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think I forgot to post this one!

by jnanof

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80 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 9, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

2.7GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

925MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.0GHz

Description

THANKS FOR THE FEATURE!! May not be the fanciest builds but I am proud of my super budget builds!!

I thought i posted this but it's not showing up on my list anymore. Sorry if it is a repeat.
I just got an offer to buy this back and realized I had forgotten all about this little gem.
I got the CPU/cooler/mobo/ram and GPU in trade for this build http://pcpartpicker.com/b/MnWXsY
I paid $125 for the parts.
Sold the rig to a HS kid for $325 but he is just not hat into PC gaming and wants to sell it back.

I packed a LOT of machine into this little case. I only recommend this case when there is a good rebate and net, it costs $30. CM is the worst for rebates time wise but you do get them.

for the $$ I think it came out great and I just love the way it looks.
Even came with legit activated windows 10 :)

http://www.3dmark.com/sd/4258660

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gamingnoah 2 Builds 18 points 5 months ago

Amd phenom masterrace :)

+1

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Psst your +1 didn't look to take.

Tultamaneli 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

YES

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Now featured!

Mason54 12 Builds 7 points 5 months ago

I forgot who told me AMD rigs never get featured.... I know someone said it

+1 for the throwback

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

thanks!

jipster69 4 Builds 2 points 5 months ago
jnanof submitter 32 Builds 7 points 5 months ago

Wow, never thought I'd get a featured build!! Thanks for giving this little guy the thumbs up!!

glad my pool was not green when I shot these photos :)

gugu96 17 Builds 5 points 5 months ago

phenom + N520! wow!

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

thanks!

PureBlackFire 1 Build 4 points 5 months ago

hyper N520, nice. I've had one of those since maybe 2009/2010.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Always liked the look of the N520 cooler. This is a great looking build. Very clean with clear pictures. Nice looking older build. Thanks for the post.

Thumbs up.

LeMMingSlayeR 8 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I absolutely loved the N520. My first decent gaming PC was so similar to this one, a Phenom II x4 970BE with (you guessed it) an N520 and an XFX HD7850. Really brings back memories seeing this build.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Sweet. I have thought about grabbing one a couple of times, but have let it pass me by. On the card, I like the XFX logo they put in the vent. Looks cool.

The_Boom_Boy 2 points 5 months ago

I love the look of this case it looks soo good! +1

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

thanks!

FACUNDO 12 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

6 core CPU!!! Noiiiice

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

thanks!

RhettRO55 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

+1 for AData SSD, +1 for budget but maintaining some performance. Well done!

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

thanks!

SilverWolf149 2 points 5 months ago

A phenom FTW! +1 all the way!

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks!

ShriyansM 2 points 5 months ago

That is a beautiful CPU!!!! Rarely see those nowadays.

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

thanks! I actually have 2 more currently completed 1055t's

ShriyansM 2 points 5 months ago

Are they for sale?!?!?!

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

yes but local Maine only

ShriyansM 2 points 5 months ago

Awww man.

Apach3 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

it's not every day you see a Phenom-based build being featured. congrats!

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

thanks!

WaterTriber 2 points 5 months ago

nice profile pic

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

from the "creepy things in my backyard collection " lol

WaterTriber 2 points 5 months ago

haha nice.

WaterTriber 2 points 5 months ago

you've done a ton of builds!

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lisa_simpson 2 points 5 months ago

I've never seen the Hyper N520 irl, and damn does it look ******* nice.

+52, nice build.

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

thanks!!

LatamirDigital 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Is this an older model N200? Sure looks a lot different than my current one.

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I don't think so, this is the second time I have used it and both are identical. Might be that the lens is slightly telephoto.

SFX_MODz 8 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Congrats on the feature! It's ironic that you commented on my build which quite a few thought should be featured and now here you are on the front page! Your photos really made this stand out. I'll use my DSLR next time I post a nice build so that I don't get shunned due to half way decent smart phone pics! Enjoy and +1

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

geesh, I think your builds are clever and fantastic. Many of yours should be featured!

