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This was originally an HP prebuilt. I changed the case, PSU, motherboard, and CPU cooler so I'm calling it a build. Sorry about the CPU power cable cutting across the case; it barely reached like that so I couldn't hide it at all.

I can run pretty much every game maxed out at 1080p.

I got the CPU cooler because the old cooler that came with the old motherboard was the wrong size for the new motherboard.

I got the motherboard because the old motherboard was pretty much designed for the prebuilt and had some issues with the case.

I got the case because when I replaced the power supply it was cramped in the old case.

I got the power supply because the old one died.

Everything else is from the prebuilt.

I rated the hard drive low because it died. I'll update this when I replace it.

I can't enter the GPU temps because it's added as a custom part, so here they are:

Idle: 32°C

Max: 70°C

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Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

I was gonna comment on the older processor, but not a bad build considering the price. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

The original prebuilt is actually over 3 years old, so it is "older" I guess.

I actually payed quite some money for the prebuilt when I got it, because both the graphics card and CPU were new releases. I also might have gotten ripped off a little bit, since I didn't know much about computers back then (Which is why I bought a prebuilt).

In total the prebuilt + all the parts I changed cost me around $1900. I kind of overpayed for the prebuilt... oh well.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get an SSD soon, for the OS. It would greatly increase the value and performance of this build.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I was thinking of replacing the now dead 2TB drive with a Crucial M500 (Or M550 if I can get the extra money) and the cheapest 1TB drive I can get, since I'm only using around 500GB of this drive right now.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I would recommend something from Samsung for an SSD, they make some of the best. I have an 840 EVO. I got it as a gift, but it costs around $90 for 120gb, and it's very fast.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I was looking at those, but I've seen a lot of people recommending the M500 recently.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The WD Blue Caviar 7200RPM 1TB is only $60, and it's gotten 4 1/2 stars (641 reviews). Seems like a good HDD.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you watch seagates prices you can get a 1TB for around $40 with either mail in rebates or coupons. I got this one for $40 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st31000524as

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

How much did your former prebuild cost? :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

$1600. I got kind of ripped off, but it was 3 years ago so the parts were still new. Not denying that I got ripped off a bit though, because I definitely did.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

looks like an decent build.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

cmon you can do so much better cable management with that case

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

your memory is also kind of outdated

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

So basically every part that u got needed the other

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I like ur parts, but u could have had better cable management with that case. still +1 tho

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

So all these parts on here are legit, and I can just buy them straight up, and play games in ultra settings like Skyrim, and ESO?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it'll run those. I wouldn't get these parts though, I got them a few years ago and you can do better for the price now.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

What would you recommend?