|so i'm hoping it'd sell for more then I originally bought it for|
Not a chance - unless you are fortunate to find someone not familiar with computer hardware. Whatever you paid for it a buyer will be able to get something brand new for the same price.
Generally speaking you can knock 50% of its worth for every year you have had it. Unless it is less than six months old you are not going to get anything near what you paid for it even with upgrades.