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December 13, 2012 5:49:12 AM

Hi all,

Found this deal in my local craigslist

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/sys/3365146396.ht...

Do you guys think I should jump on this?
It seems like a good price if I can get it to last until after Braodwell (doubt there will be much cpu gains in next 2 gens)
Should I stick at that price or try and get out a lower offer like $120?

If anyone in vancouver is reading this, I call dibs and hands off! =P

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 13, 2012 6:31:04 AM
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Intel Quad-Core i5 750 use to be a 200$ chip
Gigabyte P55-USB3 use to be a 130$ board

boath with good reviews and still buildable

go for it
a b B Homebuilt system
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December 13, 2012 7:07:30 PM

Is there any significant risk with buying used CPU's and boards? I know boards can die easily sometimes but what about CPU's?
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December 13, 2012 7:26:58 PM

the main thing that kills motherboard / cpu is heat (and sometimes bad luck) ive got a 15yr (maybe older) old 233 i keep running if its built well and has good ventilation a pc "can" last until the metal starts to corrode and or capacitors blow,

on the same note a brand new pc i was working with after the owner decided to clean it was fried due to a small amount of liquid propellant that came out of one of those compressed air canisters right into one of the processor terminals.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 13, 2012 9:49:20 PM

there is always a risk buying used... but at the same time the cheaper benefit as well.
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December 15, 2012 7:30:44 PM

Best answer selected by Stickmansam.
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