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I do not use this primarily for gaming, and before I get haters around, I do understand that I should get something better such as quad-core CPU, as well as a better Video Card. To be fair, I got most of these parts for free. The only parts that I actually paid for was the Thermal Compound, the Case, the Power Supply, and the Wireless Card (Airlink AC1200). The Keyboard and the Mouse are really old; I got them about 5-7 years ago, and for the Mouse, I custom modded it (it has really low scrolling friction because I took the "brakes" off the scroll wheel). And, if I were to upgrade the CPU, based on the prices, a quad-core unlocked CPU would cost much more than what I would want to pay for. I do have a plan on building a new PC from scratch. On the bright side, the Memory is overclocked to 2000 MHz, and the Video Card is overclocked to approximately 1050 MHz core clock/ 2100 MHz shader clock. Other than that, this is my first build, so my parents didn't want me getting anything high end anyways, so this is (I feel) the best build that I could make with the super tight budget restriction.

6/25/16 update: Was able to overclock the i3-3220 to 3481.1 MHz safely, and the Memory to ~1900 (9~105.52). BCLK was overclocked to 105.5 MHz (Maximum stable overclock). Re-clocked the GPU overclock to 950 MHz core clock/ 1900 MHz shader clock/ 2200 MHz memory clock because those are the maximum default clock speeds by Nvidia (I could go higher, but considering I have to add WAY more voltage for just another few MHZ, it isn't worth the heat increases). Also got my hands on a new Logitech G105, and I use it in conjunction with my Logitech K120 for remixing. Got my second monitor working; I love how I managed to set it up so perfectly. BTW both of them happened to be the same resolution: 1280 x 1024, for a total resolution of 2560 x 1024, and that officially beats FHD!(25601024 is greater than 19201080). Also got a new set of headphones thanks to a very kind uncle of mine, so scratch that Apple #### out of here : >

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

The PSU.............

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a CoolMax 700W power supply that I got for 60$ USD at my local computer components shop. It was literally the cheapest I could get, plus the fact that my parents did not let me get a high quality one as it costed a lot more : <. BTW, I got a new build, and both are dead now, so yey, I am without PC...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, i understand. It just sucks that for less than $60 you could have had a higher quality 450-550w unit.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

True, but hey! 700W for 60$ USD!!! I couldn't turn that offer down. Plus, I am re using this PSU for a overclocking build that I may get from a friend when he builds his computer, and he has an AMD CPU. This will get interesting...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't reuse the PSU. It is of very poor quality and performance. A quality 500w unit would provide MORE power and much more stable power than this. It is not a good PSU. The wattage number means little when compared to internal component quality and performance.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This may turn into a lawsuit...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

ALso, be aware that it is NOT a 700w unit. It is only a 570w unit at most (12v rail power). Its really a crap PSU and should not be used at all.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, maybe I should complain to the manufacturer about this, misleading information...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

kewl, you don't see this stuff everyday. It seems kind of weird that no one has commented or upvoted this build, I like it

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I recently got a new build, with a G3258 and GTX 560 and GTX 750 Ti, but now all my CPUs are dead, so I am without a PC atm...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

ouch. I might be selling my g3258 soon and I could sell it for like $25 or $30 to you

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

*could I have it for free?

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah probably if I don't have a use for it, just pay for shipping. I'll most likely be upgrading in a month or two so I'll keep you updated.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You have no idea how happy I feel rn.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, what is the fastest speed you got on it (in MHz)? at what Core V? what system specs?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

noice

+1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any suggestions for future builds that I will make?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

ummm...

price range? what is it for? looks? ...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I like nzxt manta case

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

look @ my other forums: is this a good pc for a 14-year old, pc for a 14-year old,

just click on my name and go to my topics