Question My First PC (Need Opinions)

Apr 8, 2021
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Hello everyone, I’ve bought a PC for the very first time off eBay the other day for $330.00, I was quite skeptical at first due to the low cost but after researching the hardware and what the PC contains for its overall price, it’s not a bad deal, but still quite skeptical due to not knowing how well the PC has been looked after previously, although the seller seems legit and knows his stuff, which is a good sign. I have photos of the hardware but I’m not sure on how to post it on this thread.


The description of the PC eBay advertisement:



“* This is an Acer branded PC that has had SSD and video card upgrades.

* The original Nvidia GT 625 was upgraded to a Nvidia GTX 750 Ti. The GT 625 is not included.

* An additional 120GB SSD was added with Windows 10 being installed to this drive.

* A fresh copy of Windows 10 Home 20H2 has been installed. It activated automatically due to the Windows 8.1 product key that was injected into the motherboard by Acer.

* Please note: The power supply does not have a PCI-E connector.



* Intel Core i5-4440 (3.10 GHz)

* Acer H81 LGA1150 Motherboard

* 8GB DDR3 RAM 1600 (2 x 4GB)

* 120GB ADATA SSD (SU650)

* 1TB Toshiba HDD (DT01ACA100)

* Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti 2GB (GV-N75TOC-2GL)

* Inbuilt Wi-Fi + Bluetooth

* Bronze Power Supply (300W)

* DVDRW”


Hardware I’ve already purchased off eBay to replace the current hardware:
  • MSI GEFORCE GTX 1050 TI GAMING X 4G (GPU) - $190.00 (Looks to be in good condition)
  • Gigabyte p650b 650w 80+ bronze (PSU) - $62.00 (Had no photos of the PSU itself, only the box)
PSU DESCRIPTION:

“In 100% working condition. Only reason for selling is I have upgraded my GPU and needed more power. Will come with purchase receipt and was only bought at the end of last year.”


GPU DESCRIPTION:
“Working when removed by the computer shop, upgraded to a 3060. Had from new, around 18 months, used on workstation, 10 hours a week gaming.”




Please let me know if it’s a decent build for a beginner PC, and if there are any upgrades that are ideal in the future.



Thank you for your time :)
 

Lutfij

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

You ask first then buy, not the other way around. As for your system, that Gigabyte PSU isn't exactly a reliably built PSU. If the system is a prebuilt, what is the SKU to the prebuilt system? I ask since you might want to see if there are BIOS updates pending for the motherboard.
 
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Apr 8, 2021
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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

You ask first then buy, not the other way around. As for your system, that Gigabyte PSU isn't exactly a reliably built PSU. If the system is a prebuilt, what is the SKU to the prebuilt system? I ask since you might want to see if there are BIOS updates pending for the motherboard.
I did my research on the hardware and asked a question or two to the seller. For the PSU, would a Silverstone or a Corsair be more reliable?

The PC has not been delivered yet, therefore I cannot identify the SKU number. But is the motherboard questionable?
 

Lutfij

Titan
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Brands aren't everything, you will need to look into the models of the PSU's that are available, apart from the wattage, in order to score a reliably built unit.

Questionable would be an understatement. If anything I think you bought a system that was once in a prebuilt chassis, gutted into an aftermarket chassis and then sold as s gaming system.
 

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