PC - Great Buy On E-Bay

  Mark5001 07:28 05 May 2008

Just thought I would share with you my recent purchase of a new PC.
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Core 2 Quad [email protected] Paid for on a Tuesday, arrived on Friday of the same week. Setup a breeze with no hasles at all. NO I do not work for them so this is not a plug.

  tullie 07:59 05 May 2008

As long as you are happy with it.

  Stuartli 08:17 05 May 2008

Agree with tullie, but am puzzled by final paragraph in description:

"Please Note – The processor speed shown is an estimate of effective GHZ when both cores are running efficiently."

Also see:

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  GANDALF <|:-)> 09:13 05 May 2008

click here you may like to have a read at this thread.


  Stuartli 10:41 05 May 2008

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery....:-)

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:15 05 May 2008

Ooops! ;-)

I suspect that this computer is *ahem* similar to the one discussed in that thread and may not prove to be a great buy.


  belfman 11:24 05 May 2008

Seems all fine except the seller does not understand the technology they're selling.

Personally, I still don't think it a good buy though.

  spuds 12:05 05 May 2008

If I was you, I would run something like Belarc, SIW or Everest and see what the computer contains.

I purchased a 'top quality' computer from an eBay trade seller a couple or so years ago. Not only was I minus some extra memory stick that I purchased as an additional, I also found that the processor and motherboard was slightly different. Company now appears to have ceased trading, and I now own a rather 'splendid buy at the time' lower range door stop. Another one of life's experiences perhaps!!.

  Mark5001 19:05 05 May 2008

Just got back from fishing. Great day loads of Bream to eat in the freezer now. Anyway I have already done every test on it imaginable, Belarc, Everest, Memory tests, CPU-ID tests etc. and it all proves to be exactly what it says on the tin. The only thing that does not register a name is the motherboard. I had already read the thread but only after I had purchased the new PC. Spent a few worried hours I must admit, but it all seems to be as advertised. In my limited understnding of the technology, Core 2 Quad's only have two cores (??) with two cores on each of those so I suppose the description is technicaly correct.

  Stuartli 23:41 05 May 2008

Glad you got plenty of bream, but wonder why you would want to eat them in the freezer....:-)

  GaT7 00:39 06 May 2008

Mark5001, it looks like an Asrock motherboard - it's just the way the specs are laid out. It should come up in one of those system-info tools though.

I would also open the case & have a good look at all the components, PSU rating & internal neatness of build.

The value isn't too bad considering building it yourself with similar components would've been ~£340 - a rough estimate.

What are you going to be using the PC for?

Btw, the eBay PC on the other thread was sold by a non-system builder. I would trust a system builder, with many successful PC sales, much more than a n-s builder. The system builder has a lot to lose if his/her PCs' specs were misquoted. G

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