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I'm thinking about buying a used PC for gaming, video edit, etc. and was wondering if this looks good:

It has a 320GB 7200rpm seagate hard drive, AMD quad core X4 840 with aftermarket themaltake air cooler, 8GB DDR3 Ram, GTX465 unlocked to 470, Coolermaster matx case, and Coolmax 700 watt psu.

Guy wants $600 for it with Windows XP installed, or $610 with dual boot Windows XP / Ubuntu upgrade.

Thanks.
    
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I'd say for 600 your could probably do a lot better than an 840 cpu and a 320gb HD , the GPU isen't bad though
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post #3 of 15
Might want to fix the title.

Also $10 more for installation of Ubuntu? I don't think that's really worth an extra 10$.
    
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It sounds like an alright deal to me. I would try to get him down to 550 ish if you can, but thats just me being cheap.

Now the real question is, what shape is the hardware in. Has he done any suicide runs with it? Like when I got my 2.6 GHz Athlon up to 3.7 GHz for benchmarking.
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post #5 of 15
Unless the PSU is a cooler master silent pro, it's trash, and the rest of the parts are meh aside from the GPU

This build has a much bigger HDD, better CPU [has l3 cache], better quality power supply, case is loads better, is bulldozer ready, has a slightly less powerful gpu but still very good for 1080p gaming.

    
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But isn't the 470 faster than the 6870 though? Says he got 950mhz stable when water cooled or something? But he says it won't come water cooled so I guess that can't factor in.

Maybe I'll talk him down to $500.
    
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Originally Posted by BigCactus View Post
But isn't the 470 faster than the 6870 though? Says he got 950mhz stable when water cooled or something? But he says it won't come water cooled so I guess that can't factor in.

Maybe I'll talk him down to $500.
Yeah, the 470 is more powerful, but it also uses a ton more power. I personally don't think it's worth the downgrade in PSU quality, case quality, CPU power, and HDD space just for a little bit of GPU power


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=311

6870 actually beats it in some cases, and is only slightly slower at 1920x1200. consumes almost 100 watts less power at load
    
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post #8 of 15
for that price you're better off building your own.. 500-600 is enough to build something with similar specs. with the benefit of knowings its new, and having a warranty on all the parts.

ive been burned online and it suuucckss
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post #9 of 15
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Wut if I talk him down to $450. Seems like it would be tough deal to beat. I'd even refer him to this thread to get him to go lower.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigCactus View Post
Wut if I talk him down to $450. Seems like it would be tough deal to beat. I'd even refer him to this thread to get him to go lower.
Then it would be pretty good.

still not too thrilled about the case airflow and how it'll affect a hot card like the gtx 470, but it's your call not mine
    
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