Question Buying a Used Gaming PC

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Hi all,
Looking at buying this used gaming PC, here is the list
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/XLvPtg

As you can see part picker has it around 2700 CAD plus a case (unsure of which case it is)
I have the opportunity to buy it for 1400 CAD.
This will be my first foray into gaming PCs are there any glaring issues with this used PC build?
Any suggestions are welcome!
 
No issues to speak of, for the most part it has really good parts. Most people don't like the blower-style fan on the GPU because they get rather loud and don't keep the GPU very cool.

You didn't mention your display. The system would be overkill for 1080p gaming. You could still use it for that, but I would plan on upgrading to 1440p or 4K gaming display. At 1080p the RTX 2080 would have unused potential.
 
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Yes, it has Windows 10 installed, would definitely wipe and reinstall, have dealt with used computers before, just never something of this spec.
 

DSzymborski

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Honestly, I'm a bit more on the fence. The biggest problem is that it's not actually a 2700 CAD PC, it's just that a lot of the parts are no longer being made, so the prices of what's left aren't really reflective of performance. Nobody's actually paying nearly $400 CAD for Ryzen 1700-comparable performance and certainly nobody's paying $1600 for 1080 Ti when a 2080 Ti is cheaper and a 2080 can be found for $700 less.

It's more like a $1900-$2000 CAD PC. Which puts $1400 about an average deal, but that's a lot to invest in used parts without warranties.
 
Honestly, I'm a bit more on the fence. The biggest problem is that it's not actually a 2700 CAD PC, it's just that a lot of the parts are no longer being made, so the prices of what's left aren't really reflective of performance. Nobody's actually paying nearly $400 CAD for Ryzen 1700-comparable performance and certainly nobody's paying $1600 for 1080 Ti when a 2080 Ti is cheaper and a 2080 can be found for $700 less.

It's more like a $1900-$2000 CAD PC. Which puts $1400 about an average deal, but that's a lot to invest in used parts without warranties.
He had an RTX 2080 Super for around $900CAD on the list when I first commented.
 
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Honestly, I'm a bit more on the fence. The biggest problem is that it's not actually a 2700 CAD PC, it's just that a lot of the parts are no longer being made, so the prices of what's left aren't really reflective of performance. Nobody's actually paying nearly $400 CAD for Ryzen 1700-comparable performance and certainly nobody's paying $1600 for 1080 Ti when a 2080 Ti is cheaper and a 2080 can be found for $700 less.

It's more like a $1900-$2000 CAD PC. Which puts $1400 about an average deal, but that's a lot to invest in used parts without warranties.
^- this.

Its an ok deal for old components.

Checking on the deal sites, i can find:

Dell Outlet: (NEW with discount code) Aurora R7 Intel i7-8700 6-Core Desktop $1107.92 (USD) which is roughly 1460 CAD
[8GB GTX 1080, 16GB RAM, 16GB Optane + 1TB HDD]

Marginally faster CPU, slower GPU, but still all new, with all warranties intact.
 

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