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I'd appreciate input on rig I might purchase. Where else to look for entire rig(used)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by pswayze, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. pswayze New Member

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    I am seriously considering buying this computer. He said he'd hold it til tomorrow. I talked with him for a while on the phone and he sounded very intelligent. Not like some dude who just stole it. Any thoughts on the system specs and the price? Also, where else (forum classifieds maybe) would I look for a complete rig? I checked the classifieds here, at TPU, and OCN and 99% of the computers are being parted out. I'm looking for a complete rig. Thanks for any advice or input you have.

    The craigslist ad ---

    Date: 2008-07-22, 6:04PM PDT
    $1250

    Parts List
    Antec Nine Hundred Gaming Chassis
    INTEL Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00 GHz 1333 MHz 775 6MB Desktop Processor
    EVGA Geforce GTX 280 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
    EVGA nVidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI Socket 775 1600 MHz PC3-16000 (DDR3-2000) ATX Motherboard
    OCZ OCZ3P18002GK 2GB PC3-14400 (DDR3-1800) DDR3 Memory
    Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler
    PC Power and Cooling PPCT860 800W SLI Active Power Supply Retail
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro Series Sound Card
    Seagate 400GB SATA 7200RPM Hard Disk
    16x DVD+-RW DL SATA Optical Drive

    I also have a Dell 24" LCD Monitor Model 2405FPW that I will sell along with the PC for an additional $250.00 to bring the total to $1,500.00 if interested
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    farlex85 New Member

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    That looks like a pretty good rig. Not a bad price at all either if everything is in working order. I would replace the hdd w/ a faster one, but that's not immidiately necessary. I say go for it if you trust him, I would try to arrange a straight pick-up if possible to avoid any scamming.
  3. pswayze New Member

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    Absolutely. I will insist on testing it before buying but if everything is in working order, I believe it is a good deal. Someone at computerforum.com recommended these diagnostic/stress tester programs. Do you have any suggestions on what I should run to make sure it won't spontaneously combust when I get it home?


    diagnostics programs:
    Everest
    CPU-Z

    Stress testers:
    Prime95
    Orthos

    Benchmarking:
    3Dmark06
    3Dmark Vantage
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    farlex85 New Member

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    Looks good there. Get realtemp as well to watch the temperatures while in orthos or prime. You don't want it to be above 60C, especially at stock. Shouldn't have a problem w/ that cooling though. Ideally if you can ask him to leave orthos or prime on overnight before you come that would be good. Also, run memtest (you'll need to burn it onto a disk and boot into it, ideal to let it run at least to 100%, more passes the better) to check the memory. And might as well do chkdsk too from windows to make sure the hdd is in working order.
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  5. BarbaricSoul

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    I agree with farlex85
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