Buying a "newish" used build from a private party Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Product Last response: December 23, 2012 3:49 PM in Systems Share jamkor December 23, 2012 3:02:11 PM What kinds of tests, etc. should I run in person tp evaluate the build before forking over the cash? Specific applications or otherwise would be very helpful. Thank you! More about : buying newish build private party Motopsychojdn a b B Homebuilt system December 23, 2012 3:35:46 PM Same as cars, if you aren't knowledgeable in the field, take along someone who is Sorry but that is the best advice anyone can give you on this Moto m 0 l DarkSable a b B Homebuilt system December 23, 2012 3:49:42 PM The other option would be to post the computer specs up here... but then you still don't know if they're accurate / if every item is functioning properly. We could still tell you if it's a decent deal for the price, though. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jamkor December 23, 2012 3:49:57 PM Thank you, I appreciate the thought. I would still appreciate any recommendations to look when I am evaluating the build. Thanks. To help, here is the build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($148.15 @ Mac Connection) Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($178.50 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg) Other: GPUcooler ($169.99) Total: $1768.54 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 12:49 EST-0500) I can most likely get it for about $1k with a dell monitor. Thanks again. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuying GPU from private party Forum SolvedShould I build a game server, rather than using a switch for lan parties? Forum SolvedIs it fine if i use the Bitfenix Prodigy case as my everyday gaming build not for LAN Parties? Forum SolvedBuild or buy used? Forum Solvedfirst build could use review before buying Forum Buying used hardware for your first PC build? Forum SolvedI've figured out what I should buy for my first build going to use for Heavy workstation and gaming is it worth it ? Forum SolvedBuild New (600-800 budget) or buy used? Forum Buying some used parts -- need advice on build. <3 Forum SolvedBuild new for $600 or buy my friend's used rig? Forum First ever build, could use expert thoughts on it before buying. Forum SolvedOpinions on my gaming/everyday use build before i buy? Forum SolvedBuilding a new rig, can I use my current hard drive with windows 7 on my new build to avoid having to buy another OS/harddrive Forum SolvedBest laptop to buy that you can use for building a gaming laptop Forum Buy this used x79 beast or build new z77 Forum Should I buy this used $550 PC or stick t building my ow? Forum Buy used (recent) gaming computer, or custom build? Forum SolvedCan I use this old hdd or buy a new one for i5 3570K build Forum SolvedUse current PSU in new build or buy new one? Forum I am Building a new rig , should i use my older GTX 460 or Buy a new one ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !