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2nd Hand Gaming Rig (Advice Needed)

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February 9, 2013 9:52:17 PM

Looking to upgrade from my Intel Atom netbook to a gaming pc but only have a 600 pound budget. I will be using the pc for gaming, with the occasional photoshop/webdesign and CAD (engineering student). I was looking at buying this pc second hand but the seller claims it was bought abroad so no warranties. Any advice as to whether or not I should buy it, and is 500 pounds too much to pay?

CPU: i5 3570k @ 3.4 GHz
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LX
RAM: Corsair XMS 3 DDRIII 2x 2GB @ 1600 MHz
HDD: WD Caviar 1 TB
GPU: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB V-RAM
Sound card: Soundblaster Live! 5.1
PSU: OCZ600MXSP, 600W
Case: Black
Monitor: Acer G226HQL BBD 22″ Class LED Monitor
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless
OS: Win 7 Home Premium
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 3.5g

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February 9, 2013 10:10:27 PM

No thats a decent price if you're getting the monitor AND all the peripherals with it. I wouldn't waste a second if i was you. Go for it
February 9, 2013 10:15:00 PM

haider95 said:
No thats a decent price if you're getting the monitor AND all the peripherals with it. I wouldn't waste a second if i was you. Go for it


Any tips on what I should look out for when buying used? Price dropped from 700 to 500 before I found it so do you think I should try get him/her to go lower?
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February 9, 2013 10:27:09 PM

that is a good price. that mouse is awsome. 70$ here in canada

id toss that soundcard though. its ancient. that motherboard onboard sound is sufficient.
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February 9, 2013 10:40:19 PM

Ask the age of the components, model(important, if its a decent it could easily raise the value of it by a fair bit) and pictures of the case (be aware that what you cant see will be any scratch's or marks) and if anything has been overclocked (especially over-volted).

If the PSU is over 2yrs old, would see that as reason to drop the price a bit.
Case is in bad condition, again drop in price. If its a good case, would stay silent, wouldn't want to get give the seller any idea's on how much its worth ;) .
If anythings been overclocked, ask how far and how long it was running the overclock.
February 9, 2013 10:47:45 PM

manofchalk said:
Ask the age of the components, model(important, if its a decent it could easily raise the value of it by a fair bit) and pictures of the case (be aware that what you cant see will be any scratch's or marks) and if anything has been overclocked (especially over-volted).

If the PSU is over 2yrs old, would see that as reason to drop the price a bit.
Case is in bad condition, again drop in price. If its a good case, would stay silent, wouldn't want to get give the seller any idea's on how much its worth ;) .
If anythings been overclocked, ask how far and how long it was running the overclock.


PC is supposedly about 7 months old (CPU, RAM and MOBO). Never been overclocked and still on stock cooler. I'm going to have to travel an hour to pick it up with a friend. My plan is to walk in nitpick case which i kno is a generic one, ask age of PSU and pull out say 450 cash, hoping he/she won't walk away from the money?
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February 9, 2013 11:15:56 PM

Here's a build that is comparable to that one and it comes out to well over $1000. I'd jump on that one like a fox on a mouse for only $600.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($128.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech MK320 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($32.99 @ Mac Mall)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($44.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Total: $1050.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 20:15 EST-0500)
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