified to talk about women, ive avoided them my whole life out of fear and i'll always be alone, im 100% biased loser and none of my commentary is valid.
Why'd you remove everyone from steam phil?
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