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Is this "new" computer worth buying?
05-19-2011, 03:18 AM,
Is this "new" computer worth buying?
Hi there,

I've just discovered your site and community and I think you're doing a great job!
I'm selling my old PC to a friend (e8400, 8880GT, 4gb ram) and I need to buy a new one.

Someone offered to me a PC he just assembled and wants to sell because he opted for a new iMac...

The configuration is this (I'm italian, don't mind the names ^^):

- Scheda Madre Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 Socket 1155 Intel P67 DDR3 SATA3 USB3 ATX
- RAM DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws-X F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM 1600MHz 8GB (2x4GB) CL8
- CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz Socket 1155 95W con GPU Sandy Bridge Boxed BX80623I52500K
- Alimentatore PC Modulare Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 700W 80plus
- Dissipatore CPU Corsair Air Series A70 Socket Intel Amd
- 2 schede video in crossfire VGA Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 Core 800MHz Memory GDDR5 5000MHz 2GB DVI HDMI miniDisplayPort
- Case Midi Cooler Master 690 II Advanced ATX Pure Black
- Hard Disk Interno Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200rpm 32MB SATA3 WD5002AALX

Do you think it's a good one?
Before this, I was thinking about putting togethere an Asrock Extreme4, i5 2500 and Geforce 570...

Thanks for your help, I'm a REAL noob in the hardware dept! ;-)
05-19-2011, 05:51 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-19-2011, 06:01 AM by Andrew J.)
RE: Is this "new" computer worth buying?
Besides the power supply it looks fine. I would opt for a Corsair TX/HX, SeaSonic, Antec, or SilverStone power supply. It should still operate fine though.
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05-19-2011, 05:52 AM,
RE: Is this "new" computer worth buying?
If he gives you a good price it'll play anything you want at high speeds and resolution. The 500 GB HD is on the small side though, but a new and larger one can always be obtained and added to the system.
05-19-2011, 06:05 AM,
RE: Is this "new" computer worth buying?
It is good dude if it was me i will surely buy it.
consider these:
When did he bought the rig?
Have he done any oc on proccy or graphic card.

Becareful about 6950 because he may have tried them to flash/oc to 6970(some cards cannot be flash/oced to 6970).
05-19-2011, 07:38 AM,
RE: Is this "new" computer worth buying?
Tnx all!
It's new, he bought it a week or so ago.
But... it's a guy I don't know, so I'm not sure.

I'm trying to find a good balance since I'll use this machine only for gaming, so it's a sort of "expensive console" for me. :-)

I read the guide on the site, and tried to assemble an "econo-gaming-box":
Asrock 1155 H61M/U3S3 (�/GBL/V/DDRIII) [H61M/U3S3] € 56,76
Intel Core i5 2500 Box 1155 [BX80623I52500] € 172,42
Case CM690 II Lite - Tower Pure Black - NO PSU € 72,50
2 x CORSAIR XMS3 New DDR3 4GB / 1333Mhz [TW3X4G1333C9A] € 69,12
HARD DISK 3,5'' Samsung 3.5" 1.0TB SATA 7200 32mb [HD103SJ] € 45,42
CoolerMaster GX 650W 80 Plus [RS650-ACAAE3-EU] € 70,34
Sony AD-5260S-0B 24x [AD-5260S-0B] € 19,01
MSI N560GTX-Ti HAWK 1024MB [V260-008R] € 203,77
Costo finale: € 709,34

I'm getting quite confused, I'm usually a console / mac user, being out from the hardware market for a while.
Initially I was thinking about a P67 mobo + 570 (but maybe the 570 is not that much value for money).

My objective is playing at 1080p / 120 Hz (I just bought a new monitor with those specs).

Thanks all for your valued help! You rock! :-)
05-19-2011, 07:49 AM,
RE: Is this "new" computer worth buying?
Hmmm... Awesome build. How much is he giving it to you for? and , you might want to add a better CPU cooler , in case you OC the CPU..
More pew-pew, less QQ.
05-19-2011, 07:57 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-19-2011, 08:19 AM by ezahn.)
RE: Is this "new" computer worth buying?
He asks 1100 € (not much less than buying it new online to be honest). :-)
...oh, I forgot... I read somewhere that ATI gpus can have problems with 120Hz monitors, functioning at 120Hz only when using DX9...
05-19-2011, 11:05 AM,
RE: Is this "new" computer worth buying?
I cannot seem to find reliable sources online about this possible "incompatibility" between ATI gpus and 120Hz monitors... Do you know something about it?

It seems ATI can push the monitor to 120Hz only at DX9... it would be a dealbreaker for me obviously, having a 120Hz monitor that's awaiting his new rig. ;-)

Tnx all!
05-19-2011, 11:53 AM,
RE: Is this "new" computer worth buying?
Being a second hand machine do you get covered by the warranty? If not demand a cheaper price.
05-19-2011, 02:30 PM,
RE: Is this "new" computer worth buying?
Besides, who knows what he has done to his machine. Also, as Andrew pointed out, the PSU could be better.

Finally, considering how much he's asking for it, you'd be better off building your own PC, in my opinion.
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