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Advice for buying a USED AM3 system?

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Hi guys,

I've come over from New Zealand and now I'm in located in the UK. It didn't make sense to bring my computer from NZ so I sold it.
Buying a new complete system in the UK is expensive and I might be forced to sell it after ~1.5 years (my work visa duration).

The games I play are pre 2007 so I can get by with a used AM3 system for now and re-assess buying a high end system in ~1.5 years time.

Questions:
1) Is buying a used AM3 system risky?
2) What auction sites etc can you buy a decent complete used system from? (theres not many on ebay)

Examples of what I'm looking at:

X4 965 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AMD-Phenom-X4-...item4aa8ef4d69

X3 720 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Awesome-Gaming...item19c35ea298

X2 Black http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gaming-PC-w-60...item35b0336f53

Thanks for the help!
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I got a Phenom II X3 720 and a 890GX for a total of $160. The mobo alone is about $140. There are alot of great deals around here. I also bought an 8800 GTS 640 MB for $50 and a GTX 260 Core 216 for $95
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The x3 system looks pretty good- good components and the seller lists all the brands of everything in it. First one is already overpriced. Third system stay away, no name on components.
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It's so little!
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4670k Asrock Z87E Asus r9 280x samsung 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
samsung 840 samsung  Thermaltake water 3.0 win7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
viewsonic 27" Cooler master qfr cooler master 700 corsair 250d 
MouseMouse PadAudio
anker vertical ocz sony 5.25" bookshelfs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
960t M4A89GTD-proUSB3 pny 660Ti samsung wonder ram 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung F3 Samsung 840 250GB LG external DVD/R 212 evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 ViewSonic ViewSonic VX2739wm model m Cooler Master Silent Pro 700 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li A05FNB (flipped to A05NB) Razer Deathadder Black edt. OCZ behemoth Audio Technica ATH-AD500 
AudioAudioAudio
JVC HA-RX500 Dayton Audio Bookshelfs Lepai LP2020+ 
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