Description

Very capable and dependable pc if you are looking to get into Pc Gaming. This was my first build and I’m looking to build another. Comes with extras such as a mousepad , wireless connection & a keyboard. This pc will run your games on high definition. I have it up on eBay for less than what it’s worth!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223744164646

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

This isn't really where you sell your builds...

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

its not a bad build, but considering who would be buying this pc i think its unwise to just have a 128gb SSD. a used 1tb hard drive is 20 bucks i would have gotten one of those to throw in there. The point of this pc is that it is a turn key computer, thats who is going to be offering you real money wont want to build their own computer.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

is using a used hdd a good idea? I imagine the performance would be worse than a brand new one since it has all those read and writes on it but how bad is it compared to new?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get a 1TB WD or Seagate HDD for a little over $40 brand new most of the time, it really doesn't make sense to go used at all anymore. Even the 1TB SSDs can be found in the $80-90 range, by the time you buy a small boot SSD and a larger storage HDD you're most of the way there to just getting a large SSD for everything.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

a used 1tb hard drive is 20 dollars for a 7200 rpm. i have boughten over 100 used hard drives and they all have worked fine. ebay has a money back garentee on not receiving what you ordered. Ive never had performance as an issue they load just fine. im rocking a used hard drive in my main rig right now and all of my games load and it is at like 80 percent usage (i think i have like 160gb free atm). Used hard drives are just fine and for a system like this would be ideal.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That's fine and well, but I'm not going to buy a used drive for a computer to sell just to have the customer call me in a few weeks because they loaded all their games on it and it died due to having hundreds of spinning hours on it.

Another risk is ending up with a drive with questionable or even illegal data on it. You can format a drive (or buy a drive that's been quickly formatted), sell it in the build and the customer has an issue with the drive dying a year later. They don't want to lose all their info so they send it out to a data recovery company who scrubs right past your quick Windows format job and finds (for example of a worst case scenario) a bunch of illegal pics of kids or something. Next thing you know the feds are knocking on your door because you're the one who sold it.

The most common problem with used drives is over time they do get noisy and start clicking.

There are just so many reasons why saving $20 on a used HDD for something you're going to sell to someone else is a bad idea, but that is also just my opinion.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

" but I'm not going to buy a used drive for a computer to sell just to have the customer call me in a few weeks because they loaded all their games on it and it died due to having hundreds of spinning hours on it." great news! ive boughten about 100 of these and i had 1 drive show up not working, and that was with a dinged box. :) So you don't need to worry about that.

"Another risk is ending up with a drive with questionable or even illegal data on it. You can format a drive (or buy a drive that's been quickly formatted), sell it in the build and the customer has an issue with the drive dying a year later. They don't want to lose all their info so they send it out to a data recovery company who scrubs right past your quick Windows format job and finds (for example of a worst case scenario) a bunch of illegal pics of kids or something. Next thing you know the feds are knocking on your door because you're the one who sold it." and while we are chasing unicorns what if that new drive you bought was a refurbished unit that was wrong too and now you have the feds on your door? "THINK OF THE CHILDREN!" Yes it can happen, but the odds are the same as getting struck by lighting (actually id be willing to bet that im more likely to get struck by lighting then get a drive with pics of children on it or had pictures of children on it.)

And you are right it is your opinion, just like there are so many reasons why not to buy them New either. You save money, depending on the site you don't get buyer protection. the term "so many reasons" is vague and i hate it. Yes there are perks to buying them new, but based on my personal experience of buying hundreds of used drives ive run into minimal problems. If he buys a used hard drive it will be fine.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

"by the time you buy a small boot SSD and a larger storage HDD" so 20 dollar used hard drive plus 20 dollar ssd is 40 dollars. The cheapest 1tb ssd is 80 dollars. that is half

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude (or lady - don't want to assume here) I don't buy $20 SSDs, especially for builds I sell to customers. I just think we are on two totally different wavelengths here. I put together gaming PCs to sell locally as a side gig/ hobby, and there is a marked difference between "budget" and "cheap".

I always try to get the best deal on parts, but I don't buy cheap parts.

As a result, in the 5+ years that I've been selling (20+ builds) I have only had one customer ever call me with a problem and it was that the wireless adaptor I used wasn't fast enough for him (in all fairness a $500 gaming PC with a Ryzen 2600 and a RX570 should not be expected to have an AC1700 wifi card in it).

I'm sure your methods work for you, and that's fine. All this is - my opinion. I learned over a decade ago building my own PC and kids' PCs that there are two things you never cheap out on, power supplies and hard drives.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

been at this for a while, i buy 20 dollar SSD's all of the time and everytime ive done it they have been happy with it. Im running a 120gb ssd in my rig with a 1tb hard drive. Thats fine if you don't buy them but that means we just disagree and i will continue to reccomend 20 dollar SSD's because when someone is building a gaming pc with an i7-2600, 8gb ram, and a gtx 1060 3gb in a dell optiplex its fine and they are happy with it along with a 1tb hard drive. I get what you are saying about dont cheap out on power supplies. I agree with you on that. but storage is easy to cheap out on because it only gets cheaper over time and if they need to upgrade its the most forgiving. (if they run out of space on a hard drive 1tb hard drives will be even cheaper then they are right now and they are cheap ATM). In this case with a 4790k and a gtx 970 i think it makes more sense to buy a 20 dollar used hard drive because its a used computer. Someone who is buying this computer obviously doesn't has reservations about buying used components.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This isn't where you sell builds m8

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Won't this be taken down? I don't even think you're allowed to sell computers using the site as ad space...

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

looks nice, but flip the psu

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

At least clean your stuff before selling

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, the keyboard made me throw up a little in my mouth and that mousepad just needs to go in the trash.

I thoroughly clean anything before selling, it's 10-20 min of work with a toothbrush and Datavac but it makes a huuuuge difference and will attract more buyers than a box full of dust and hair.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow he titled the eBay listing as “very clean”