My goal was to use only used parts from CL, Offer Up, EBay and FB Marketplace and stay under $350. I accomplished that and this is what came from it. The case and hard drive I got from a computer that I purchased that had another X58 mobo and cpu in it that are worth a bit more then I paid for the whole system which is why I marked those as free.
1st gen i7 what else is there to say? This particular chip is D0 step so should go 3.8 or 4 pretty easy on air, although I'll probably sell this setup before I overclock it at all.
Decent X58 mobo. Can only handle 1st gen i7s unless you do some soldering work. Easy bios for overclocking though.
Solid GPU for being a bit old.
This thing was first released in 2008ish I believe. Basically no cable management options but it did come with a blue LED fan so there's that. I got it for free so 4 stars!