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post #11 of 19
price is not bad but that Pentium D will be a huge bottleneck.
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post #12 of 19
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http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/sys/2319554317.html

How's that compared to the OP one? The first thing that comes to mind is the CPU. It's definitely more powerful(if I'm not mistaken). Is the GPU capable of handling 720p/1080p? I can probably make them drop the price to about 300.
post #13 of 19
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So I've decided to go with the above.

Cooler Master Mid-Tower ATX Case "Anodized blue W/Window"
Inter Core 2duo e8500 series 3.16Ghz 8mg cache "over-clock to 3.6 stable"
MSI P35 motherboard platinum edition 1333FSB 800+Mhz RAM 4 sockets DDR2, SATA 2 300gb/s etc..
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300GB Western Digital VelocRapto 10,000 RPM SATA drive
4GB Patriot Extreme series PC6400 800+MHZ RAM
LG Super Multi cd/dvd burner
floppy Drive
Corsair 550 Watt Modular Power Supply

The only bad thing I can see is that the computer is 2 years old. What are typical lifespans of computer parts? 2 years doesn't seem bad. I'm getting it for $320 which seems like a steal since the HDD retails for about 150 already.

Thank you guys for your input. I repped everyone for helping me make this decision. $300 is a lot from my wallet since I have no job and I am a college student with loans out
post #14 of 19
pentium d? he probably had a quad in there and swapped it out...dont be a sucker
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post #15 of 19
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pentium d? he probably had a quad in there and swapped it out...dont be a sucker
Yeah, I assumed he swapped something out, but he's selling it to someone else. The one I'm going to buy now is at the post above yours. I'm not 100% sure that I should buy a used custom built computer since I have no idea how much they abused the parts.
post #16 of 19
When you go to meet the seller, be sure to pack a nice CCW. I personally would recommend a Smith and Wesson 327PD with some hot .357 magnum loads. You just never know who's out there these days. The last thing you want when buying a new or used computer is to get raped and robbed... or robbed, then raped, in either order really as they both would suck
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When you go to meet the seller, be sure to pack a nice CCW. I personally would recommend a Smith and Wesson 327PD with some hot .357 magnum loads. You just never know who's out there these days. The last thing you want when buying a new or used computer is to get raped and robbed... or robbed, then raped, in either order really as they both would suck
Eh.. Just make sure it's in a populated area.. I like mall settings. Bring some friends.

And of course one of those friends could be a S&W 327PD.
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post #18 of 19
I bring some friends and my best friend has a S&W 500 mag. A bit over kill if you ask me.
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post #19 of 19
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I bring my friends and my two fists But yeah, I always meet in a public place such as a library. Nothing they can do if there are 102391 people around.
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