My goal here was to build a PC for my co-worker so we could play Overwatch together. He's a PS4 boi and his wife won't let him buy another gaming machine, so I figured I would make him something I could afford to give away. I really enjoy the process of projects like this.

After a month or so of eBay and Craigslist scrounging I came up with this! It should have no issues running Overwatch at 1080p with 60 FPS.

Some of the highlights:

  • The case was FREE-99 on OfferUp, which is always a great deal even though it's a pretty turdly case. It was nice not to fork over $40.00 for a new budget case, and it came with a blue LED 120mm fan. Also cool that it's mATX.
  • The GPU was originally posted for $60 but he accepted $40.
  • SSD prices have dropped so much these days. The Inland drives are incredibe value! I didn't have a spare HDD on hand, and figured 240GB would be enough for Windows and a few games. Later he can drop in more storage if he feels like it, but the expansion options in this case are not good.
  • $10 for 8GB of DDR3 1600 RAM. What a world we live in.

I would have liked to drill out the rivets on the drive mounting bar so that the GPU is easier to pull in and out, but I don't have a working drill at the moment. Something to pick up for future projects.

Firestrike score of around 7000, which is equivalent to my i5 7300HQ/1050 Ti gaming laptop.

Welcome to the PCMR budday!

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice great parts

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

200 to get someone in the PCMR?

Well worth the cost, and $40 for a GTX 770? Good price i might do something similar with the system i am doing for a family member.

+1 for the good value system.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It was a pretty good 770 too, a big ol' Windforce one - I was happy to find that deal. Cheers.