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Buying a "newish" used build from a private party

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Last response: in Systems
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!

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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
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.
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.


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.