This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Refurbished Desktop?

  • Topic Archived
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. Refurbished Desktop?
3 years ago#1
Is it a good idea to buy a refurbished desktop? My budget for a new desktop is 700$. I can get a new one with an i5 processor for that amount, or a refurb with an i7 for the same cost.

I generally use a computer for a few years if it doesn't break; I don't upgrade components.

Does anyone have experience with or knowledge of refurbished desktops? Especially from Newegg?

What are some problems I can run into with a refurb?
Your mission ends when the ground runs red with vengeance
Scram, you kids
3 years ago#2
I'd worry how long the warranty is. Sometimes its shorter on refurbished products.
Corsair 500r ~ P8Z68-V Pro ~ i5 2500k ~ Hyper 212+ ~ Corsair 2x4gb ~ TX750w v2 ~ 560 Ti ~ F3 1TB ~ Crucial M4 128GB ~ Xonar DG ~ Tt Meka G1 ~ Asus PA248Q
3 years ago#3
I read the term "recertified" has something to do with warranties..

..bump..
Your mission ends when the ground runs red with vengeance
Scram, you kids
3 years ago#4
Do you have the rest of the specs for the i7 PC?

In my experience, very rarely a CPU breaks down, unless it was submit to overheating/overvolting. So really the only part that would worry me would be the motherboard, and that would be cheaper than any i7 to replace.
Mystery is the source of all true science.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. Refurbished Desktop?

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived