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Just bought a pc from ebay.... (pictures to follow) HELP!

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Found 14th May 2010
bought a pc from ebay with supposedly 5gb ram, dual core processori, gt 8600 graphics card etc and i am extremely angry..

firstly, i see the way its packaged and it was obviously going to get damaged.
Secondly i bought it about a week and a bit ago after being reassured it had been sent several times it just arrived being sent yesterday..

the front panel was hanging off, as were both the side panels.
All the components inside were rattling about and probably damaged.

I have no idea how to put them all back? There is fans and all sorts.

how do i check how much ram it has? I see 3 modules taken but dont know how to tell how gb it is?

Dont want to put the power into it incase it electricutes me

HELP?!?!?!
I will add pics shortly.

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Original Poster

reserved for pics

put a claim in to paypal and send it back

It will say on the modules themselves. If not. The best program is CPU-Z (if u can turn it). Download that and it tells you everything pretty much. If your not happy just say not at described on ebay,

if your not comfortable putting it back together just send it back! take pics etc

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sounds like you got pwnd

Original Poster

yeah but will i have to pay return postag? Its very bulky.

what was the sellers name, name and shame

GentleTouch;8606269

yeah but will i have to pay return postag? Its very bulky.



More than likely.

bykergrove;8606268

sounds like you got pwnd


Smug git.

Lolaments

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wickedteen;8606273

what was the sellers name, name and shame



I'll only do that if its guaranteed broken or whatever otherwise its unfair.

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deek72;8606277

More than likely.:(Smug git.


+1

it'll be fine, name them, lol

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wickedteen;8606297

it'll be fine, name them, lol



No...

bykergrove;8606268

sounds like you got pwnd



Sorry, but....

:lol:

pictures!i clicked for pictures!

magicbeans;8606311

pictures!i clicked for pictures!



+1:thumbsup:

this happened to me a few years back. Was advertised as 2.4ghz 2gb ram etc. I checked when it came and was 800mhz with 128mb ram. I put in a claim and paypal wanted me to take it to an indepentant computer shop to verify the specs of the machine and gave me 3 days in which to do so. None round my area and I hadn't got means to travel so i lost out. He got to keep the money and sold me a useless computer.

also cpuz is brilliant, but you can just check within windows, control panel and then system.

magicbeans;8606311

pictures!i clicked for pictures!



Looks like you got pwnd too :lol:

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mcnally32;8606314

this happened to me a few years back. Was advertised as 2.4ghz 2gb ram … this happened to me a few years back. Was advertised as 2.4ghz 2gb ram etc. I checked when it came and was 800mhz with 128mb ram. I put in a claim and paypal wanted me to take it to an indepentant computer shop to verify the specs of the machine and gave me 3 days in which to do so. None round my area and I hadn't got means to travel so i lost out. He got to keep the money and sold me a useless computer.also cpuz is brilliant, but you can just check within windows, control panel and then system.



ive looked on the ram and it is in fact 5gb. However, in one of the corners it says pentium 4 so im not too sure.. maybe just an old case.

Pictures when i can download the stupid phone software.

the pictures are nothing special either, just to help me put the pc back together... showing te pieces etc

Shengis;8606328

Looks like you got pwnd too :lol:



i sure did......twice! still no pics.

(wow i lead a sad life if i wait to see someones crap broken computer!)

GentleTouch;8606329

ive looked on the ram and it is in fact 5gb. However, in one of the … ive looked on the ram and it is in fact 5gb. However, in one of the corners it says pentium 4 so im not too sure.. maybe just an old case.Pictures when i can download the stupid phone software.the pictures are nothing special either, just to help me put the pc back together... showing te pieces etc



u lied.
edit ur title and stop giving me hope

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GentleTouch;8606329

ive looked on the ram and it is in fact 5gb. However, in one of the … ive looked on the ram and it is in fact 5gb. However, in one of the corners it says pentium 4 so im not too sure.. maybe just an old case.Pictures when i can download the stupid phone software.the pictures are nothing special either, just to help me put the pc back together... showing te pieces etc



What's your location, I may consider helping you out with putting it together. I'll also write a letter diagnosing what's wrong with it :thumbsup:

lumoruk;8606357

What's your location, I may consider helping you out with putting it … What's your location, I may consider helping you out with putting it together



Yeah, let him op. You can be sure he'll have a good snoop on it and he may come up with something worthwhile to blackmail your money back!!

lumoruk;8606357

What's your location, I may consider helping you out with putting it … What's your location, I may consider helping you out with putting it together. I'll also write a letter diagnosing what's wrong with it :thumbsup:



haha....dont let him in!

