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Buying a new computer


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#1 Platipus4skin

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:03 AM

Im buying a new computer and I want to know if Im getting my moneys worth it's a 2.9 GHz quad core,ddr2 8gb ram, a saphire r7260x graphics card and 400w psu ( i dont know what most of this means Btw )

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:56 AM

It depends.

The specs all point to as an old or refurbished machine.

Normally that is fine but it has to be in a certain price point.

If a machine like that was presented to me I would say maybe $30-50 USD would be a great asking price.

The cheaper the better with such old hardware

 

If this machine is being sold to you for more than $100 then you are seriously being ripped off.

 

The hardware is too old to have major value in today's market, I mean yes the hardware is mostly still viable but if the seller is charging you over $100 then you have made a serious blunder.

Unless the machine has a muse/keyboard/printer and monitor then maybe $100 is a decent asking price but if its the base machine and thsy are charging you more than $100 then you got ripped off.


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:03 PM

In addition to the above, a 400W PSU is not sufficient to run a Sapphire R7260x, it the computer has been run using an underpowered PSU one or more components may have been damaged, avoid the purchase if this is the case. 



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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:08 PM

Well they seemed to already made the purchase.

I mean the PSU can hopefully be changed out but we dont even know if the machine is small form factor or anything like that.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:12 AM

The specs you have mentioned are good enough to buy the computer. Depends upon your use i.e. for gaming, graphics, animation work, u can later upgrade it. 



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:15 AM

Thank you all of you Im totally not going to get that computer Id rather know what Im buying and probably build one I was for sure going to get ripped off




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