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What should never be bought used?

What should never be bought used?  

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  1. 1. What PC component do you believe should be bought new anytime? And maybe post why.

    • CPU
      2
    • MOBO
      0
    • GPU
      0
    • HDD/SSD
      12
    • Case
      2
    • CPU Cooler
      0
    • PSU
      8
    • Watercooling
      0
    • Fans
      0


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I voted case mainly because I don't feel many people could truly keep a case in like new condition or keep all the extras/accessories that come with it.

I myself have thrown out 3 different high-end chassis over the years because I didn't feel I could sell them after I'd used them.

They get dusty, people tinker with it/customise it for their builds, there are so many extras that come with cases you could never be sure you're getting everything you need from a second hand one.

Saying that though, people who just want to mod a case would probably buy a used one, where as most people probably wouldn't buy a second hand water cooling kit (that wasn't a self-contained mass produced one*)

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i always find HDD's and psu's to be a risky factor, you dont know the exact age and with hdd's, if a little bump is happened in the traveling process (if by parcel) you can throw out that hdd.

 

but for the most parts, i buy my stuff second handed, and it never have let me down so far.

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definitely Toilet Paper but it's not on the list....

 

as for PC parts I've bought most everything used.... if the price is right it is worth the gamble

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I would and have bought just about all componenets on that list and have never had an issue. I just don't go out on ebay and but it. I usually buy it from here where I know I am not going to get screwed and am able to easily conatact the seller should there be any issues with what I bought. Strange thing is that while I will buy used stuff I very rarely sell anything and usually opt to give away older hardware when I know I am not going to need it.

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I am not sure anything listed here really qualifies as do not buy used. It all depends on the price and the quality plus condition of the part.

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Same, I buy a lot of stuff used, just about never have issues (unless the seller isn't trustworthy). I make sure there's some form of transferable warranty (which is why I love ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and now EVGA).

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I would buy all of those used. The only one I might stay away from is fans simply because I like the swiftech helix fans and I can get them for 8 bucks a pop with free shipping soooooo I don't really need to worry about saving a few bucks there. Noctua fans maybe, but not a basic PC fan. 

 

Everything else has to be a case by case purchase. For instance, PSUs would be a risky bet. If it were a corsair or seasonic PSU, I would have no issues. But if it were a super dirt cheap thermaltake......ehhhhh I would probably just by a new one since newegg has PSU sales all the time. 

 

The only other thing that I might not buy would be a water cooling pump. I might buy it used if I knew that the person took good care of it, but one off of ebay.....probably not. 

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