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lumoruk;8606357

What's your location, I may consider helping you out with putting it … What's your location, I may consider helping you out with putting it together. I'll also write a letter diagnosing what's wrong with it :thumbsup:



leicestershire so nowhere near oxfordshire judging by your location. Thanks anyway:thumbsup:

Best thing to do if there is everything falling off and not all together is to take everything off and build it back from scratch:

buildeasypc.com/

Sorry to hear about the troubles, I've thought of buying a PC from eBay a while back but never took the plunge.

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Lost Symphonies;8606405

Best thing to do if there is everything falling off and not all together … Best thing to do if there is everything falling off and not all together is to take everything off and build it back from scratch:http://www.buildeasypc.com/Sorry to hear about the troubles, I've thought of buying a PC from eBay a while back but never took the plunge.



I got a good price.. it was 200 quid with a crappy small monitor but its meant to have a gt 8600 graphis card, 5gb ram, dual core 2.0 amd processor and i was going to upgrade it. I'll have to recase it anyway so i might just buy a new pc case and follow them steps because this case is rubbish. Any ideas how to put leds n stuff like the good looking gaming pcs?
Maybe it has them but im not sure.. dno what to look for without turning on.

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garbage456;8606412

will cost around £7-£12 to send back if you want, and make sure you take p … will cost around £7-£12 to send back if you want, and make sure you take pictures !!!



pictures are taken im downloading the software and now it wants to update 85mb and stuff... grr lol

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GentleTouch;8606428

pictures are taken im downloading the software and now it wants to update … pictures are taken im downloading the software and now it wants to update 85mb and stuff... grr lol



This thread is failing .....

draw some sketches in paint to keep us entertained :thumbsup:

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GentleTouch;8606418

Any ideas how to put leds n stuff like the good looking gaming pcs?



those are tacky pcs.

get a level 10 http://digitalization.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/bmw-thermaltake.jpg


or an antec p180

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lumoruk;8606440

This thread is failing .....draw some sketches in paint to keep us … This thread is failing .....draw some sketches in paint to keep us entertained :thumbsup:



lol as if.... i will describe the parts. some green circuit board thing with a fan attached to it.
a fan.
another fan.
a black circuit board with 5 coloured cuboids yellow blue pink green black,
a blue plastic thing
loads of wires plugged into nothing
thats about it thats loose

GentleTouch;8606418

I got a good price.. it was 200 quid with a crappy small monitor but its … I got a good price.. it was 200 quid with a crappy small monitor but its meant to have a gt 8600 graphis card, 5gb ram, dual core 2.0 amd processor and i was going to upgrade it. I'll have to recase it anyway so i might just buy a new pc case and follow them steps because this case is rubbish. Any ideas how to put leds n stuff like the good looking gaming pcs?Maybe it has them but im not sure.. dno what to look for without turning on.



I think I'm not alone in saying that if you want a really good case then you can't go wrong with antec, they do cases for varied budgets, and the 1200 looks awesome and has led fans which look epic.

GentleTouch;8606428

pictures are taken im downloading the software and now it wants to update … pictures are taken im downloading the software and now it wants to update 85mb and stuff... grr lol



Are they JPEG format? they seem very large file sizes for pictures.

Last time i bought a pc from ebay i got this.

http://techepics.com/files/pc_before_3.jpg

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bykergrove;8606465

those are tacky pcs.or an antec p180



Damn the missus is going to be disappointed tonight

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GentleTouch;8606473

lol as if.... i will describe the parts. some green circuit board thing … lol as if.... i will describe the parts. some green circuit board thing with a fan attached to it.a fan.another fan.a black circuit board with 5 coloured cuboids yellow blue pink green black, a blue plastic thingloads of wires plugged into nothingthats about it thats loose



do you have the ebay item number?

bykergrove;8606465

those are tacky pcs.get a level 10 or an antec p180



Or if it was an ITX check out the L1:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/05/lian-li-engadget-t1-17-600.jpg

Or this Lego one:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/08/lego-computer-1.jpg

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Lost Symphonies;8606478

Are they JPEG format? they seem very large file sizes for pictures.



lol I think he means the phone software is that big

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Retro89;8606482

Last time i bought a pc from ebay i got this.


its got watercooling bro. nice.
lumoruk;8606495

Damn the missus is going to be disappointed tonight


lol why?

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Lost Symphonies;8606506

Or if it was an ITX check out the L1:



engadget?

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bykergrove;8606500

do you have the ebay item number?



he didnt have pictures so thats no help. He was polish i think.

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