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November 14, 2012 9:44:42 PM

I am brand new to the gaming world, at least in a serious PC system setup......... I am considering buying a preowned set up from a friend of a friend, but wanted someone to evaluate what it might be in terms of monetary and operating capablities. Any feedback welcome and appreciated...........

This is how he describes it, in writing:

XP pro 64 bit

MS-7380 motherboard
Pentium 3 Xeon x2 3.2 (dualcore E5400/2.7Ghz)
6142 RAM
Nvidia G Force GTX 260--896MB x2
CD/DVDW
600 GB hard drive
Complete liquid cooling package
Silencer 910 watt power supply

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a b 4 Gaming
November 14, 2012 10:02:19 PM

building a new one is much better !
November 14, 2012 10:26:38 PM

Yeah, i know, but think i can get this on the cheap, he just put some money in another one and his wife insists he move this. Hence the reason i am trying to ball park what this was built for and what it is worth today.
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November 14, 2012 10:29:21 PM

mixinmaster said:
Yeah, i know, but think i can get this on the cheap, he just put some money in another one and his wife insists he move this. Hence the reason i am trying to ball park what this was built for and what it is worth today.


Like the other guy said, this is really outdated. I wouldn't pay more than $300 for this, and I would still rather build a PC that costs $600 and is 3x more powerful.
November 14, 2012 11:27:01 PM

Yeah, i hear you......... I'm just trying to get a feel for what everything in the racing rig package is worth, and the pc is the main thing that I have a hard time judging... The truth is, outdated doesn't really matter to me as long as it fulfills the experience of sim racing, along with other stuff I may want to try... With that said, I also know the computers and sim rigs are like alot of other hobby stuff, they don't hold value, and I don't want to deal with someone that doesn't understand how great that aspect of depreciation is...... In a nutshell, if I can get it cheap, I don't mind dated but completely usable hardware, and being new to it means I am not at an appreciation level like most of you...........

Thanks for the input and advice, I appreciate your time and effort..........
November 14, 2012 11:35:15 PM

You might have problems with drivers for 64-bit XP. I've never heard anything good about XP 64-bit. I wouldn't give more than $200 for it, it's old stuff.
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2012 1:02:13 AM

put a budget and we can help you building new rig cuz paying money on this old pc is like throwing your money in the sea !!
November 15, 2012 1:28:47 AM

What kind of rig could I build for $400-500? I want to play the sim racing games online with it, iracing to be exact, but would want it to be expandable as well so I could keep it for a few years and not get outdated as quick.
November 15, 2012 1:37:58 AM

mixinmaster said:
What kind of rig could I build for $400-500? I want to play the sim racing games online with it, iracing to be exact, but would want it to be expandable as well so I could keep it for a few years and not get outdated as quick.


You Idk what the requirements are for those games, but I imagine you could at the very least almost max them out at 1080p.

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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2012 2:35:49 PM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE2 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.88 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $525.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 11:25 EST-0500)


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M4A88T-V EVO ATX AM3 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE2 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.88 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $500.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 11:35 EST-0500)
November 15, 2012 9:43:31 PM

Thanks to all of you, your advice helped me make a decison. I opted to not buy the rig
altogether, I will build one instead. Thanks for the info and turning me on to the PC Parts site.....
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2012 10:33:38 PM

glad that i helped sir..
November 23, 2012 1:31:24 AM

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