[SOLVED] Used case i5 9400F with Gtx 1660 for 420$

mhmd shoumar

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Hi,
Specs:
rgb case
Core i5-9400F
Gtx 1660 ti
240gb ssd
Psu 650W rgb
Motherboard gigabyte H310M
8 GB ram
I want to buy this used pc for 420$,do you think it is a good deal, especially that the component age is one year only.
BTW we have an inflation problem in our country (Lebanon) so the equivalent of it as a new case will cost me 900$.
 
Yes pc and parts, but I don't think you can access it outside Lebanon. Why it is bad, I'm really on a tight budget. I have on my current rig thermaltake smart 630 watt se series on a gtx 960, i5 4440 and it is 5 years old now.. 0 problems, although when I asked about it here 5 years ago all told me its crap and might harm the pc cuz we dont have stable ampere/ electricity in our country.
There are times that getting a cheap PSU can work out and you don't have issues. But your odds of having an issue go up a lot with them. When you got that Thermaltake 5 years ago, it was designed in 2012 and there is no guarantee that it will have support for Haswell or newer CPU C states. You got lucky and it didn't have any issues, but at this point you with it being used for 5 years you are playing Russian Roulette with your computer.

For the Redragon PSU there is no information about it anywhere. I can see somethings from their website, but there aren't any professional reviews of it. Sure it might be from a well known OEM, but without that knowledge I cannot in good conscience recommend it. I did find something from pcandparts that seems alright.
https://pcandparts.com/power-supplies/cougar-gx-s650-v3-gold-650w-psu/ I have found a review on it the gs-x 650 gold, note not v3 but I'm assuming the v3 just means 3rd version, from jonnyguru and it checks out OK. https://www.jonnyguru.com/blog/2017/06/26/cougar-gx-s650-650w-power-supply/ Between the RAM and PSU you are adding about $110 to the system so a little more than $700 in total then.
 

mhmd shoumar

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We don't have original windows i our country except for laptops, all desktops, even at the government offices are cracked :)
Also which has better value this deal or
  1. Core i5 4460s
  2. vga rx 580 8g
  3. 16g ram
  4. 1T hdd
  5. 256 ssd
for 260$
 

mhmd shoumar

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Hi, Which has a better value on the long or short term.
Specs for 260$ pc:
Core i5 4460s, Radeon Rx 580 8g, 16 GB ram DDR3, 1T hdd with 256 ssd
specs for 420$ pc:
Core i5-9400F, Gtx 1660 ti, 8 GB ram DDR4, 240gb ssd,
Both have similar teir MOBO, PSU and case
BTW we have an inflation problem in our country (Lebanon) so I cant really buy new components
Thanks in advance
 

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What will you be using the PC for?
The i5-9400f is a 6 core processor and the 4600 is a quad core.
The 9400f offers more cores, better processing ability, and even better single core performance.

So the question becomes, do you need the increased processing ability (and it's better GPU) or not? For office type work you probably won't unless you deal with large spreadsheets or something.
 
I agree with King V and additionally would point out that the higher priced system has half the RAM.

In the strictest sense both of these are already "dead end" so far as socket support. In both cases the only real upgrade path for the CPU is going to be go 'i7' and honestly would cost about the same without finding used for the older chipset/generation. The lower priced system seems well balanced and more ready to go, right now, for a substantially lower price for reasons that I am sure you are aware of....but in spite of that I would probably still choose it and be on the lookout for a bargain i7 47xx to put in it.
The newer system is still going to need double the RAM and a storage solution. Probably add ~$75-100.
 
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mhmd shoumar

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Hi, I found a used pc for 630$,I mainly want it for gaming. So I just want to know if it's a good deal, especially that the components are only 1 years old and the user is a student (not heavy user).
The specs:
  1. CPU: I5 9400f
  2. GPU: MSI RTX 2060 6gb ventus o
  3. 8 GB ram (ddr4) is a (I know I must add 8)
  4. 500Gb sdd (I have 2 tb hdd external)
  5. The mobo is: ASRock H310CM-HDV
  6. PSU: Redragon RGPS GC-PS001 500W Gaming PC Power Supply
  7. Case:What I know is that it is ENJOY with 6 fans
BTW I Live in Lebanon, so the prices of the above components brand new is 25% higher cuz of import taxes plus there is an 11% VAT so the cost of the same components brand new is near 1000$
Here is an example for a similar pc https://ezio313.imgbb.com/ it cost 930$ with VAT
Thanks in advance
 
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For perspective of around what that would run new:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: ASRock B365M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($38.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ B&H)
Total: $762.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-20 12:48 EDT-0400


I don't know what PSU or case the used one comes with but this has a good PSU and case. Budget motherboard and RAM.

Overall $600 isn't bad. I wouldn't want to pay anything more than that though.
 

mhmd shoumar

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For perspective of around what that would run new:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: ASRock B365M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($38.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ B&H)
Total: $762.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-20 12:48 EDT-0400


I don't know what PSU or case the used one comes with but this has a good PSU and case. Budget motherboard and RAM.

