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Dalionath

join:2013-03-06
Dsl De Saint-Andre, NB

Got kinda a deal.

Someon is selling me this computer for 600$ it still works good and everything wondering if it would be a good starting one? i would upgrade it slowly

Processor: Intel i7 920 Quad Core @ 2.7GHz
RAM: 6gb [2x3gb] OCZ Blade DDR3
Video: 2xATI Radeon Sapphire HD 4870 (Crossfire)
Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58
Cooling (upgraded CPU fan): Thermalright Ultra 120
HDD: 1tb Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
Case: Antec Nine Hundred gaming case



s1deout
Geek4Life
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join:2003-12-10
Troy, OH
kudos:2

I dont think it is work $600. It is a socket 1366 CPU and motherboard so there is no upgrade path. The only thing to upgrade are the video cards .

That being said the 1366 platform still has alot of life left in it.


Dalionath

join:2013-03-06
Dsl De Saint-Andre, NB

it would be a start?



s1deout
Geek4Life
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join:2003-12-10
Troy, OH
kudos:2

If it were my money I would build a entry level system based on 1155 socket and then upgrade from there.

Maybe something like: »pcpartpicker.com/p/JTbL

I am sure Kris has tons of recommendations. I just threw that together in 10mins.



Ghastlyone
Premium
join:2009-01-07
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:5
reply to Dalionath

I wouldn't waste 600 dollars on some used outdated PC.

Build a brand new up to date PC. Like we've already recommended to you multiple times.


Dalionath

join:2013-03-06
Dsl De Saint-Andre, NB

its coool i just dont trust buying online :s so yeah



Ghastlyone
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join:2009-01-07
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:5

said by Dalionath:

its coool i just dont trust buying online :s so yeah

You don't trust buying new electronics online from an actual store, but trust purchasing used electronics from a private party instead?

Hmm.


Phantasee

join:2009-08-27
Hammond, LA
reply to Dalionath

Don't the new i3's hang with the older 920 i7's?


Dalionath

join:2013-03-06
Dsl De Saint-Andre, NB

im getting 8gb of ram for 63$ also to add on it



JB
Stay Gold
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join:2009-05-14
kudos:1
reply to Ghastlyone

Lol, that's what I was thinking.

IMO that is not worth that price, maybe half of that.



Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
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join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12
reply to Dalionath

No.


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Dalionath

Spend the 600 on a new one.

An i3 and z75 motherboard. That'll get you usb 3.0 and pcie 3.0, where as the motherboard in the one you posted would have usb 2.0 and pcie 2.0.

A 7700 gpu heck even if you don't want to overclock the 7770 »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14202011 Theres the ghz edition 7770 $110 with a $15 MIR so $95 after all is said and done.

You should be able to get a new pc and build it for about $600, just a tad over, OS price included.


demir
Premium
join:2010-07-15
usa
reply to Dalionath

You don't trust buying online?

Ever heard of this?

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Secure

All of the major retailers use it when you're submitting personal inforamtion.



Ghastlyone
Premium
join:2009-01-07
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:5

said by demir:

You don't trust buying online?

Ever heard of this?

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Secure

All of the major retailers use it when you're submitting personal inforamtion.

For real.

There are millions upon millions of online store transactions that happen on a daily basis.

Are there instances when people have gotten their info jacked? Of course.

My info has only been stolen one time. A simple phone call to the bank disputing the charges fixed the issue.


pnjunction
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join:2008-01-24
Toronto, ON
kudos:1
reply to Dalionath

Not a very good price.

I've been thinking I would sell my i7-860, 8gb, 6970, 750W system when I upgrade. It is close to that one except the 6970 is better than the pair of 4870s.

I think you could build a new system comparable to mine for about $600-700. Given that the parts are used and have less upgradability I would maybe ask $400-450 for it.

That one, less than $400 for sure. Thoss crossfire 4870s will be the 'gift' that keeps on giving as they suck about 90W each at idle. At 3 generations old and power hog I would consider them almost worthless at this point. Hell I've got one back in its box gathering dust since I upgraded to the 6970.



El Quintron
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reply to Dalionath

said by Dalionath:

its coool i just dont trust buying online :s so yeah

I usually don't like buying online, but that's because I want to have my stuff right away, so I somewhat feel for you, but realistically where you are, you're only going to get anything decent PC wise by mail order. I know this because I grew up about two hours north of you.

Your other option is to drive to a larger center, go to a decent PC store (avoid FS, BB and the Source at all costs) and either pick the parts there and build it yourself or have them build it for you.

The reason why I'm saying this is that you could probably do better for $600 new, or spend between 8 and 1K and you'll do amazing especially if you're prepared to build it yourself.
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TruSm0ke

join:2005-07-21
Michigan
reply to Dalionath

I can build you a much better PC for $600. I wouldn't spend that kind of money on those old parts.



Dissembled

join:2008-01-23
Indianapolis, IN
reply to Dalionath

Have you ever built one yourself? Are you afraid you couldn't do it?