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Old April 8, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Default On a budget? Here's what I did.

FWIW, I just bought a used computer (less than a year old) for $400 and sold my old one for $250. Here's what I got for $150:

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
Intel i5-2500K (OC'd to 4.5 Ghz)
Eco-IT water cooler (temps 58C under full load)
Corsair 650W PSU
Corsair 120GB SSD
8GB G.Skill RipJaws
DVD Burner

When I sold my old PC, I installed a 500GB HDD that I had kicking around and kept my old 64GB SSD. I also kept my video card since the old system had onboard graphics. I swapped cases since I didn't like the one that came with the new PC and I didn't want to get rid of my 20" Thermaltake Shark (aluminum case).

So on top of getting all those goodies listed above, I kept my video card, 20" aluminum case and 64GB SSD (I use it as a scratch drive for photoshop CS5). For $150, I'd say I did pretty darn well. Rather than considering a whole new build, you can do the same if you know what to look for. Deals like this won't last long, so make sure to watch craigslist like a hawk and pounce when you see a deal!

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Old April 9, 2012, 02:12 AM
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That's an amazing deal. And I thought I got lucky getting a Sabertooth and FX-8120 for $285!
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Old April 9, 2012, 02:37 PM
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wish I could find something like that.
Desktop: Arc Midi R2, Z77-D3H, 3570K 1.09v/4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, XFX R9 280X DD, Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
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