Description

Just a small machine for some light gaming. I had a Dell so I salvaged the Processor, RAM, HDD's, Optical Drive and Graphics Card from that. I'm running a minor CPU overclock at the moment because a have a non-K processor but I still wanted to tinker a bit.

EDIT: I just bought and installed a Sapphire R9-280X Vapor-X. It is really good. I was a bit concerned when I read some reviews and they said that it could be noisy, but I can't hear it at all really. My case does sit under my desk though, so that probably contributes.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

To the questions regarding ram/cpu choices. I had a Dell Vostro but really wanted to get into building my own. It had the 2600 so i just ran with that because its still a reasonable cpu. The ram and gpu also fall into this catagory. If i had've built this completely from new i would of saved the cash and got an i5-K and sunk the money into the graphocs card. But the new card is only a few weeks away i hope. :-)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I did a similar thing.

Re used my i7 2600 from a HP ,works great good job.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Enjoyed looking at your build. Haven't seen anyone use an mSata SSD before. Wondering where you mounted it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably in the mSATA slot on the motherboard.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah. Thanks.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

$200 for a 128gb SSD!? That's overpriced.

Other than that, great build (that is, when you get the 280x).

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Kinda weird parts choices...

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice you got that short front panel HD Audio cable to connect. I really don't know why on most of the boards I've looked at, the connector is all the way at the back bottom. Hopefully, mine will reach the corner.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. It didn't seem like a stretch at all. Maybe I just got lucky with my case though. I haven't heard of that being a problem before though.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

hows the psu ?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Can't complain. It was reasonably cheap for the quality. I like it. No problems so far.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice job with the cable management. The only things I would have done differently is 1) gotten an i5 and put the rest of the money towards a better GPU. 2) Why 4x2gb of RAM? Should have used two sticks to run in dual channel mode for optimal performance.

An SSD would also be a great addition to this build.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

he has a ssd for 200 bucks

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

missed that. thanks

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

To the questions regarding ram/cpu choices. I had a Dell Vostro but really wanted to get into building my own. It had the 2600 so i just ran with that because its still a reasonable cpu. The ram and gpu also fall into this catagory. If i had've built this completely from new i would of saved the cash and got an i5-K and sunk the money into the graphocs card. But the new card is only a few weeks away i hope.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Np I realize he said it after your post but I just wanted to show you in case you didn't see!

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

If this is for "light gaming" why'd you go with an i7?

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

He had the i7/RAM already

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Because he wanted it? i7/i5 perform the exact same in games but for office work/everything else the i7 works better. So yes you just explained why its for light gaming. Now if he went with a i5 and 2 gtx 780 TI then it would have been weird for a light gaming rig. :)

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

Less cpu more gpu. But overall not too bad.

  • 73 months ago
  • -2 points

The CPU bothers me quite a bit. For that money, you can get a current gen processor for less unlocked. For light gaming, i think even a i5-4670 would be way better unlocked or not.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

To the questions regarding ram/cpu choices. I had a Dell Vostro but really wanted to get into building my own. It had the 2600 so i just ran with that because its still a reasonable cpu. The ram and gpu also fall into this catagory. If i had've built this completely from new i would of saved the cash and got an i5-K and sunk the money into the graphocs card. But the new card is only a few weeks away i hope.

Bothers solved

  • 73 months ago
  • -3 points

let me began are thes parts old ? if not 1 i7 not for light gaming 2 that ram 4x2gb 1333 at 91 doller? 3 never heard of that ssd before and for 200 bucks no maybe 90 buck would be good 4 Storage why not 1 2tb hdd? cheaper 5 plz better Description would be nice. im not trying to be a hater just would like to know why thes parts?

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy run-on-sentence, Batman. Try a little more punctuation next time. :p

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

nah lol its more of a list with sentence fragments at both ends

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

You Sir, have disgusting grammar!!

  • 73 months ago
  • -3 points

now thats just rude lol i know dont care

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

:'(

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  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Well it would be nice if you would read before saying it sucks. He already owned the i7. It's not bad, and since it was kind of free, I guess, it's better than shelling out $200 for a new i5 that would be about 10% better.

And he's getting a new GPU soon. It will be pretty balanced after that as far as I'm concerned, since it's a 280X.

To me, it appears that he picked quality parts and make a good PC. I think the OP just needs to make the prices reflect the fact that he already owned some of the stuff. Then people would pay attention more.

EDIT: Your comments have been really uncalled for it appears. You need to stop telling people they suck when they have a perfectly fine PC. I know that constructive criticism is good if it's warranted, but that's somewhat rare on this site, compared to the amount of good builds we see.