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should get this computer ? for this price ?


hey fellow mmorpg players, im someone who know almost  nothing in pc hardware and value, recently someone told me he can sell me the pc he got because he upgrading it ( since he change it im thinking the pc not good no ? )

he sell me his old pc for 1000$ and he say to me the pc worth 2000$ or more because that custom build and he got big reduction in price for various stuft inside.

Im not sure i can trust him and would like advice for people who know pc hardware :)

and it would be amazing if you guy tell me if the pc worth it for 1000$ or tell me what price i could tell him

he also tell me he can run all game at max setting but im not sure that true :)


here the spec :

NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case - Blue/White

Cold Cathode Neon Light - Red

AMD FX-9590 CPU (8x 4.70GHz/8MB L3 Cache)

Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (AMD) - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)

1 x 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1866 Memory Module - ADATA XPG V2

AMD Radeon R9 280 - 3GB - Single Card

ASRock FATAL1TY 990FX KILLER -- 3 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1

850 Watt Thermaltake SP-850M 80 PLUS Bronze

1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

1 x 24x Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black

1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

1 x Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional + - 64-bit


thx alot in advance :)


  • syntax42syntax42 Member UncommonPosts: 1,378

    That looks like a system which might be made and sold by one of those pre-built sites.  They might charge $2000 for the system but the hardware inside wouldn't be worth anywhere near as much as they charge.


    From looking at some quick price numbers, I figure you could build a system with equivalent performance (minus overclocking) for $850 before including the price of a OS, case, and aftermarket cooling.  So, if the parts are brand new, they are worth $1000.  Personally, I wouldn't use a computer built like that.  However, if you're looking for some hardware and don't want to take the time to learn how to build a PC, it might be fine for you to get that.


    It does not include a SSD, which I consider critical for any gaming system due to the overall increase in responsiveness of the system as well as decreased loading times of games.  A sound card and CD/DVD drive are not needed for most people after the OS is installed.  The network card is standard for motherboards and is likely included in the specs for marketing purposes.  The cold cathode tube is too bright to bother turning on if you're gaming in the dark.  Besides, who really looks inside their PC when they are looking at the monitor to play games?

  • breadm1xbreadm1x Member UncommonPosts: 374

    Just put all the SAME stuff in a newegg cart and it came to "

    shopping cart: $1,094.91 with shipping.

    But if you want to pay 94 less for a second hand system :P

    Worth more like 700/750 or so not 1000... thats the damn new prize.

    (my prize uncluded a r9 280X with a r9 280 its 979.92)

    (so yes for 1000,- he is ripping u off)


    All games at max setting hmz that depends what resolution u use.

    And if its a R9 280 or a R9 280X




    Personaly i will kill myself if i have to use a system with an AMD 8 core in it :P

    If u wanna spend 1k on it better buy this


    • Intel Core i7 4790K (4.0GHz)
    • 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD 120GB SSD
    • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB
    • Intel Core i7 4790K (4.0GHz)
    • 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD
    • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
    • AMD Radeon R9 285 2 GB

    @syntax : The so called 3d sound card is the onboard one :P



  • jdnewelljdnewell Member UncommonPosts: 2,237

    Building it new off newegg with those components is around ~ $1100. I could find everything except the CPU cooler. Which i found for ~$60 roughly on another site.  I used a decent optical drive ~$20, and Patriot RAM which was lowest price, Seagate 1TB HDD. Everything else I used the model #s in your post.

    So for roughly $1100 USD you can build it. Keeping in mind you can probably build something close to this for less money by making different choices in hardware.

    If you know nothing about building a PC and would just rather not. Then give that one a test drive for a few hours and if all looks good then offer $800-$850 cash in hand and see what he says.

    It has no SSD but adding one is around $100 so an easy fix.

    Overall not a bad deal. He isnt ripping you off by any means. But it is used hardware and a few hundred off what it costs to build new is reasonable I think. If not then buy the components new and have a local mom & pop PC store assemble it for you.


    If you are buying this off something like craigs list or Ebay then I would think twice. If you know the guy and can actually hop on the PC to check it out then consider it after a test run. Otherwise get help building a component list, find someone to assemble or help you assemble the PC.

  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,433

    The computer is good and should be able to run all games very close to max settings, but it's designed to be overclocked which requires some skill. Assuming you don't want to overclock that system, you could get a computer that performs better at 1 000$ buying new parts that have warranty.

    EDIT: That looks like Ibuypower computer. Using their calculator, I got 1 223$ price for a new computer with same options.

    It doesn't mean that configuration would be worth 1 223$ for you. Some of the extras are only meaningful if you want to pay extra for having overclocking capability, being able to write on DVDs, having Pro version of your Windows, having a dedicated network card in addition to the one on motherboard, or getting a nice LED installed on your computer case /EDIT

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,118
    Originally posted by RPGMASTERGAMER

    he sell me his old pc for 1000$ and he say to me the pc worth 2000$ or more because that custom build and he got big reduction in price for various stuft inside.

    You could do better than that for $1000 for a new system.  If you're getting it used, it should be a discount, not a price premium.  The guy who said it's worth $2000 or more is either an idiot or dishonest.  Or both.

    Figuring out what exactly the same parts would cost new is the wrong approach.  Rather, you should be figuring out what equivalent or better parts would cost new.  That he overpaid for some stupid parts (notably the CPU, motherboard, and power supply) doesn't mean that you should look to do likewise in buying a used computer.

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