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What components should you never buy used?

post #1 of 12
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Sorry I know this isn't in the right forum but this seems the most fitting and popular . So I was wondering what specific hardware should someone never buy used and always buy brand new? For example I think people should buy HDD's new since usage over time will decrease its performance from what I've heard.
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post #2 of 12
I've never had a problem buying anything used. I would say PSUs, if anything.
    
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post #3 of 12
Honestly, there's nothing I could recommend not buy new, unless it's a fan that's been in a server for 10 years?

Of course, I would pay less for something that didn't have full warranty; but other than that, I've bought one thing or another used on here with no problems.

Actually, I've had more problem buying from Fry's electronics or newegg with new items (motherboards)

At least here you know it's verified working. (Don't buy it if it doesn't work)
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post #4 of 12
Id say a HDD, thats about it.
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post #5 of 12
I would say everything and nothing.

It really depends on who you're getting it from and what and how they used it. Did they take good care of it?

And of course there is a little luck involved, maybe it ends up dying a week after you get it. Would it have died if you wouldn't have bought it? Maybe. Maybe not.
post #6 of 12
PSU for sure...

and no mobo sight unseen... other than that... so long as it works...
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post #7 of 12
PSU,Mobo and HDD without being tested yet. Just make sure you can return it if its borked.
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post #8 of 12
If it has a warranty, there's absolutely no problem buying used. I'd be cautious on items without a warranty though. Especially PSU's, SSD's and video cards (if they're expensive).
post #9 of 12
I think buying used is okay for pretty much any parts.
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post #10 of 12
Software.

As for hardware, everything is fine so long as it has been tested. My HDDs were bought used, and all were sold with 100% good sectors and all arrived without any issues.
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