SFX_MODz 8 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Greatly appreciated coming from someone who has done a TON of builds!!! :)

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

I like that your builds focus on low cost and unique/modded finishes. Also I am a big fan of mini itx. I never seem to find the great deals on used mini parts though.

SFX_MODz 8 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Budget building is what I'm all about! Each one of my builds is carefully thought out and I always try and think of something that will make it stand out that other people aren't doing. Kudos to you for 30+ builds!!!

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Hot damn. Congrats! Featured older build. Awesome and it looks great.

Thank you Manirelli.

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

WOOT!

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Hell yeah!

mzimmerman23 1 point 5 months ago

You forgot to post this one, like 5 years ago...

AverageGangMember 1 point 5 months ago

A very phenomenal build young man! Very stylish build for an OEM board and non-modular power supply. Very high class for the budget folks! +1

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

Old Lady but who is counting?? Thanks :)

Juancee22 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Sick old school build. +1

Minky7 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

How are your pics so good? I do have a DSLR if you can recommend any settings.

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I'm pretty sure better than a smartphone will cut it lol

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I am using a old nikon 60mm Micro lens (manual focus even!). On the d3200 it is probab;y more like an 80-90mm focal length which give a little telephoto compression. The images are very much sharper than they are with the standard crappy zoom lens that comes with the camera. I got for $40 free shipping from KEH.com in mint condition this past spring.

SFX_MODz 8 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Sure you don't mean $400? $40 is a complete STEAL!!!

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 1 point 5 months ago
DATE    SHIP TO ORDER TOTAL STATUS
7/5/2016    joann mcdonald  $62.10  Complete

my bad was $62.10 and it is a 55mm micro

LeMMingSlayeR 8 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Price/performance Win. Congrats on the feature! I enjoyed perusing through your completed builds, you have a talent for finding really good deals and making very capable yet budget-priced builds. I reckon this build would be able to just about play any game out now at decent settings.

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks. I enjoy finding the good deal as much as the build :)

LeMMingSlayeR 8 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/JyJV3C

It was the only one I have built and then sold on craigslist, the rest I built for my kids. I was happy with the way it turned out and may do one again If I find a good deal or two.

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

much fun :)

puss_in_boots 1 point 5 months ago

This proves you don't need lots of money to have a nice build. Good job on the cable managment

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

thanks!

Boeing77W 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

i also have an n200. got it for $50 CDN with rebates after the canadian dollar went down so it was a relatively good price. great little case for the price.

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

A little seriousness please

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ATXON 1 point 5 months ago

Fuggin' Classic! +1

noodle74 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I don't quite get this, please explain to me why is this considered a featured build?

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

not serious

NickDVL 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Wow, that's very impressive for the money! +1

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

thanks!

masterkickass7 5 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

This looks great the pictures help great budget build

JimmyNimbles 1 point 5 months ago

never could imagine seeing a budget build featured

nice

philphaser 11 Builds 0 points 5 months ago

The cable mgmt or the lack thereof really pains my eyes. Might as well be amongst the worst i've ever seen. I mean there is litarelly a clew of cables in front of the PSU. Sry, but i call undeserved feature. If you'd have putten the same efford in your actual build like in your photographies (which i like a lot!) it would've been well deserved, but in my opinion a featured build should show more dedication than this.

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I actually agree with the cable management. Though "the worst " is a little harsh. Though there is not much space behind the mobo to stuff anything. Since there is no window, I was more focused on airflow than looks. If you look through my other builds, you'll see much better things!!

philphaser 11 Builds 0 points 5 months ago

It's just...that knot right there is totally buming me out...

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

well I might be buying this back soon so I will fix her up and post some new pics :)

philphaser 11 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

That i like! : )

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jnanof submitter 32 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

thanks!

Asboogers 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

;o "old school"? Oh, it's time for me to upgrade, isn't it? (I have the same CPU at 3.38GHz, and HD 7850) EDIT: +1 comment and build

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Iceman320 1 Build 6 points 5 months ago

cough DVI cough

Asboogers 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

DVI-I to be precise.

Iceman320 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

And DVI-D.... (nvm they are both DVI-I)

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jnanof submitter 32 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

nikon d3200 with circa 1990 nikkor 60mm micro lens

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