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

03 Jun 2015   #31
ignatzatsonic

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That's a high quality power supply if it's a Rosewill Capstone 550 80 Plus Gold or a Rosewill Capstone 550-M 80 Plus Gold.

Both made by Super Flower.


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03 Jun 2015   #32
miketh2005

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$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
Actually it's a 550 watt. PCPartPicker doesn't have a problem with the wattage. Maybe you had a better CPU, more harddrives maybe? (not sure how much of a difference that makes)

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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
I definitely would if I knew anyone with this knowledge.

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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...
Oh, I was talking about the wattage.

A 3 mm overage I assume wouldn't make it non-compatible. If you say it would, I will believe you though. Are these things that strict that you can't go over by a millimeter? EDIT: So I did find this article that says with careful wire routing you are able to fit a 163mm PSU:

A quick look at BitFenix's Prodigy enclosure - The Tech Report - Page 2

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The PSU bay is tight, with barely enough clearance for the Rosewill Fortress 550W units packed into our rigs. We had to route cables carefully just to get that PSU into the chassis. Admittedly, we're exceeding the maximum size by a smidgen. Our units are 6.4" (163 mm) long; the official FAQ recommends using PSUs no longer than 5.9" (150 mm), and it identifies the maximum length as 6.3" (160 mm). You're better off sticking with shorter ATX units to avoid the hassle.

Happily, thanks to the Prodigy's width, there's plenty of room for excess cabling on either side of the PSU. The motherboard tray and second internal wall are perforated with routing holes, making it easy to lace a relatively clean layout with only the zip-ties included in the box. I also like that the power supply sits on fat rubber bumpers to dampen vibration. The reversible back plate is a nice touch, too, especially given the filtered grill in the bottom panel.
For the GPU, it says it supports the video card, just that some drive bays may not be usable. (That message comes up with the 7970 too.)

As for the H100, it just says it is unable to verify, not that it is surely non-compatible. There are builds of the Bitfenix Prodigy with the H100, so I assume it is compatible.

Here are pictures of it:







Thank you all for your great replies, you've already helped me so much!
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03 Jun 2015   #33
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Dang I think I had an ice chest that looked like that
If you like buy it
Just remember there's no refunds on CL and since most of the items are in his name returns if issues happen are complicated just a tad bit.
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04 Jun 2015   #34
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

If you buy that on Criags List I have 100 acres of desert in Arizona and 50 acres of swampland in Florida to build a house for your PC to live in.
I would not touch that with a bargepole.
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04 Jun 2015   #35
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Oh darn I was hoping for beach front in Florida
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04 Jun 2015   #36
miketh2005

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
If you buy that on Criags List I have 100 acres of desert in Arizona and 50 acres of swampland in Florida to build a house for your PC to live in.
I would not touch that with a bargepole.
There's a value in everything. If the land is free, sure I'll take it. Las Vegas was built in the desert and Orlando on swampland.
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04 Jun 2015   #37
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Pull the trigger and buy it if you see anything worth 700.00
I'd be more optimistic if the dude said he was hard up for money....... then I'm in the hobby of loosing money for no real reason :/
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05 Jun 2015   #38
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I`ll take the dessert acres in Arizona, how much

I could learn to live there real easy


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