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January 4, 2010 3:34:38 AM

i gave an offer to buy this setup for $1300. From what I can see...it is WELL worth it. here's the setup, all parts were ordered on newegg back in july so warranties still apply. here is the list:


Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard
EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK
KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S 1000W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
Rosewill R5604-BK 0.8mm Japanese Cold Rolled Steel Dual 120mm Fans Screw-Less design ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B

it's never really been used, it was built and turned on for testing but not used.

thoughts for $1300?

P.S.
i am in need of a gaming machine primarily, no need for 3d modeling, etc. just gaming and websurfing, etc.

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January 4, 2010 10:09:58 AM

Parts wise, it sounds like a really solid machine. I would lean to say ~1300 is probably about fair, although one could probably find a better deal if he looked. I think the most important thing when it comes to buying used PC's is if you know the seller or not.
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January 4, 2010 1:34:11 PM

It's not a bad machine, and probably fairly priced for already being built and tested.

That said, if you're buying a new computer, $1300 can get you a lot more than that if you build it yourself. There's a lot of wasted money in that build (such as the 1000W PSU, VelociRaptor, sound card) and some lower quality/performance parts (PSU, case, GPU).

I'd take a shot and compare what you can get for you're actual budget to this build...
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January 4, 2010 4:04:36 PM

Mad is right there, it was early this morning and newegg didn't have any CPU+Mobo deals up for some reason, so I couldn't beat prices. I'm not too keen on PSU's, but I'd have to agree that PSU does seem iffy. Really though, that's a very solid machine if you're not ready to build your own. Hell, my 2007 rig runs every game at max with playable framerates ;) 
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