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    worth it?
    I'm building a computer, and I'm considering buying a cheap refurbished computer and strip out the good parts, and using the case, ram, and the cd drive, if a desktop the moniter etc.

    But I've never bought a refurbished computer before. Are they as good as new? Is the hard drive wiped and set a at normal just-as-new condition?

    Any sites known for selling quality refurbished computers?
    Last edited by kAb; 12-07-2004 at 04:05 AM. Reason: added etc.

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    Not really ,buy new there so cheap now , If money is tight mabey an option.But I would n't recomend.



    Edit: Buy the tower new , then buy a used monitor , speakers . That would save you some money .
    Last edited by peat moss; 12-07-2004 at 05:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    Not really ,buy new there so cheap now , If money is tight mabey an option.But I would n't recomend.
    i agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samurai
    i agree

    Even with my edit, I'm thinking for $ 400.oo canadian ,it includes monitor ,mouse speakers , and keyboard. WE can't build that cheap!

    Link for an example .http://www.slacocomputer.com/systems.shtml




    Edit: Sorry I feel like a shit ! If building is a hobbie , please don't let my post discourage you. Yes you can build a cheap computer, for internet use, homework and the like.But you get what you pay for! Warranties are nice also ,but sometimes its best to start from strenght .
    Last edited by peat moss; 12-07-2004 at 05:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    Edit: Sorry I feel like a shit !
    Well go and have one, no point in holding it in.
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    Yeah well, I'm looking for a big cheap lcd flatscreen, of course, cheap and lcd don't go together.
    And the reason I was gonna build it was to get the new radeon card and a fast processor to support half-life 2. so thats basically where all the money is to go.

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    I'd say new new new. Old parts can f-up new parts. Some more than others. I'm considering the high cost of the new parts you want.

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    mine was used.
    It's a peice of crap.

    I wouldn't buy anything but retail or OEM when it comes to harddrives.
    Actually i dont want any part of my computer to be refurbished.

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