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So my friend wants to sell me his build...

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February 13, 2013 4:56:39 PM

and I have no idea if I'm getting a good deal here. He would sell it to me for $450 (not the 600 as listed on CL), but I'd have to get a new case.

This is the link to his craigslist post: http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/sys/3599128258.h...

And here are the highlights:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W which has not been overclocked
2x ZOTAC ZT-40503-10L GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB
ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
Windows 8

My concerns (and please bare with me I'm a relative novice) is that his power supply, by a (no-name?) company called Kingwin, will lead to problems, as I understand that most custom build issues begin with the power supply. If he's been running this machine w/ that power supply for a while, should I expect problems down the line?

He wanted to build the computer on a relative budget, but he's an IT pro and has been building his own computers since he was a kid, so I'm going to assume it's put together ok.


My question is: for $450 is this a good deal? I plan on using it as a media computer in the living room, and for some (but not a crazy amount of) gaming. Basically I'd like to be able to play new games like Skyrim or Dishonored and say, "wow, that's a beautiful environment".

I really appreciate any help or advice you can offer. Cheers!

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February 13, 2013 9:39:58 PM

For $450, it is a pretty good deal. If you are worried about the powersupply, you can pick up a cheap corsair builder 500w for $50. The core itself is worth $300 - http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003FVI2KQ/ref=d... - Windows is worth $100. Thats already $400 worth. Motherboard is worth $140 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . Here is the psu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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