Needed a new gaming PC. Decided to upgrade from the old and tired C2D E6550 / 8800GT that i built 6 years ago.
I started off thinking i would purchase all new parts. I didn't have the cash to purchase everything outright immediately, so i began watching for deals and picking up bits and pieces as they went on sale. I bought the 7950 first and stuck it in my old PC. Next came the memory and SSD. I was planning a 4670k build but the cost was pushing me toward an FX 6300. I needed to do this on the cheap, since i have a baby at home and money was tight. I stumbled across a local guy posting on /r/hardwareswap with the case, mobo, cpu, and cooler. It just seemed to work. I don't do any streaming, and for the price i couldn't pass it up. The 1100t is still a great chip and is working perfectly for gaming.
I run Eyefinity on 3x 24" monitors at 5040x1050. The single 7950 has been working at that resolution like a champ.
The PSU is temporary, i had it laying around and tossed it in. A 750-850w modular will be purchased soon, as i am considering a 2nd 7950 for Xfire.
|CPU||AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black 3.3GHz 6-Core||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$55.00||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SSD||$65.99||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB||$209.99||(Purchased)|
|Case||NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Cooler Master 500W ATX12V||$35.00||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit)||$39.99||(Purchased)|
|Custom||Asus Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard||$0.00|
|PCI 802.11G Card|
|CPU, Mobo, Cooler, Case (Used from /r/hardwareswap)||$200.00||(Purchased)|
|AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.3GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|