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What things I should keep in mind when buying used things?

Q: What things I should keep in mind when buying used things?

Guys,I am going to build a gaming pc which components will used items.Can u tell me which things should I recall in my mind while buying used HDD,GPU,PROCESSOR,MOTHERBOARD,RAM,DVD DRIVE,PSU etc
What I figure out what ever I buy it must have warranty.Any advice is very needed.Thanks

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A: What things I should keep in mind when buying used things?

Suppose the answer changes based on who you are buying from. A lot of these things either work or they don't...

HDD - you could use something like Crystal Disk Info and hope everything shows up green. Or run a Long DST with Seatools (will take 5+ hours on large disks)
GPU - Visually inspect that it is clean, if possible have them run some benchmarks on it and monitor the temperature to make sure its reasonable and there is not artifacting or crashing happening.
Processor - If its less than 7 years old and hasn't been heavily overclocked it has an extremely high chance of being fine.
Motherboard - This is probably fine too if it is shown to work at all, check the caps to see none are bulging or leaking.
RAM - Nothing quick you can do here, ask them if it has passed multiple passes of memtest, you could have them show you, but it will take at least overnight before you get a real answer.
DVD Drive - if it burns disks and reads its fine. If it dies on you, not much you can do, things are like $16 new anyway, don't put a lot of thought into this.
PSU - just find out what one it is and google if it is any good. This really depends on how demanding your system is.

Basically you just have to have a little faith in who you are buying from and ask them if something doesn't work right away if you can return it.
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What is your budget (how much can you spend) for this new computer?
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Hello milostuvic,

I think the most important question to ask when picking out a new machine is its intended purpose. Is this machine going to be used for gaming?

The most balanced machine from a benchmark standpoint is the AMD setup. Its CPU and Video card fall in the middle. The r7 250 is a fairly weak video card, while that i3 is not the peppiest CPU.

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Since your in America, I can suggest to you a good deal I keep seeing floating around.

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What did you decide on?...
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There are some issues with the system.We do not encourage running Combofix unless instructed by a helper. But since you did it anyway, we will discuss it.

Combofix removed some Trojan Processes. One is an entry for Activator.exe. This is a Trojan that may log user information and possibly block access to certain security related sites.

The Start page has been taken over by malware.

some random file created by a program to remoting access servers, obviously I have never used that programClick to expand...

No, not obviously. Are you synching any mobile devices? Maybe this> SAMSUNG Android?

An unsigned file for BITS was downloaded in 2009. The system is missing a valid system file> BITS.
I am not comfortable with the following- please explain:

Maybe my girlfriend who is able to confuse the router with a radioClick to expand...

How is the router being manipulated>
If you would like us to check the system for malware, please follow these steps: Preliminary Virus and Malware Removal.

NOTE: If you already have any of the scanning programs on the computer, please remove them and download the versions in these links. This includes the current Malwarebytes you now have on the system

When you have finished, leave the logs for review in your next reply .
NOTE: Logs must be pasted in the replies. Attached logs will not be reviewed.
I see processes for a firewall and antimalware, but I don't see any for an antivirus program. Adviser you install an AV: Suggestions:

Antivirus Software(only one):
[o]Microsoft Security Essentials
[o]Comodo AV
[o]Avast! Free Antivirus
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Jessy12 said:

Any suggestions out thereClick to expand...

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We need more information to comment.
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You cannot upgrade anything in that laptop save the RAM. The CPU maybe, if you can find one on eBay, but it is difficult to perform the upgrade. You cannot upgrade the GPU at all.
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General use/applications?

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photoshop- killer ap

most of what you want could be done on a netbook, like a samsung or asus, for not much money.

photoshop requires a lot of processing power, though. that is the deal-killer.

one thing to consider: get whatever laptop, then swap the existing HD for a SSD. you can find modest, decent size ssd from 100 pounds to 200 pounds. some kingstons provide a 'kit' to help you image the existing hard drive over to the ssd. or you can add the ssd drive, and load win7 from the ground-up.

an ssd is a lot faster than a typical laptop hard drive, and will decrease power required, and so increase battery time per charge. it will make an otherwise unimpressive-performing laptop behave like a more expensive laptop.

the ssd will not store much, but you can cheaply get an external drive - this would force you into good back-up habits.

i don't know how well a netbook would work with an ssd and trying to run photoshop. the hard drive speed might balance out the slower processor. and many netbooks max out at 2GB.

an OK laptop with ssd would work really well, if you shop well and fit it all in 350 pounds.

on a laptop, along with hard drive storage, you often have an SD slot, which can be used as storage, and a laptop-specific pci slot - i don't see that on the samsung, but my dell has this. that slot can be used for a lot of things, including simply sticking in a storage thingie. also, usb flash drives can be used for storage.

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Get one that has the install/reinstall/restore disk as part of the package... Sometimes they will throw in an older hard drive than the one that came with the machine... Find out what hard drive is installed... and avoid it if the drive is not a Western Digital, Seagate, or Fujitsu... If a solid state drive, avoid it.
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A:Buying a new card

Read your other posts as well and as you're aware you have a pretty dated system. The advice of saving up for an entire new system is the best option imo. However if you are adamant on just a new GPU to play World of Warcraft, I would think a 4670 would suffice. They run around $60-70 depending on who you buy them from. Unfortunately I do not know a good online retailer for the UK so hopefully someone else here can help. Also be aware that even a low-end card like the 4670 will likely be bottlenecked by your system. But the card alone should be just fine on your PSU, you could take a photo of the specs on the side of it though for us to double-check .
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A:Buying a new gaming desktop

Out of the above 3 choices, the second one seems the best bet. Although you could save a few bucks and get the Phenom II X4 965 BE instead of the PII X6 1055T. The HD 5850 is definitely theway to go.
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What method of BIOS flashing have you tried thus far?

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The system you listed is a good price. Dont like the included power supply.
The Gateway system, while refurbished has someone else's mileage on it- does it come with warranty's of the same length as new product? If not, would this bother you?
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PSU : BFG 550watt modular ($60)
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Optical drive : Sony Optiarc CD/DVD burner ($32)
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The card you have picked is good for only very light gaming.
Something like this...
is a quantum leap above the 9500GT and also supports native 7.1 sound over HDMI
gives you a degree of future proofing and has excellent connectivity.
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Well how much he'd want to spend?

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A:Mind boggling - home LAN working on Laptop, not Home Computer after lightning strike

jro said:

It seams the network connection for the Laptop on the LAN runs at 300MB/sec+, but the home computer, with a 1.5years+ old LAN adapter at 100MB/sec.

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Core 2 Duo E8400 (CPU) 1239 kr
Inno3D Geforce 9600GT 1GB (GFX) 689 kr

Total: 3107. kr.
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Total: 3139. kr.
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Inno3D Geforce 9600GT 1GB (Gfx) 689 kr.

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A:Processor problem: need advice before buying a new one

What defect do you think you might have caused on the mobo? The only way you can possibly check is to run a fully working processor+HSF combination on the system.

Also what is your budget for a new processor?