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Old 12-03-2012, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm having a bit of a dilemma. I'm currently saving up and piecemealing together my Z77/3570k build (CPU/HSF/MB/HDD/ODD left).

Today I saw a post on CL for a 775 build.
I don't really need another 775 rig, and I just got rid of one; however, does this deal look as amazing as I think it does?

Liquid cooled computer
The monitors are only 1680x1050, but current models are still ~$140ea.
And I can't tell what that IDE ribbon is going to, don't need another IDE HDD.

I pretty much would strip the cooler and HDD and replace them with spares I have laying around (PSU too probably) then flip it for roughly the same amount, with 1 monitor...

Sound legit?


Also, sent him an e-mail asking for specifics on the OS/CPU/HSF and got this response:
To be honest with you I'm unsure what brand water cooler it is it was a complete kit, the CPU I can't remember believe its intel duo core if I remember right and it had windows xp installed on it but was havin issues getti it to boot up... I had it built through ibuypower.com back when I was in the service and never really knew what I was gettin into and now I def don't have the time to play around with it and just wana get rid of it because it takes up space.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Would you buy it?

I wouldn't get it.
it may look like a good deal. but once you have it in your hands, you're going to be like "man, why'd i buy this?"

especially when it doesn't even boot into windows.
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Default Re: Would you buy it?

Booting into Windows is easily fixable. The problem is that 300 bucks can get you one or two pieces for your new rig. I wouldn't do it at all.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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once you have it in your hands, you're going to be like "man, why'd i buy this?"
Yeah, I needed to read that.

I would have enjoyed tinkering for a day or two, but then I would have been waiting to unload it to get my capital back and been wondering why I'd bought it in the first place, especially since I already have 1080 and 1050 monitors.

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Booting into Windows is easily fixable. The problem is that 300 bucks can get you one or two pieces for your new rig.
I figured fixing the boot problem wouldn't be a problem, as an iBuy rig its an OEM OS so I could easily wipe and reinstall, or if it was hardware I'd probably be replacing it anyway...

But yeah, <$300 will get me my CPU and MB (next week, trip to DC/Microcenter!)
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