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Should I trust ebay to buy windows 7? Also will it for a new build with no os?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Microsoft-Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-bit-Full-Version-SP1-Coa-Product-Key-/140961618610?pt=UK_Computing_Software_Software_SR&hash=item20d1f79ab2


Hears my build:


MicrATX Case + 500w PSU £23.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/343259-cit-imp-micro-black-interior-500w-12cm-black-psu-cscitblackimp

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel HD Audio mATX Motherboard £32.91
http://www.ebuyer.com/344015-gigabyte-ga-78lmt-s2p-amd-socket-am3-7-1-channel-hd-audio-matx-motherboard-ga-78lmt-s2p

AMD (Piledriver) FX-6300 3.50GHz (4.10GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 6-Core Processor £86.39
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/AMD+%28Piledriver%29+FX-6300+3.50GHz+%284.10GHz+Turbo%29+Socket+AM3%2B+6-Core+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=52724&source=skinflint#rqc

WD Blue 1 TB Internal hard drive Serial ATA-600 3.5" 7200 rpm WD10EZEX £50
http://www.ebuyer.com/319639-seagate-1tb-barracuda-internal-hard-drive-oem-st1000dm003

4GB RAM £22
https://www.google.co.uk/shopping/product/2832772068718953982?q=4gb%20ram&safe=off&hl=en&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.48572450,d.ZWU&biw=1366&bih=667&sa=X&ei=OofQUd7QFYnXOYP4gKAJ&ved=0CH8Q8wIwAg

MSI GTX 650 Ti BOOST Twin Frozr III OC Edition 2GB £133.36
http://www.ebuyer.com/493593-msi-gtx-650-ti-boost-oc-edition-2gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card-n650ti-tf-2gd5-oc-be

CPU Cooler £16.37
http://www.ebuyer.com/176157-arctic-cooling-freezer-7-pro-rev-2-socket-775-1156-1155-1366-ac-frz-7pr2

CPU paste £0.48
http://www.ebuyer.com/72292-extra-value-thermal-compound-silver-grease-pst700-sp10

CD DRIVE £12
https://www.google.co.uk/shopping/product/12405751387349678702?hl=en&q=cd%20drive&oq=cd+dri&gs_l=products-cc.1.0.0l10.45302.46564.0.48673.6.6.0.0.0.0.189.542.2j4.6.0...0.0...1ac.1.18.products-cc.1UpeB7ttV7w&sa=X&ei=aobQUa6aBcKuO4XAgNgJ&ved=0CIoBEPMCMAE

Wireless N PCI Adapter £8
https://www.google.co.uk/shopping/product/4552915842639662978?q=wireless%20adapter&safe=off&hl=en&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.48572450,d.ZWU&biw=1366&bih=667&sa=X&ei=54bQUdn5DYGYPb_FgYgG&ved=0CIkBEPMCMAE

Fan £10
https://www.google.co.uk/shopping/product/13742709018637913076?hl=en&q=computer%20fan&oq=computer+fa&gs_l=products-cc.1.0.0l10.50252.53051.0.54603.11.8.0.3.3.0.143.931.1j7.8.0...0.0...1ac.1.18.products-cc.JLIRlkQPtEQ&sa=X&ei=hYfQUbDNE4O1PLOtgTA&ved=0CJwBEPMCMAU

TOTAL= £395.11
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  1. Personally, I would buy an OEM copy from a web retailer. Safest route.
  2. Best answer
    The link you posted is a Dell restore DVD. This is not a licence for windows 7, it is merely installation media. If you own a dell computer, and it already has a Windows 7 Home Premium COA (sticker w/ liscense # on it) then you can purchase this with no problem (and it should not cost more than $20 US).

    If you are building your own machine then you must use either a Windows 7 OEM or Retail box to pair with it. The only legal discounts available are for some nonprofits that can purchase through tech soup.
  3. The description says that the licence key is included, although may show some signs of wear. This suggests that the disk is being sent with the licence code from a decommisioned (or even stolen) PC. It's up to you if you want to take the risk. WIndows 7 OEM costs less than £70 from a store, however, so I would recommend that route instead.

