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View Poll Results: Do you usually buy your hardware new?
Yes, I usually buy new 3 21.43%
No, I usually buy used 3 21.43%
I don't care whether it's new or used 8 57.14%
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:30 AM   #1
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Do you usually get your PC parts brand new? Second hand? Or get stuff with bad caps (or other repairable fault) and fix it?

Personally, I usually do the latter two, since I can rarely afford new hardware. The only new parts in my signature PC are the RAM and DVD Drive. My monitor was one I got from work for free with bad caps. It works fine after re-capping. My laptop came from fleabay with no OS or COA sticker.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:19 AM   #2
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I usually get stuff for free.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:54 AM   #3
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Default Re: Brand new gear

Sometimes I buy a few things from Newegg (hard drives, motherboards, etc).
Usually get things for free or cheap from work...
And sometimes I buy brand new laptops...
Then again tons of stuff I have was bought broken and either fixed or combined with something else to make it sort of work good enough
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:33 AM   #4
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I prefer used when the price is proper... but i buy whatever it takes to get the job done.

yes, i agree, freebies rock... as do trades...
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:04 AM   #5
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I usually buy second hand these days. I honestly don't see a point buying brand new when I can buy something a tad older that does the same job and save $$$.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:49 PM   #6
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I almost always buy used stuff from my local recycler. I have bought socket 775 P4 motherboards complete with CPU & cooler , CPUs, SCSI drives, power supplies etc.

I have in the past acquired used motherboards off Ebay. I'll occasionally buy a Socket 939 mobo for recapping.

I have bought several "display model" LCD monitors from local resellers.

I have in the past acquired a collection of cases that I can swap parts in and out of.

About the only thing I buy new is DDR2 Ram, DVD burners, and, of course, caps.

I have a couple of first-gen Core 2 machines but seldom use them. They are just too quiet!
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:29 PM   #7
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I prefer used but will buy new if I can't find it used.
I've been getting many stuff for free in the last few years (mostly very old stuff) so I haven't had to buy anything lately.
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