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Both rigs are similar to my old pc (q6600/gtx 275). Decent deal, but it didn't cost me that much more to build my sig rig. Probably around $600, although I reused a couple things.
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I recently got this off a mate for £250 / $380 (according to xe.com) and I couldn't be any happier.
http://valid.canardpc.com/2683406

Question is, can you afford to have buyers regret?
    
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post #53 of 59
What the heck happened to this thread? No ones even making sense anymore. As I said, OP, go with option 2, and see how low he will go.
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Originally Posted by GekzOverlord View Post

I recently got this off a mate for £250 / $380 (according to xe.com) and I couldn't be any happier.
http://valid.canardpc.com/2683406

Question is, can you afford to have buyers regret?

you paid $380 for just the CPU??
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post #55 of 59
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Originally Posted by GekzOverlord View Post

I recently got this off a mate for £250 / $380 (according to xe.com) and I couldn't be any happier.
http://valid.canardpc.com/2683406

Question is, can you afford to have buyers regret?

you paid $380 for just the CPU??

Nope. the whole rig. and it was in favor towards my mate at the same time. so kind of a win / win scenario. since I don't game at 1080p anyways.
Kind of boils down to whether the OP can afford to regret buying it in the first place.
    
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post #56 of 59
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Originally Posted by GekzOverlord View Post

Nope. the whole rig. and it was in favor towards my mate at the same time. so kind of a win / win scenario. since I don't game at 1080p anyways.
Kind of boils down to whether the OP can afford to regret buying it in the first place.

Not sure what you mean by regret. If it can be used for what I want and can get it for $250-300 then I will be happy. I am waiting on him to give me the full specs because he was unable to last night.


How do you like the gtx 285? there are a few people locally that are selling newer GPU for cheap, so I will offer him on the low end and then get a newer GPU. I just cant find anything local with an i5 or i3 for lower than $400.

option 2 I can use right off the bat until I get my tax return and then upgrade my sig rig.
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post #57 of 59
Quote:
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Originally Posted by GekzOverlord View Post

Nope. the whole rig. and it was in favor towards my mate at the same time. so kind of a win / win scenario. since I don't game at 1080p anyways.
Kind of boils down to whether the OP can afford to regret buying it in the first place.

Not sure what you mean by regret. If it can be used for what I want and can get it for $250-300 then I will be happy. I am waiting on him to give me the full specs because he was unable to last night.


How do you like the gtx 285? there are a few people locally that are selling newer GPU for cheap, so I will offer him on the low end and then get a newer GPU. I just cant find anything local with an i5 or i3 for lower than $400.

option 2 I can use right off the bat until I get my tax return and then upgrade my sig rig.

As in, knowing you wont have many upgrade paths and 1080p max gaming is defiantly out of the question (for the most part). that kind of regret.
I am currently having a lot of fun with the 285. 720p gaming no problem and currently enjoying farcry 3 maxed out (minus the obvious dx11 features).

I personally think you are better off going the apu route. there's nothing more annoying then having a noisy HTPC.
I've been out of the game for quite a while though so don't take my word on it. 250 seems reasonable.
    
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post #58 of 59
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Originally Posted by GekzOverlord View Post

As in, knowing you wont have many upgrade paths and 1080p max gaming is defiantly out of the question (for the most part). that kind of regret.
I am currently having a lot of fun with the 285. 720p gaming no problem and currently enjoying farcry 3 maxed out (minus the obvious dx11 features).

I personally think you are better off going the apu route. there's nothing more annoying then having a noisy HTPC.
I've been out of the game for quite a while though so don't take my word on it. 250 seems reasonable.

Since I already have a PC that does 1080p gaming like a boss. The 6950 has been awesome for the last 2yrs. that isnt a real issue. It will just be nice to have a second rig that can do gaming while my main PC is occupied by my wife.

APU route would be good if I was only using it as a HTPC. This rig will be in another room, so noise will be a non issue. I am able to run an HDMI and optical cable from my office to the receiver in my media room. I tested it with my main rig last weekend. the wireless usb keyboard and mouse worked great.

I appreciate your insight and info.

Thanks.. Hopefully the the seller will go for $250 cash or I will need to move on and look for something else.

Thanks
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Patriot Pyro 60GB SSD OCZ Agility 3 120GB Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB ASUS 12X BD-ROM 
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i7-4700MQ 780m 16gb RAM Crucial 128GB M4  
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post #59 of 59
$200 tops for that rig.
 
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