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Old 07-17-2006, 08:43 PM   #1
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I'm about to buy a new computer, I really need one and I finally have a decent amount of cash saved up (I'm going to use it for music production), the only one I can afford which is decent that I'm looking at right now is a 3.8Ghz dual core with 1gb of ram, which I guess will sustain me for a while. However I'm also seeing a 4.2 ghz dual with 2 gb of ram, more disk space, better video, etc, for the same price, except it is refurbished. I am really tempted to go with this more powerful machine.

Anyways, it is worth it to get a refurbished desktop or should I pass?
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ps the refurbished pcs and normal pcs are from tigerdirect.ca, where im buying from
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If you trust your vendor, then I would say go for it. I've had several refurbished computers, and all of them where great for what I used them for. Just make sure it comes with at least a 90 day warranty.
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:42 PM   #3
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i trust tigerdirect. never tried their refurbished, but they should be ok. besides i think that performance gain is worth the risk. what are the prices on the pcs though and what video card are they using?
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I would definitly go with the more powerfull one, Hope it works well
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Old 07-18-2006, 12:44 AM   #5
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if you trust the company, then definetely gow ith the more powerful oen..find out if theres any warranty or something though just in case
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Default Re: About buying refurbished systems

If you know and trust the company, go for it.

Personally I never buy refurbished hardware. Sometimes there's something wrong with it, and some places don't offer warranties on refurbished hardware.
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to:kchi55, both of them are under $950 and the new one has an x600 and the refurb has a GF6100 , both onboard. Yeah, not the best, but I don't really need flashy video cards, so I don't really mind.
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Go for the 4.2 Ghz, with 2GB RAM, that's a nice machine. I doubt it will have any serious damage, because if it did, it would not of been approved, to be refurbished. The worst thing that it will have, are a few scratches.
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:21 AM   #9
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is the x600 integrated video?.. i thought ati had an x600 series.
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Oh, sorry the X600 is PCI-express, not onbaord.
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