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Do you guys bother buying used or mostly new - PC components

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge' started by Mark Ryder, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Too much of a risk, especially these days.
     
  2. breno

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    My last... 3 PC's have been built from 2nd hand parts. Mrs computer is all second hand parts.
    The only new part in my current PC is the PSU.
     
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    My last 3 gaming PCs were also built from used parts :thumbup: the only parts bought new in my current PC are an AIO watercooler, games SSD, case and PSU.

    I always buy a brand new quality PSU for every build without exception. Everything else is sourced from the good trading folks here on OCAU, or cheap hand-me-downs from mates who upgrade every 12-18 months.[/b][/b]
     
  4. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Why on earth would you do that??
     
  5. adamsleath

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    ...im running my psu's into the dirt. but if you buy bottom of the ladder you will probably get used to buying them every 3-5 years anyway i guess...
     
  6. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I've had my current psu for probably about 6 or more years. Buy a decent one to begin with and you won't need to keep buying them.
     
  7. oohms

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    If you want to stick to windows 7 compatible hardware, you can get a haswell era cpu/motherboard and still play the latest games. That's what I would do if I was going to buy a pc today
     

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