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Is this second handed PC worth $1,246? Or should I go for a new machine for $1,928?

paul1975

They offer me this machine for  $1,246.95 with 3 months warranty, should I go for it or should I go with a brand new X99? I want a powerful durable Vmware workstation machine that I can run 24/7.

 

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CPU Xeon X5670 2.93Ghz/12M
CPU Xeon X5670 2.93Ghz/12M 
Tyan S7012 Dual 1366 RAM DDR3 ECC hynix Bus 1333 72GB 4* 18
Nvidia Quadro 4000
Inwin 707
PSU Seasonic 750 EVO
CM Hyper212X
CM Hyper212X
NO HDD
All used for $1,246.95
 
 
Or
 
CPU I7 5820K 
Superflower Leadex Platinnum 750w
Zotac 750 TI
ASUS X99A
Samsung 950 pro
Cooler Master Hyper 212x
Fractal design R5
G.Skill DDR4 64GB KIT
All new for $1,928
 
Which one should I go for?
 
Thank you.
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if your gaming i would do something like this 

 
Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $239.99 @ Best Buy 
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $29.99 @ Amazon 
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97extreme4) | $107.98 @ Newegg 
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8gbxl) | $32.00 @ Newegg 
**Storage** | [samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam) | $81.61 @ Amazon 
**Storage** | [seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) | $48.10 @ Amazon 
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-06gp44996kr) (2-Way SLI) | $639.99 @ Amazon 
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-06gp44996kr) (2-Way SLI) | $639.99 @ Amazon 
**Case** | [NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caso530m1) | $89.99 @ Amazon 
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b20850v1) | $79.99 @ Amazon 
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | **Total** | **$1989.63**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-12-31 03:12 EST-0500 |

CPU: i5 4690k  (overclocked to 4.3ghz)             CPU Cooler: Cryorig h7                 MOBO:  Msi Z97 pc mate             RAM: 8GB HyperX 1600 blue

GPU: rx480  4gb                                                 CASE: Corsair Spec-01 red              OS: Windows 10

PSU: EVGA 500   watt                                       SSD:    v60gb Mushkin ssd                HDD: 1000GB WD BLUE

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Thank you.

 

 

But I will run VMware Workstation 24/7 on my new build, so I don't need a powerful graphics card because this software doesn't support it.

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Thank you.

 

 

But I will run VMware Workstation 24/7 on my new build, so I don't need a powerful graphics card because this software doesn't support it.

first machine for sure. you'll probably take use of all of the cores

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I'm going to say the first machine for your use case, better reliability for 24/7 use seeing the components it uses and a ton of core that you can put to use.

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Core 4 Quad Not Extreme, only available on LGA 557 at your local Circuit City

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First machine, definitely. Second one leans towards gamers, and the Xeon chips would come in handy since you're gonna be using a VM.

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