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Hey Everybody!

This is my baby I have just finished my last upgrade for a while but in the last 3 years it has come a very long way!

I traded an old gaming laptop and a PS3 for the original gaming PC on Craigslist.

Here is the specs from when I first had it. NZXT Lexa s http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146060

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3P http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128417

I5 650 http://ark.intel.com/products/spec/slblk

XFX GT240XZNFC GeForce GT 240 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150451

I honestly can't remember what power supply or RAM was in it but the RAM was 8GB in 2GBx4 configuration.

The keyboard I had had since my old gaming laptop.

I first got the Cooler Master Hyper N520 from a friend and used some of his Arctic Silver to overclock the CPU to 3.8 GHz.

I wanted to be able to play Skyrim when it came out so I upgraded my graphics card to an Asus EAH6850 That I got at Micro Center for 149.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121419

I was able to play Skyrim ok but knew I needed a new motherboard and processor soon so I could play with even better graphics. So in summer of 12 I went to Micro Center and pick up the Kingston RAM, I5 3570K and Asus p8z77-v for right at $500.

My next upgrade was the tron mouse for $52 on Woot. and the Nostromo was on sale on Razer's website for 43.95 + free shipping. The Kingston SSD (which as worked like a charm the whole time I've had it) was after the Nostromo.

The Cooler Master 932 Advanced I bought retail at a local computer shop.

And finally this year I saw someone put the 660ti on Craigslist and I went to go get it. He was a really cool gamer and gave me a 560ti as well for my father in law to have! Epic Win on that!

Now I feel like I finally have something of my own that I put together piece by piece and can finally call my own build. :D

On a side note -----I was able to keep the temps so low because of Arctic Silver application and proper airflow throughout the case.

Lemme know if there is anything I could do to improve! Thanks!

BTW I have no idea why this reposted. Planning to build a new one soon.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

its a good build. you could have saved money in some places to put towards a better graphics card if your purpose is gaming. You can also get a better power supply for that price.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to go back and edit some prices. Sorry for being so noobish. This is my first PCPartPicker Post. I didn't realize you could put a different price amount for the parts. Thankfully this rig has been slowly upgraded to what it is now.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

oh so this is an upgrade. In that case just overide the prices and tell us what you upgraded on it. Some more pictures would definetley be cool as well.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrade has been posted :D

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Wha... a 660 Ti for $130...

falls over

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been awhile since I've had the card but honestly I'm still in shock that I got it that cheap. I wanted to SLI it but it's still 300 bucks "IF" you can find it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Got them for 160 refurbed at my local microcenter i'm sure you can find some nice ones still for relatively cheap

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, would be nice to see some internal pictures.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do for sure! This was the only picture I had of it on my phone.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE MOUSE!!!!

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

How is the Nostromo? and good upgrades, but perhaps think about getting a better Vidoe card if you want better FPS.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I have mixed feelings about the Nostromo. It's awesome when the buttons are 100% configured for a specific game the way you want it but takes so much time to to do that. I use it exclusively now for modded Minecraft and Terraria. But don't get me wrong it's a very nice piece of hardware just somewhat of a hassle making you not even want to use it. I will say though it really shines with my gaming laptop. It's nice not to carry around a full gaming keyboard and just use a mouse and the Nostromo. It to me seems like it was designed really I think to be a small form factor keyboard for on-the-go gamers. I guess what I'm saying is I feel I like my gaming keyboard but if I can't have it then the Nostromo is a nice thing to have. PS if you get one you shouldn't have to spend more than $50.

Game on my friend hope this helps :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, spade fire. I think that a simple keyboard will do just fine for me, but if I see one really cheap I might get it. (I game only at home). Thanks for the detailed answer :)

  • 75 months ago
  • -1 points

No internals -1

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Pictures have been updated :D

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  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

That definitely saves some money, which is good, but I believe my comment is still valid just with less to back it.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree for sure! I started with a rig that I traded some stuff for about 3 years ago and slowly upgraded part by part it till it became this. If I were to build one from scratch it would be much cheaper than this one :D

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  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Why are you asking a question like that, obviously it can't.