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Windows 7: Do you guys think this gaming PC from Craigslist is worth it?

03 Jun 2015   #21
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I`m with Doug.

The GPU and the PSU are the only things I don`t like on it, and possibly the case.


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03 Jun 2015   #22
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miketh2005 View Post
Damn, wouldn't it even be possible to trick a PC into showing the wrong CPU? Even a fake GPU? That would be going all out on the scam, that'd be a good scam though. Thinking of the worst possibility.

I'm not sure how to fully protect myself....
Best way to avoid a scam is to not participate in it

Seems you have 750.us
You can get a nice build going for that much and not have any doubts at all about what you have
Cases are about 109.00
Boards hell you can get a z87 for 99.00us
Cpu 3-400.00 I can't remember how much the i7 4970k is going for ?
Psu ? 200.00 depending on what brand

4th of July sells will be a good time to jump in
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03 Jun 2015   #23
miketh2005

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I`m with Doug.

The GPU and the PSU are the only things I don`t like on it, and possibly the case.
The GPU meets the recommended requirements for most games except Witcher 3 and upcoming games like B:AK and AC:S, but I do have a GTX 970 that I got for $260 I could put in. The PSU is a 550 Rosewell capstone gold series. PCPartPicker is showing no issue with the PSU: Intel Core i7-4770K, EVGA GeForce GTX 970, BitFenix Prodigy (Black) - System Build - PCPartPicker

And the case has good reviews for mini ITX.


So about protecting myself, how about I get his name from the receipt he will email me, I ask him if he purchased it himself, ask him if that is his name, ask him where he works, call his work to verify he works there, and when I go to pick it up verify his ID. Would that work you think?

The other option is to buy a power inverter like this one:

Energizer EN500 500 Watt Power Inverter - Newegg.com

In order to test it from the car. Bring my own benchmark software on a CD. I don't like this as much, it's a bit of work.
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03 Jun 2015   #24
miketh2005

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miketh2005 View Post
Damn, wouldn't it even be possible to trick a PC into showing the wrong CPU? Even a fake GPU? That would be going all out on the scam, that'd be a good scam though. Thinking of the worst possibility.

I'm not sure how to fully protect myself....
Best way to avoid a scam is to not participate in it

Seems you have 750.us
You can get a nice build going for that much and not have any doubts at all about what you have
Cases are about 109.00
Boards hell you can get a z87 for 99.00us
Cpu 3-400.00 I can't remember how much the i7 4970k is going for ?
Psu ? 200.00 depending on what brand

4th of July sells will be a good time to jump in
According to PCPartPicker this would cost $1200 brand new. With used deals on eBay I got the price to $880 with a z87 instead. And I'd have to put it together and the parts would be in varying degrees of quality being used. This guy says this build is basically brand new. If I can do my best to protect myself, I'd end up with a good deal.
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03 Jun 2015   #25
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep flip a coin :/
Just returns us back too is his hobby to loose money or to scam people
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03 Jun 2015   #26
miketh2005

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yep flip a coin :/
Just returns us back too is his hobby to loose money or to scam people
Lol, funny.
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03 Jun 2015   #27
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It's only funny if not a scam
Nobody laughs after they get scammed they get pissed off
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03 Jun 2015   #28
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miketh2005 View Post
$750 for
  • CPU: I7 4770K
  • Mobo: Asus Maximus VI Impact
  • HDD: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: G Skill 16GB RAM
  • Water Cooler: Corsair H100
  • Case: Bitfenix Prodigy Mini Itx
  • PSU: 450w Gold Modular PSU
  • GPU: Radeon HD 7970
  • Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker
He says it is basically brand new and enjoys building as a hobby. Do you think I should jump on it?
I really appreciate it, thank you guys.

All that sounds legit but one thing i have never heard ever of a HD7970 using such a small power supply when i had Crossfire they needed atleast a 600watt to power one correctly 2 would run with a 800watt because they wouldn't use as much power together
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03 Jun 2015   #29
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Btw the Mobo and CPU would be about $700 on it's own i would take someone that knows parts real well and can smell BS when it comes time to let the person know you smell it
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03 Jun 2015   #30
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miketh2005 View Post
The PSU is a 550 Rosewell capstone gold series. PCPartPicker is showing no issue with the PSU: Intel Core i7-4770K, EVGA GeForce GTX 970, BitFenix Prodigy (Black) - System Build - PCPartPicker
You are wrong...

The Rosewill Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply length of 163mm exceeds BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case maximum of 160mm.

The BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case supports video cards up to 317mm long, but video cards over 177mm may block drive bays. Since the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card is 257mm long, some drive bays may not be usable.

Unable to verify the BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case has sufficient mounting depth to support the Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 240mm radiator.


As i stated in my first post, what you are being offered does not work out in terms of hardware / cost...
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