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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by GreedExx View Post
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.
Why 1156? Why not 1155. You can build a SB build for around ~500-600$ USD.
That is RAM/Motherboard/CPU/GPU etc.

I priced out one just the other day.
post #12 of 18
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Agree with @Vagrant Storm

Its true. Everything here is so expensive. So far all the stuff I am considering buying are the cheapest of the bunch, not to mention the bang for the buck considering im not really going to play all high and mighty on the graphics. Medium graphs is fine, as long as I can play BF3 without any graphical hiccups. Back to the question, are used computer parts ok?
    
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Doh...sorry, yeah used parts are fine in my opinion. I use them alot. If you can sweet talk some one into sending the original recipt with it you can probably get the original warranty to work. Used hardware also means that it is tested as well. If hardware is going to die it will ussually do it realatively soon. So as long as you can trust the source when they say it works good it will likely be fine.
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post #14 of 18
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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?
Nah Im confident on my Gtx 275. All I really need right now is a decent core 2 quad. Says on the battlefield website that the recommended cpu for Battlefield 3 is a Quad Core. So I guess a Q8XX is fine. And as I said before, as long as I can play without any lag, ill play even on the lowest of the lowest of settings available.
    
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Doh...sorry, yeah used parts are fine in my opinion. I use them alot. If you can sweet talk some one into sending the original recipt with it you can probably get the original warranty to work. Used hardware also means that it is tested as well. If hardware is going to die it will ussually do it realatively soon. So as long as you can trust the source when they say it works good it will likely be fine.
Hmm. Thanks. That cleared my doubts. Gonna purchase the used parts then. The seller said everything was working great and didn't overclock or change any settings whatsoever. Thanks man.
    
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Again, that chip/board combo is going to be a dissapointment to OC. Just so you know.
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post #17 of 18
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Again, that chip/board combo is going to be a dissapointment to OC. Just so you know.
Agreed, Have a look for a different mobo at least.

My old GPU (ATI 4870) and my current RAM and PSU are second hand and never had a problem with any of them. the 4870 is still running great in my mates computer under water and overclocked to death.
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post #18 of 18
Used parts are fine. All of mine were purchased used except the power supply and hard drives.
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