    Also, in your build, get 2x2GB sticks of RAM. 1x4GB won't operate at full speed (you need dual sticks for RAM to work at full speed). I'd also not get that PSU (the case is probably fine) as it'll be a generic. They can potentially fail and take your whole system down. A 500W PSU from someone like Corsair will be far better for you, and far safer for your system...seriously, do not skimp on the PSU. Your GPU also needs a 6-pin power connection to work, and the description of the case doesn't say if that PSU has it, so you risk not being able to power your GPU.
  4. Other than the concerns posted above, ebay is a wonderful place to get used, yet still relevant hardware. You just have to know what is good, and what it is worth. If it goes over what you think it is worth, or what you can afford, just let it pass.
  5. +1.

    I got my second 560Ti from eBay for far less than it was going from a shop. Works perfectly, very happy!
  6. +1
    Hardware on ebay had been a supprisingly good expeierence for me as well. The first time was pretty scarry, and it is hard to find good deals on cutting edge equipment over a retail store (and so most of my business still goes retail), but the few times I have found a good deal I have not regretted it. I have also sold old equipment without issue as well, which is nice.

    But the rule for computer equipment and software is this: If it is not a complete product in itself (such as hardware, a console game, or new unopened/unused software), then you are asking for trouble. You may be able to get it to work, but it may be a pain to do, it may be illegal, and you will definitely not get any support if you have problems.
  7. diellur said:
    The description says that the licence key is included, although may show some signs of wear. This suggests that the disk is being sent with the licence code from a decommisioned (or even stolen) PC. It's up to you if you want to take the risk. WIndows 7 OEM costs less than £70 from a store, however, so I would recommend that route instead.

    Also, in your build, get 2x2GB sticks of RAM. 1x4GB won't operate at full speed (you need dual sticks for RAM to work at full speed). I'd also not get that PSU (the case is probably fine) as it'll be a generic. They can potentially fail and take your whole system down. A 500W PSU from someone like Corsair will be far better for you, and far safer for your system...seriously, do not skimp on the PSU. Your GPU also needs a 6-pin power connection to work, and the description of the case doesn't say if that PSU has it, so you risk not being able to power your GPU.


    Thanks for your answer! :) here is my new build:

    Processor£82.79
    http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/AMD+%28Piledriver%29+FX-6300+3.50GHz+%284.10GHz+Turbo%29+Socket+AM3%2B+6-Core+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=52724&source=skinflint

    motherboard£38.54
    http://www.cclonline.com/product/88626/GA-78LMT-USB3/Motherboards/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-Motherboard-Phenom-II-AMD-Athlon-II-Socket-AM3-AMD-760G-Micro-ATX-RAID-Gigabit-Ethernet-rev-4-1-/MBD0412/?siteID=8BacdVP0GFs-I71G1JoVqfaxys_GztbbyQ

    4gb ram£28.64
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9-1600MHz-Vengeance-Memory/dp/B004CRSM48/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372771417&sr=8-1&keywords=4+gb+ram

    hard drive£45.59
    http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/1TB+Seagate+Barracuda+ST1000DM003+3.5%22+SATA+III+Hard+Drive+-+HDD+?productId=48501&source=skinflint

    graphics card£137.50
    http://www.ebuyer.com/500270-gigabyte-nvidia-gtx-650ti-be-1098mhz-6008mhz-2048mb-192-bit-ddr5-2-wf-fan-gv-n65tboc-2gd

    wireless adpater£9.99
    http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/271218184085?var=lv&var=sbar&_lwgsi=y&cbt=y&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=66

    case(mini tower)£16.89
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00949CDBC/?tag=pcp0f-21

    psu(450w)£34.99
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/450w-xfx-pro-series-atx-psu-with-easyrail-technology-587552?c=AffilWin127079&t=216430611#reviews

    dvd-drive£13.85
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009GV7ZQG/?tag=pcp0f-21

    (TOTAL=£408.78)
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    Keyboard+mouse£22.69
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-DPI-USB-Optical-Game-Gaming-Mouse-Mice-RED-LED-Backlit-Multimedia-Keyboard-/350706106995?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_KeyboardsMice&hash=item51a7b68273

    windows 7£34.00
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Oem-Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-Bit-Sp1-Coa-Key-Full-Program-Free-Post-/321153370757?pt=UK_Computing_Software_Software_SR&hash=item4ac63b8a85
    (TOTAL=£56.69)
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    TOTAL £465.47
  8. Build looks good, apart from the RAM...4GB will work, but DDR needs 2 sticks to work at full speed. There is no real difference between 1x4GB and 2x2GB, so just get the dual sticks. :)
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