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Insanity in PC parts these days

In case there is anyone out there who doesn't understand the insansity in certain parts of the PC parts market these days take a look at

They basically sell what are called "salvage" auctions from amazon.  Salvage auctions are where returned goods are unable to be refurbished.  Below is the definition of "salvage"

"Salvage assets have been identified as defective for reasons concerning their functionality, appearance or both.  Salvage assets can only usually be used for parts."

Looking at an auction, i see the manifest has the following:

Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K (BX80677I77700K)1$339.00$339.00735858325837
Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphic Cards GV-RX580AORUS-8GD1$289.40$289.40889523009666
Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphic Cards GV-RX580AORUS-8GD1$289.40$289.40889523009666
MSI VGA Graphic Cards RX 580 GAMING X 8G1$284.03$284.03824142144916
MSI Enthusiastic Gaming Intel Z270 DDR4 VR Ready HDMI USB 3 ATX Motherboard (Z270 GAMING M7)1$239.99$239.99824142139998
ASUS Prime X370-Pro AMD Ryzen AM4 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 ATX X370 Motherboard with AURA Sync RGB Lighting1$159.99$159.99889349665367
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 80+ PLATINUM, 850W ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI and Crossfire Ready1$134.99$134.99843368034733
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD130XBBAEBOX)1$129.99$129.99730143308502
EVGA 650 GQ 80+ GOLD, 650W ECO Mode Semi Modular NVIDIA SLI and Crossfire Ready 5 Year 210-GQ-0650-V11$69.99$69.99843368035709
Netgear AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender (EX3700-100NAS)1$69.98$69.98606449108484
EVGA 600B 80PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Active PFC 600W Power Supply 100-B1-0600-KR1$54.99$54.99379418877918

The last bid for this auction, which ends in 15 minutes from this post is $825.  People are taking huge flyers on certain parts.


  • FunPosterFunPoster Posts: 22
    should've invested my life savings in RX cards and RAM. woe is me.
    CPU - R7 1700 @ 3.9GHz | Motherboard- Asus Crosshair VI Hero | RAM - G.Skill Trident Z 16GB 3200MHz | GPU - Asus GTX 1080 Strix | Case - Fractal Define R5 | Boot Drive - Samsung 500GB 850 Evo | Storage - Mushkin Reaktor 1TB, HGST Deskstar 4TB, Seagate Barracuda 1TB  | PSU - Seasonic x-750 750W | Display - Asus PB258Q 25" 1440p |  Cooling - Noctua NH-D15

  • Tech_0neTech_0ne Posts: 319
    Seems risky to spend that much on 'salvaged' parts but I suppose if you can fix them up you're onto a winner.

    • Main Rig:  CPU - i7 4790k | Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-Z97X | RAM - Corsair LP 16GB (4 x 4GB) | GPU - Asus  GTX 1080ti Strix | Case - InWin 805 | Boot Drive - Samsung 500GB M.2 SSD | Storage - 2 x 500GB  2.5" Sandisk SSD's | PSU - Seasonic M12ii 850 | Display - Qnix QX2710 OC'd to 100hz |  Cooling - NZXT Kraken x61
    • HTPC:  CPU - Ryzen 5 1600 | Motherboard - Asrock B350 Fatality mini ITX | RAM - 8GB DDR4 (2 x 4GB) | GPU - MSI GTX 1050ti low profile  | Case - NFC S4 Mini | Boot Drive -  Kingston UV400 120GB SSD | Storage - 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2.5" | PSU - HDPLEX internal 300W AC / HDPLEX 400W DC-ATX | Display -  55" Sony 4k TV | Cooling - Noctua NH L9i
    • Laptop: HP Omen 15 |  i5 7300HQ | GTX 1050 | 120GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 8GB DDR4

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