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What used parts are OK to buy?

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Hey, so I myself would avoid getting used parts but my friend is buying a 500 Euro PC before Christmas that he plans to game on. Considering his tiny budget, we were wondering if it's worth buying any parts used and if so, which ones? I have a case, a hdd and psu and a xfx 6850 black edition from my old rig I could sell him but the real question is would he be better off buying better parts used/new or use the ones I have and buy what he is missing?

 

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I personally build used systems all. the. time. You need to understand you are buying USED components so there is a risk, kind of like a surgery, every surgery has a risk, but are for the most part very helpful. I typically don't like buying used storage (ssd's and hard drives) because you just can't know really anything. I have also found that motherboards are sometimes a little sketchy. Those are just the negatives, but I would say about 9/10 times used parts I buy on craigslist or ebay work. and the few times I have bought a broken part on craigslist I just text them and tell them it doesn't work and they have given me my money back and a couple of them let me keep the part anyway (however this is just dumb luck as some people are dicks.) all in all used parts are an excellent way to build a budget PC.

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10 minutes ago, NotTristan said:

I personally build used systems all. the. time. You need to understand you are buying USED components so there is a risk, kind of like a surgery, every surgery has a risk, but are for the most part very helpful. I typically don't like buying used storage (ssd's and hard drives) because you just can't know really anything. I have also found that motherboards are sometimes a little sketchy. Those are just the negatives, but I would say about 9/10 times used parts I buy on craigslist or ebay work. and the few times I have bought a broken part on craigslist I just text them and tell them it doesn't work and they have given me my money back and a couple of them let me keep the part anyway (however this is just dumb luck as some people are dicks.) all in all used parts are an excellent way to build a budget PC.

Agree. TL;DR:

 

Good. Don’t buy storage or mobos. And make sure it’s not super sketchy and the person selling isn’t a dickhead.

 

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CPU: Intel Core i5-7400 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor,

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Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory,

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Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply, 

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