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June 9, 2012 6:41:44 AM

Recently ive been looking at buying a used computer with decent components for me to ugrade. Im doing this because its much much cheaper than buying new or building my own, even though i would rather just get a new computer. Heres the specs to one that i found for $600 What do you guys think?

Processor: AMD 960T stock @ 3.0 GHz (Mine is o.c @ 4.1Ghz)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL (O.C @1333 mhz)
Mother Board: ASRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CPU Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 5770 1GB
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply
Case: Sentey Black Box Series BX1-4237 v2.2 Black SECC 0.7mm / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Monitor: HP 2311x 23" LED Monitor 1080P Ultra-Slim

I know that it is a bit pricy since i would have to upgrade at least the gpu and ram, and i havent heard too many good things about the psu. Do you guys think i should go check this one out or just keep waiting?

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 9, 2012 6:57:36 AM

I have a used GA P55-UD4P / i5 750 / HD 5850 / 4 GB of G skill DDR3 1333 or 1600 OR both for 8 GB @ 1333

you would need

Case 60
hdd 70
dvd 20
psu 60 = 210 I can sell for 300 so 510 VS 600 no monitor tho :( 


Anyway PM if you like to chat about it



a b B Homebuilt system
June 9, 2012 9:07:50 AM

for about $600 you can get a modern QuadCare gaming system sans the GPU which you need to upgrade on the above system anyway. Maybe less if you live near a MicroCenter.

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16827106289
$17.99

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16811146075
$39.99

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16822152181
$79.99

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16817139027
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$59.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML4GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16820233187
$29.99

ASRock H77M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16813157303
$84.99

Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16819116505
$199.99

ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor w/Speakers & HDMI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16824236079
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$159.99
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$637.92 after $35 MIR.

add your choice of GPU and you have a modern gaming system system
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