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viex
post Feb 6 2018, 10:28 AM, updated 9 months ago

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Is it worth buying second hand desktop PC?
Or is the problems not worth the lower price?
What is the potential problem of used PC?
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post Feb 6 2018, 10:33 AM

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1. Yes, if price is right.
2. Some tech savvy required for evaluation of equipment condition.
3. Electronic components (e.g. ICs) goes bad over time.
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post Feb 6 2018, 10:36 AM

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If the price is cheap...worth the gamble...
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post Feb 6 2018, 10:36 AM

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For cheap price, some of the spec I see looks shit.
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post Feb 6 2018, 10:42 AM

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For second hand PC, if the parts are of quality and recognised brands usually it can last quite long(up to 5 years at least from first use). Other factors can be the first owner's usage and maintenance. Did the owner do crazy overclocking on the CPU, performed dust cleaning regularly for optimal performance or changed the thermal paste for the CPU cooler/GPU cooler before?
Potential problems can be overheating due to lack of maintenance(dust accumulated or CPU/GPU requires a new application of thermal paste), RAM kaput(usually can be replaced easily since usually it is covered by a lifetime warranty by manufacturers), HDD wear and tear...
Aside from these usually all ok. Depends on your usage, do you plan to upgrade the PC in a few years time; Is there any upgrade path for this second hand PC; how many years you plan to use it?
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post Feb 6 2018, 11:23 AM

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It all depends on what you're planning to use it for.
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post Feb 6 2018, 11:25 AM

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post Feb 6 2018, 01:26 PM

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Buy those recon unit, at least got short warranty period
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post Feb 6 2018, 03:57 PM

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Depends on the configuration of the PC, if the price is right, why not.
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post Feb 7 2018, 04:28 PM

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It depends on the specs and price.
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post Feb 7 2018, 04:30 PM

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get dell refurbished desktop

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