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  1. darksnake23

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    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    MSI Graphics Card - GTx660TI PE Series
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
    Intel 240GB SSD
    Corsiar TX650M Power Supply
    Asus DVD-ROM Drive
  2. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Here, now? Probably. Where you live I have no idea how things are right now.
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    Here in Australia, you'd be lucky to get the cpu and mobo you have listed there for $440. Definitely worth it.
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    I live in the US. Would the gpu be better than a 7850?
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    My current setup is this
    cpu: 3570s
    gpu: 7850 core xfx
    ram 8 gb 1600
    hdd 1 tb
    Nzxt 210 case.
    how much better would you say this new one is in comparison
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    Craigslist. Using it for gaming. Upgrading my previous build by replacing it completely lol
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    Looks good to me.
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    looks good, but where you find it? local shop, online
    and what you need? gaming, all around or just need more power
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    good price for that, but your "old" setup is not much more behind. if you are selling your setup and changing it to this its ok.
    240 ssd is nice.
    i would borrow the $ to get setup you listed for that price...would be ~2x the price here
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    Not selling the old setup. Just giving to my gf who lives with me so it will still be under my watchful eye lol. Would I see much performance increase in games?
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    Here in Europe you couldn't get anything even close to what you've listed for that price. It's more than worth it!
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    25-30% but it depends on games you play more.
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    A bit, depending on what you're playing. On avarage the 660Ti is about 30% faster than your old GPU.

    That CPU and motherboard would probably be a bit more than €200 now. Early summer, computers are impossible to sell. It's almost insane actually, I can get a Sandy Bridge and upwards i3/i5 system for less than €250. Laptops with first generation i3/i5's in them is about the same, and we're talking Elitebooks and high end Thinkpads here.

    And I'm completely broke, as usual. :p
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    So why can't they sell?
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    Craig's list is not a good place to sell or buy
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    Well it's cheap and good
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    ya,
    i5-3570 + gtx660ti + intel 240 g ssd
    of course worth it!
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Summer, low season I assume.

    The things we have here works very well for those things.
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    I just get low ball offers and never buy. Here or E bay is much better. Way more exposure. But I don't live in a big city ether
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    Me either but I'm willing to drive and I got lucky cuz the guy lives next door to me basically
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    Well 440$ for that setup sounds great. But than again it sounds too good to be true. I don't know never bought anything from craigslist before.
    Here is approximately what you would pay for a system like this if it was new:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dmPfFT
    and the GPU around 300$
    lets say the mobo is around 110$
    so in total it would be around: 1050$
    XSI and darksnake23 say thanks.
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    Well it always sounds to good to be true. Sometimes you have to take chances.
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    Well if you are going to get the PC in person, you should be able to at least inspect it seeing you said you were willing to drive (you might be able to see it running too). I'd definitely take a chance with it if I was looking for a build like that. In fact I'd be tempted to get that to replace my PC at work.

    ---

    Interesting to hear about prices/demand changing so much when it goes to Summer over there for you guys. Here prices drop off a tiny, tiny bit mid November and rise quickly (perhaps more than it was before the small drop) in time for Christmas. Then it generally goes a bit all over the place in January and is pretty much back to normal in Feb. I'm only talking <10% changes but for high-price items it can make a difference.
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    Never knew about changes on price. I don't see them on actual sites. I also haven't been I Craig's list since I got my job which had been months
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    I've bought several pieces of hardware from CL, and have never had a issue with any of it. My i7 860 system was put together using mostly CL parts, I have $300 in that system, and have had it for 2 years. I've bought RAM, CPUs, video cards, motherboards, never an issue. Just make sure to test everything before handing any money over, and you should be good.
    Crunching for Team TPU

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