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This is my fourth build, but my first posted on PCP. It ended up easily being my cleanest build, even cleaner than my main. However, it wasn't a build that was supposed to happen - I'm in the middle of flipping a blue-themed 2500k build that ran into several compatibility issues. Most of these parts were used to troubleshoot that build, and ended up coming together super well in their own right.

  • Sold on Facebook Marketplace for $400 within 2 weeks. Wanted to give the buyer the pleasure of peeling off the coating off the tempered glass, so pictures are without the side panel installed.

CPU: From a friend at work. Also got an i3-2120 bundled for this deal.

CPU Cooler: From BNH. Had to get something that didn't obstruct the massive 4x sticks of RAM. Blue and cheap, does its job.

Motherboard: eBay. Was not probably the best deal, but I needed it to figure out if the other board was bad. It also had to be blue if it was going to be a replacement. Had to separately buy a cheap I/O shield for this.

RAM: eBay. Lemme tell you, the heat spreaders on this RAM have got some height. There are very few coolers that will allow these to be installed, from my experience.

SSD: Newegg Shell Shocker. Cheap and does its job.

HDD: Had it laying around.

GPU: eBay. This was intended for the original build, but it turns out AMD cards don't play well with 2nd gen Intel MSI motherboards. Note: never was able to get the Aura Sync RGB software to work with this card - I just think the board is too outdated unfortunately. At least it still breathes red.

PSU: Newegg Shell Shocker. It's a non-modular unit, but cheap, new, and blue (80+ Bronze too).

Case Fans: Facebook Marketplace. Love these and they fit the existing case fan like a glove.

Case: Newegg Shell Shocker. Good deal and looks great.

If you can't tell, I personally love blue LED.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

its a great build and it will do just fine. i know that for a fact that is the going rate for those boards, getting a second hand lga 1155 board that isn't an oem from hp or dell is not cheap.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

geez the ram is beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeefy

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL indeed

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice price/performance rig :) +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean build, nice cable management! Nice to see these older parts get put to good use.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

sus

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Explain the positions of the CPU fans. The fans in the back and top of the case are for sucking hot air and letting it out of the case and the front ones are for bringing cold air inside the case.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm confused on what you are asking... the front fans are for intake and the back fans are expelling the hot air from the CPU.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I would of went for 2 8gb sticks of ram to take advantage of dual channel but still an amazing build. :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, this build wasn't exactly planned and the price is solid in my opinion. Not sure there would have been a huge performance bump to justify that either. Thank you though!