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    Lightbulb 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Hi all,

    Some of you may recognize my name because i've bought something off you for this build. I have in fact got almost everything for this rig from the treasure trove that is Hexus classifieds.

    To begin at the beginning, my housemate had an old rig built by another mate (Athlon 64 3200+, 1Gb DDR, 6600GT) and decided it was time for an upgrade. I thought it was time for me to try what i'd been contemplating for a while - a second hand build. He's going to be mostly using office, browsing, media, some music editing, maybe light gaming, so middle of the road is fine. We also wanted it to be quiet.

    Here's a list of the components I assembled. All 2nd hand unless otherwise stated:
    Fatal1ty Abit FP-IN9 SLI motherboard
    Tagan EasyCon 580W Modular PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E6600 CPU
    Zalman NPS9700-NT CPU Cooler
    4Gb GSkill 5-5-5-15 DDR2 RAM
    Geforce 8600 GT 512Mb GPU
    Zalman VF1000 LED GPU Cooler
    X-Fi Xtreme Music
    2 x Western Digital 250Gb HDDs (from old rig)
    Coolermaster Centurion 532 Case (Scan Today Only)
    And one additional SilenX 120mm Case Fan (from my spares box)

    I've just finished putting it all together, haven't fired it up yet, but I will be doing so next week. All in it's cost just under £230, which i'm quite happy with - we'll see how it goes when it's running though!

    So, it can be done, with a little patience and help from the lovely people at Hexus

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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Looks very impressive for the price.

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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Million View Post
    I've just finished putting it all together, haven't fired it up yet, but I will be doing so next week.
    your just going to leave it in a schrodinger's cat state till then? god id want to at least check its working right away

    nice build though, 8600gt is a bit of a weak spot but generally good stuff
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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Well done , a good exercise.

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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Nice price/performance ratio there, and with the imminent release of new graphics cards you'll be perfectly placed to upgrade the 8600GT from the second hand market in 6 months.

    Just out of curiosity, is the classifieds section on hexus reasonably busy? I'll be looking to build an i7 system in a year or so (hopefully I'll have enough posts to see the forum by then ).

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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Very nice for the price that you got it at. Although as someone stated, 8600GT isn't that good but it can handle light gaming perfectly fine I'd say.

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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    your just going to leave it in a schrodinger's cat state till then? god id want to at least check its working right away

    nice build though, 8600gt is a bit of a weak spot but generally good stuff
    I'm pretty confident in it working - I have used a lot of second hand kit before and never had a problem. The girlfriend's been staying this weekend, so more important things to do than play with computers

    Quote Originally Posted by sadbuttrue View Post
    Nice price/performance ratio there, and with the imminent release of new graphics cards you'll be perfectly placed to upgrade the 8600GT from the second hand market in 6 months.

    Just out of curiosity, is the classifieds section on hexus reasonably busy? I'll be looking to build an i7 system in a year or so (hopefully I'll have enough posts to see the forum by then ).
    Yeah, that's what I figured about GPU upgrade if he decided he wanted to. Hexus.classifieds is reasonably busy, and wanteds usually get a few replies too, so definitely worth a look

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulti View Post
    Very nice for the price that you got it at. Although as someone stated, 8600GT isn't that good but it can handle light gaming perfectly fine I'd say.
    Light gaming is probably all it'll face, main thing is it's nice and quiet with the zalman on it.

    Cheers for the comments everyone. I will post pics when I get a chance

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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Well, she's fired up no problems. Just installing XP now

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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Sounds like very good value for money! It will be interesting to see how she runs over time, but from your spec. list, it sounds like a good setup for the money.

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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Million View Post
    Well, she's fired up no problems. Just installing XP now
    Thank god, wondered when I'd get confirmation that the board was not doa.

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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Well, how's she running - alright I presume???


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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Yep, all good. Just going through installing all the usual gubbinz. Did I give you trust Jimborae? If not let me know and I will

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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Million View Post
    Yep, all good. Just going through installing all the usual gubbinz. Did I give you trust Jimborae? If not let me know and I will
    Yes you did buddy and I did like wise.

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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Nice one, nowt wrong with building a PC with second hand bits I say
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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Interesting read =)

    Where is the classified section? I can't see it, maybe I don't have enough posts?

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    Re: 2nd Hand Hexus Classifieds Build

    Have you got any pics of it?
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