Description

This build started out in early 2012 as a Phenom II x4 830/HD 5450 build for general use. Later on i upgraded the GPU to a 7850 to play games and added the SSD for faster boot times. I recently upgraded the case as the old one was too cramped for the 7850 and all the other components. When I switched cases my GPU idle temp dropped by 6C and now there is so much more room for everything to breathe. I also got the TX3 because the old CPU cooler was kind of loud. In the MS-I i did my best to hide all the cables from the power supply and I think it turned out good. All of the parts that have come out of this system have been used in other computers.

CPU/Motherboard-$50 at Microcenter in early 2012

Cooler-$21 at Microcenter

Memory- $40 after rebate in early 2012 when ram was cheap

SSD- special at Staples

HDD- scrapped 2 of these from an old computer~15,000 hours, if it dies ill replace it with a WD black 1TB

GPU- Firesale at Newegg in late November 2013 when the 7000 series was leaving

Case- $27 at Microcenter, it's a referb but it was in stock and half the price as normal

OS- already had a copy of ultimate

Monitor- Got it for free because the vga port is broken but DVI works just fine

Fans- The case came with no fans so I added these, the antec in the front, rosewill on the back

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like eventually the bottleneck of the system will be the cpu. More games (if you play newer games) are starting to utilize more cores with higher clock speeds. Other than that, great build

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that too, maybe later on I will get a 6300/970 combo.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

yea, I got lucky. I may try to OC later, but right now i don't see a need for it.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I got it from a family friend.

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