Description

Started life as a "broken" desktop that I got from a client. The broken desktop had a bad motherboard but most of the other parts were fine. It had a Intel i7 3770 ( sweet! ), 500gb 2.5" 7200rpm drive, dvd drive, and a Windows key.

I scraped the old case ( kind of beat up ) and bought the Zalman ZM-T1 plus as I had not ever used it before and it was cheap. I like to try and buy a different case every time I do a build for myself or something I know I'm going to resale. Lets you see new and different hardware. The Zalman came with a 80mm exhaust fan, but no intake fan on the front. I had a 120mm cooler master fan that was from a old box, so I threw that in the front.

The psu in the old case was a no name 300 watt'er, tossed it and got a EVGA 400 watt, was sub $30 and I've used that same psu a lot with zero issues.

I needed a new motherboard as the donor desktops motherboard was cooked. I went with a ole standby, MSI H61M-p31, its super cheap and gets the job done.

I had a Corsair XMS3 kit from a build I did a couple of years ago and had upgraded, 8gb, plenty, done.

The old cpu fan was super dirty and had one broken mounting tab, so I picked up the generic one from newegg for $10.

I got the GTS 450 from a friend for free, so why not, tossed that in there too.

I figured with a i7 chip, i wanted a SSD ( ya, ok I always want a SSD ) for the OS and applications, grabbed one from my old upgrade "graveyard" threw it in the bottom of the case and mounted the donor 500gb 2.5" to the back side of the motherboard tray for mass storage.

Installed Windows 7 and then did the free upgrade to Windows 10. Overclocked the i7 to 3.9ghz. Ran some basic tests and AIDA64, cpu temps are good with peaks of 65c. Overall pretty happy with it for $ I've got in it.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 8 points

Quick, dirty and cheap, just the way I like them.

Do you mean PC's or hookers? :P

  • 42 months ago
  • 7 points

I feel like there isnt a safe answer.....

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

literally crying xD

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

That is one hell of a good cable management job, really clean for a case that cheap, good job!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. That case was super cheap, its not to bad. It has a little bit of cable management. I tried to do the best I could. I used some Velcro and some wire ties.

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

that 3770 deserves a stronger gpu companion. meanwhile I have a pentium paired with a gtx 780. nice name lol

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, ya, I'm not sure what I'm going to be doing with it. I may sale it, if I do, I'll probably see what the person wants. I've got a 7750 and 750ti that I could use.

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

The 400 series now that's a name I haven't heard since the summer of 1995

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this card was from 2010 :-). Still not much of a gaming card, by today's standards.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

HOLY COW! THAT'S AN INSANE PRICE/PERF!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for title.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

So many things wrong with the name, but nice pc

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha, thanks.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points
I also like them like that :-) pervert face

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡⊙ ͜ʖ ͡⊙) ( ͡◉ ͜ʖ ͡◉)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

How much did you actually pay for the case?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The list right now shows: $27.99. I got it for 24.99 with free shipping. I figured for that price, even if it was bad, it was cheap. The case is by far the the best case ever, but its also not the worst.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

oh ok, for a sec I thought you actually paid 100 for it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The one and only time I've paid more than $100 for a case was on my Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case, which was totally worth it ;-)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that case is dope.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

A free 3770! God damn that's awesome. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, I traded building them a new pc. They bought the parts and I built it for them.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Regardless, you must have gotten mad value

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I did. I like to build pcs anyway, so me building a pc for someone to get free parts was ok with me :-)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Win win then!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

S

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

hey dude how did you hook 2 case fans to that mobo?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

That mb has the CPU header and two additional case fan headers.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

oh **** i just checked it does lol

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

https://it.pcpartpicker.com/list/qjBxTB this is what i got a 1gb 620 and a random 350 watt psu but i wanna upgrade

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

do you think that it will have any problems?