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Old March 9, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Arrow Is this system worth $590 or $750?

HOKAY! I wanted to buy all new parts & have Ncix assemble, but well.. XD The system I was considering wouldve probably been about $1200 (not incl tax & assembly.. not incl OS)

ANYWAY! For $590, is this worth it?

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Processor, 3.30GHz w/ 6MB Cache (Jan 2012)

MB: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 w/ Dual DDR3 2133, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, CrossFireX / SLI (Jan 2012)

RAM: Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Kit (2 x 4GB), Cerulean Blue (Jan 2012)

Case: Antec Three Hundred Case (Jan 2012) (very silent case)
2 x Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 800RPM 40.1CFM 10.7DBA (super silent fans)
extra 120mm cooling fans at the front.

Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 800RPM 40.1CFM 10.7DBA - Scythe - SY1225SL12L

Power supply: Antec 650W Power supply
(from previous system, in perfect condition)

And, for $750, he would include the Patriot 120gb Sata III SSD as well.
(I have major thoughts AGAINST buying used SSDs/HDs from others, b/c I don't know if there's any malicious software on these items! Is there a way to wipe both so that they're seriously, completely, brandnew?)

I would like to get your advice ASAP!!!

OH! the seller also said that he could also install 64bit Windows 7 Professional SP1 (not the usual Home Edition that comes with most PCs and laptops).

How do I make sure it's a legit copy of Win 7? And make sure he can't call MS afterwards, and ask to have the serial changed!?!?!

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Old March 9, 2012, 12:47 PM
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I'd say its worth $450.
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Old March 9, 2012, 12:53 PM
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I'd say its worth $450.
? Without the SSD?

Well.. just checked NCIX. with just the MB, CPU & RAM, retail price is at about $430+ alone~ (not incl tax)

Supafly, Where are you getting your prices from?
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? Without the SSD?

Well.. just checked NCIX. with just the MB, CPU & RAM, retail price is at about $430+ alone~ (not incl tax)

Supafly, Where are you getting your prices from?
I would assume hes going on the fact that it is used...and computer parts are just as bad as cars (lose 50% of thier value when you take them off the lot ...Exaggeration....)


I would have to say i agree with 450-600...i definatly wouldnt get the ssd...as hes pricing it @ 160...which is too high..
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Old March 9, 2012, 02:18 PM
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I would assume hes going on the fact that it is used...and computer parts are just as bad as cars (lose 50% of thier value when you take them off the lot ...Exaggeration....)


I would have to say i agree with 450-600...i definatly wouldnt get the ssd...as hes pricing it @ 160...which is too high..

Hmm, I'm not having much luck looking for hardware on Vancouver CL~ Do you have any advice for me?

Well........... on Memory Express, new system (incl the SSD) came to a grand total of $908.
w/o SSD, $695.

Sooo.. i figure he had a somewhat reasonable price. I don't know though.. XD

Is there anyone here from Vancouver, wanting to upgrade their computer!?!?!
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Old March 16, 2012, 07:59 PM
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what is your budget?
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Old March 17, 2012, 12:12 PM
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That seems rather cheap for the performance it offers. I'd definitely re-consider as there may be problems with the parts, and he's rushing to get it off his hands to some unfortunate sap. My friend bought a very similar build a week ago and it cost him 1000 in all (not even including a SSD!).
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Old March 17, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Pretty high for used, you could shop around and come pretty close to that build new for $600.
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Old March 20, 2012, 12:26 PM
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DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT BUYING THIS USED CRAP AT THAT PRICE



CPU
: Intel Core i5-2500K Processor, 3.30GHz w/ 6MB Cache (Jan 2012) - $350 including that MB and RAM Intel Core

MB: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 w/ Dual DDR3 2133, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, CrossFireX / SLI (Jan 2012)

RAM included in that bundle


Case: Antec Three Hundred Case (Jan 2012) (very silent case) $60 - Antec Three Hundred Versatile Mid Tower Gamer Case at Memory Express
2 x Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 800RPM 40.1CFM 10.7DBA (super silent fans) - $20
extra 120mm cooling fans at the front.

Power supply: Antec 650W Power supply - $80 for a TPN Antec True Power New 650W Power Supply w/ Quad +12V, 120mm Fan at Memory Express you could get better here, this isn't the best PSU


Okay $515 new...all priced at Memory Express.


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