Anyone has experience with buying used CPUs ?

nazca

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I'm currently building myself a NAS to free some space on my desktops, and was thinking I could reuse an old case and mobo I had lying around waiting to be used.
Issue is, the motherboard is 1155 socket and cpus for it aren't easy to come by new, so I might buy an used xeon I found. How likely is it that the thing still works ?
I've never bought used pc parts, and buying used CPUs sounds like a gamble, but xeons are supposed to be pretty though. What do you think ?
Also the motherboard was never tested and I got if for way too cheap, so there is a good chance it doesn't even work...
So, do I gamble on the xeon or do I start over with more recent socket ?
 

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shut the fuck up before I knock you out w/ 1 punch and go in for the ground+pound, followed by a brutal QTE murderstomp to your pathetic white boy skull,destructing you once and for all
 

SuperSpecialSuperStar

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how does it feel knowing while you sit in your bedroom at 4am ordering parts that cost thousands of dollars for ur gay " "gaming" "rig" " so you can play minecraft at 70 FPS i am out there honing my body to peak physical condition, pushing my sculpted beautiful muscles to the absolute limit?think all you want loser but if it came down to it i could and would easily break every bone in your body and i woudlnt give a single heckabout it. its beyond fucking words dude.
 

Bono-Roland

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how does it feel knowing while you sit in your bedroom at 4am ordering parts that cost thousands of dollars for ur gay " "gaming" "rig" " so you can play minecraft at 70 FPS i am out there honing my body to peak physical condition, pushing my sculpted beautiful muscles to the absolute limit?think all you want loser but if it came down to it i could and would easily break every bone in your body and i woudlnt give a single heckabout heckabout heckabout heckabout heckabout heckabout homobutt lol
lol you gay dude?
 

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Yeah. just wanted to point out what a gay language you use
 
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moogshroom

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I haven't had any issues with used parts, I only avoid buying used PSUs.
Getting an untested mobo for way too cheap is a bit of a red flag though.

But I'm still using a rather old frankencomputer with following specs:
P5Q-VM mATX
8GB ddr2
Asus' 560gtx Ti
Xeon x5460 (see the "775 to 771" mod)

The CPU was dirt cheap, like 50 bucks and has a 12MB cache. Only needed to cut a bit of plastic from the socket, carefully apply a Chinese magic sticker in the cpu and update microcodes. I might eventually upgrade to 4790k-based system, but don't feel the need just yet. Maybe when there's a functioning ps3 emulator or a godlike game.
 
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