Buying a "newish" used build from a private party

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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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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