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post #1 of 18
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Hello again everyone,

Whats your take on used computer parts? Well I have been prepping up my computer for the upcoming Battlefield 3 and been buying various computer parts.
These are just a few of the stuffs that I've been eyeballing. Let me compare both the used and the brand new ones.

Check em out:

Used Q8400($136/Used for 1year and 10 months/never overclocked/great condition)
New Q8300($162/Brand New/With a lifetime warranty)
Used P5K EPU($40/Used for 1year and 10months/part of a set with the Q8400/great condition)
New G31m-s($50/Brand New/With a lifetime warranty)

So whats more better to buy? The new ones which costs more but has a lower clockrate? Or the old ones which costs lesser but has a higher clockrate?

Thanks.
    
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post #2 of 18
At this point in the game: It's time to leave 775 behind, unless you love nostalgia (which is why I still have my Maximus Formula II board )
post #3 of 18
I personally wouldn't spend those prices on Core 2 Quad's.
I also wouldn't spend my money on the G31 chipset since they suck at overclocking.

I would personally spend my money more future proof.
While S775 is not dead, those prices are a bit ridiculous for what they are.
post #4 of 18
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Nah im really not looking for all the eyecandy and graphics and stuffs, and ive been seeing some great performance of the Q8XX series on the net regarding some lag-free and epic gameplay with Crysis 2 and Bad Company 2, so the Lga775 and a quad is all fine and dandy for me. So whats your take on used computer parts? Help please!
    
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post #5 of 18
q8300's are lousy overclockers and sold for 89.00 new at microcenter.Used computer parts are fine.Investing in 775 is downright foolish.
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post #6 of 18
Q8s are the worst possible choice you could make, and on a budget board will be a guarantied fail.

I have a ton of 775s but at this point if you're building new it's time to go SB.

If I were buying used I'd be looking at i7 930s on good motherboards.
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post #7 of 18
Q9550 is where it's at for the 775
well at least thats what I'm running for now
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post #8 of 18
Like I said above, those prices for those chips are way too high & you don't get great performance out of them. You say you're prepping yourself for BF3? Well S775 isn't something I'd be taking a look at.
post #9 of 18
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Purchase a 1156, spend more money. Purchased a 1156, spend more money for a new psu. Oh I forgot to mention, my cash flow aint that pretty right now lol, its enough for the Q8XX and a 775. Unless i go for a console.
    
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post #10 of 18
They are in Dubai...it might cost that much over there.

I've sold a decent amount of hardware to many places around the world and had people thinking they got a great deal when they paid me more than I paid for the hardware new and I had used it for six months or more. That happened with selling to South Africa, Malta, and France quite recently infact.

Anyway, you could still get a decent gaming rig out of a 775. Try to set your self up for upgrading to a quad core in the future and focus on the GPU now. A majority of games are more GPU limited than CPU these days. Though I think BF3 is really going to need a good CPU...wasn't the released recomended specs saying to have an i7?
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 5/4/11 at 8:25am
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