Overall $600 isn't bad. I wouldn't want to pay anything more than that though.
Thanks for the quick reply
BTW I Live in Lebanon, so the prices of the above components are 25% higher cuz of import taxes plus there is an 11% VAT so the cost of the same components brand new is near 1000$
The mobo is
ASRock H310CM-HDV
PSU
Redragon RGPS GC-PS001 500W Gaming PC Power Supply
Case:
What I know is that it is ENJOY with 6 fans

GPU:
MSI RTX 2060 6gb ventus oc
 
Thanks for the quick reply
BTW I Live in Lebanon, so the prices of the above components are 25% higher cuz of import taxes plus there is an 11% VAT so the cost of the same components brand new is near 1000$
The mobo is
ASRock H310CM-HDV
PSU
Redragon RGPS GC-PS001 500W Gaming PC Power Supply
Case:
What I know is that it is ENJOY with 6 fans

GPU:
MSI RTX 2060 6gb ventus oc
Not the best PSU by any means and would be something to replace right away. Do you have any vendors that you like to use in Lebanon?
 

mhmd shoumar

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Not the best PSU by any means and would be something to replace right away. Do you have any vendors that you like to use in Lebanon?
Yes pc and parts, but I don't think you can access it outside Lebanon. Why it is bad, I'm really on a tight budget. I have on my current rig thermaltake smart 630 watt se series on a gtx 960, i5 4440 and it is 5 years old now.. 0 problems, although when I asked about it here 5 years ago all told me its crap and might harm the pc cuz we dont have stable ampere/ electricity in our country.
 
Yes pc and parts, but I don't think you can access it outside Lebanon. Why it is bad, I'm really on a tight budget. I have on my current rig thermaltake smart 630 watt se series on a gtx 960, i5 4440 and it is 5 years old now.. 0 problems, although when I asked about it here 5 years ago all told me its crap and might harm the pc cuz we dont have stable ampere/ electricity in our country.
There are times that getting a cheap PSU can work out and you don't have issues. But your odds of having an issue go up a lot with them. When you got that Thermaltake 5 years ago, it was designed in 2012 and there is no guarantee that it will have support for Haswell or newer CPU C states. You got lucky and it didn't have any issues, but at this point you with it being used for 5 years you are playing Russian Roulette with your computer.

For the Redragon PSU there is no information about it anywhere. I can see somethings from their website, but there aren't any professional reviews of it. Sure it might be from a well known OEM, but without that knowledge I cannot in good conscience recommend it. I did find something from pcandparts that seems alright.
https://pcandparts.com/power-supplies/cougar-gx-s650-v3-gold-650w-psu/ I have found a review on it the gs-x 650 gold, note not v3 but I'm assuming the v3 just means 3rd version, from jonnyguru and it checks out OK. https://www.jonnyguru.com/blog/2017/06/26/cougar-gx-s650-650w-power-supply/ Between the RAM and PSU you are adding about $110 to the system so a little more than $700 in total then.
 
Mm I got ur point, I told him about it, he told me he can give me https://www.njoy.ro/PSU/wooden-750
Instead.
Your help is much appreciated.
I wouldn't go with that PSU either. While the quality might be higher, it is based on an old platform. When you look at the wattage sticker you see it is only rated for 612W on the +12V line, but it is supposed to be a 750W PSU. Seeing such a huge difference between the +12V line and rated wattage is a tell tale sign of being a platform a good 10 years old. A modern platform will have a 750W rating and have 99% of that available on the +12V line.
Look in the specifications here for the Power Output area to get an idea https://seasonic.com/focus-gx#gallery I used Seasonic as they are a know top tier PSU manufacturer. The Seasonic S12II came out in 2010 and still does 93% on the +12V line https://seasonic.com/s12ii#specification whereas the Woden only does 81%.
 

mhmd shoumar

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Hi, I mainly want it for gaming
so I found this used pc (told me used 11 months) for 460$, I know I must upgrade ram to 16 GB and PSU is not good. Also I have a 500GB SSD.
Specs:
  1. 1070ti gtx Nvidia
  2. Ram 8gb
  3. Msi board B360M pro-vh (MS-7B53)
  4. i5 core 8400
  5. Thermaltake LITEPOWER sereis 650 watt
  6. 1 TB HDD
So what do you think, is it a good deal for 460$.
BTW I Live in Lebanon, so the prices of the above components brand new is 25% higher compared to amzon and pc part picker cuz of import taxes plus there is an 11% VAT so the cost of the same components brand new is near 1000$
Here is an example for a similar but new pc https://ezio313.imgbb.com/ it cost 930$ with VAT
Thanks in advance
 
Since I cannot speak to pricing where you are it would be hard to say.

I built an i5 8400 system some months back with 32GB of RAM for just over $400 and well under 5. It had no GPU. With that said given the inclusion of a strong card in that offering I would go for it.
 
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mhmd shoumar

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For what's being sold I would say it's a good deal.

Any idea how much more it'll be for the RAM and PSU you intend to upgrade?
RAM: HyperX Fury 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 RAM for 36$
PSU: Cougar GX-S650-V3 Gold 650W PSU for 79$ (it was recommended by a member in the previous post featuring another used pc)
so total 115$
Although I don't have money for the psu, I may upgrade after 6 months

Also by the way can u check my previous post and tell me which is a better deal in you opinion.
Your feedback is much appreciated

 

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