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Buying year old gaming computer - opinion on price?

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April 5, 2013 2:38:13 PM

A local private seller has a year-old gaming computer at $800. Specs as follows:

Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core 3.4GHZ
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked Fermi 900MHZ 1024MB GDDR5
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 2X4GB
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda XT 7200.12 2TB
Power Supply: OCZ ZX Series 1000W
Case: Antec P280 XL-ATX

Doing some quick searches, the cost to build this new seems to be around $1100, although I wasn't specifically looking for sale prices. Is this a good deal at $800? If not, what would be a better price? I'm from Canada just for reference.

Thanks.
April 5, 2013 2:46:43 PM

kuriko898 said:
A local private seller has a year-old gaming computer at $800. Specs as follows:

Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core 3.4GHZ
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked Fermi 900MHZ 1024MB GDDR5
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 2X4GB
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda XT 7200.12 2TB
Power Supply: OCZ ZX Series 1000W
Case: Antec P280 XL-ATX

Doing some quick searches, the cost to build this new seems to be around $1100, although I wasn't specifically looking for sale prices. Is this a good deal at $800? If not, what would be a better price? I'm from Canada just for reference.

Thanks.


Hi :) 

NO its NOT a good deal....

Generally speaking a second hand machine is worth AROUND 50% of what it cost to build.....

If he came into one of my shops I would give a LOT less than 50% as well....but trade prices are lower...

All the best Brett :) 
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April 5, 2013 2:56:26 PM

I agree with Brett. I wouldn't give anywhere near $800 for that. You don't know if they OC'd, abused the hell out of it, you don't know if it's a legit copy of Windows or a pirated one.

What are you looking to spend? This system has legit Windows, in Canadian dollars, costs a bit more but would blow circles around that system.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/OFYi


As a shop owner too, I wouldn't even buy a system like that just because you have no idea on the history of it.
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April 5, 2013 2:58:39 PM

getochkn said:
I agree with Brett. I wouldn't give anywhere near $800 for that. You don't know if they OC'd, abused the hell out of it, you don't know if it's a legit copy of Windows or a pirated one.

What are you looking to spend? This system has legit Windows, in Canadian dollars, costs a bit more but would blow circles around that system.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/OFYi


As a shop owner too, I wouldn't even buy a system like that just because you have no idea on the history of it.


Hi :) 

Oh I WOULD buy it lol...for parts and probably offer him around £100....lol

It always amazes me how many people say yes to offers like that...

All the best Brett :) 
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April 5, 2013 3:10:56 PM

Low ball him, see what he says. It is a decent budget setup, but not worth $800.
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April 5, 2013 3:11:46 PM

It may not be worth $800, but it's easily worth $700. If it includes the OS and if it will pass stress tests. Lots of people will complain about it, but ask them to ship you the same system for $800 Cdn and they'll change their minds.



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April 5, 2013 3:23:48 PM

Thanks for the replies. Having a legit copy if Windows isn't much of an issue for me. I was going to do a full-wipe and then re-install anyway since I have an unused copy just gathering dust.

My interest in this computer was more of an after thought (just happened to come across it while web browsing), so spending around $1000 isn't something I can do right now. I was planning on offering a few hundred lower to see what he'd say and just wasn't sure if doing that was unreasonable or not. Would it be risky to buy even if he accepts?

@Proximon: What kind of tests would you recommend be done on the computer?
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April 5, 2013 4:04:38 PM

You would need HWInfo to monitor temps and OCCT will do the tests.
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