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July 24, 2012 6:33:37 PM

Some one local to me just listed this PC for $500 on craigslist, saying he built a new Sandy Bridge-E machine and was selling his old one. Is this a good deal?

Intel Core i5-2500k processor

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 1800 ATX Motherboard -

Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH80)

G.Skill Ripjaws-X 16 GB : 4 x 4 GB Memory - DIMM 240-pin - 1866

Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5

Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 300gb 7200rpm Hard Drive P/N: HDT725030VLA380

Thermaltake v3 Mid-Tower[BLACK]

CoolerMaster 850w - FREE

Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 300gb 7200rpm Hard Drive

Sony DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OEM with Discs and Keys

I was thinking of buy this, taking my 1TB Western Digital Black HDD and XFX 6970 from my current ring and putting them in there and taking the 300GB hard drives and 5770 from this rig and putting them in my old Phenom II X6 box to sell to my father in law as an office PC.

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July 24, 2012 6:44:57 PM

That was a good deal, except for the PSU, RAM, and Cooler.
July 24, 2012 7:10:27 PM

azeem40 said:
That was a good deal, except for the PSU, RAM, and Cooler.


And hard drive, and Windows 7 Ultimate. :heink: 
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July 24, 2012 8:56:48 PM

The only things i don't like about it are the HDD and PSU, but they're passable IMO. If you have a 6970 to put in it, it'd be a monster. That mobo alone is worth a good chunk of change. What's wrong with the RAM, cooler, and Windows 7 Ultimate?
July 24, 2012 9:46:32 PM

I'm dropping in my HDD, a Western Digital Black 1TB. I'm also planning on grabbing a 60GB SSD to use as a boot drive.
Whats wrong with a Cooler Master 850W PSU? I also have OCZ Modstream 700W PSU that might be better I guess.
And for $500, with a real, genuine copy of windows, and all those parts, plus a LCD monitor and keyboard and mouse, I feel it's a good deal.
Plus, my current mobo doesn't support CrossFire, and the Sabertooth does, so I'm thinking one the 6970's drop a little more I can grab another one and CrossFire them.

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July 24, 2012 10:14:31 PM
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stant1rm said:
I'm dropping in my HDD, a Western Digital Black 1TB. I'm also planning on grabbing a 60GB SSD to use as a boot drive.
Whats wrong with a Cooler Master 850W PSU? I also have OCZ Modstream 700W PSU that might be better I guess.
And for $500, with a real, genuine copy of windows, and all those parts, plus a LCD monitor and keyboard and mouse, I feel it's a good deal.
Plus, my current mobo doesn't support CrossFire, and the Sabertooth does, so I'm thinking one the 6970's drop a little more I can grab another one and CrossFire them.


I just didn't like the fact that it's some random cooler master 850W PSU. if it were good, he'd probably include the name. you know what i mean? from what we know, i'd probably drop it and put the ocz in there. but, if you crossfire that 6970, you might be pushing the ocz a bit. it might be a problem, but a good problem to have i suppose lol.
July 24, 2012 10:34:59 PM

Augray37 said:
The only things i don't like about it are the HDD and PSU, but they're passable IMO. If you have a 6970 to put in it, it'd be a monster. That mobo alone is worth a good chunk of change. What's wrong with the RAM, cooler, and Windows 7 Ultimate?


You only need Windows 7 Ultimate if you're running the language packs or XP emulation mode. Most (about 95%) users won't so that's why Pro is the most recommended after Home Premium. I really wonder why this person went all out on cooling and OS - two things that really aren't that essential and went with a GPU that was good 3 years ago but isn't now.
July 24, 2012 11:19:23 PM

He probably built the PC a while ago. And the 5770 isn't really the original card, he has SLI'ed GTX 670's, but he put those in his Sandy Bridge-E rig.
July 25, 2012 7:35:39 PM

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