Description

Parts Purchased on Craigslist: -AMD Athlon X4 860K -Asus A88XM-A -Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB -EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti -iBuyPower Case

Amazon Used Parts: -G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1600 -EVGA 430W 80+ PSU

Amazon New Parts: -Cooler Master Hyper T2 -Kingston Digital 120GB UV400 SSD -Akust Panel Covers

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Good lord that HDD placement is Ghetto AF! XD Surely there must be a way to mount it properly to the case?

Other than that +1, fantastic budget build for cheeaaap. Probably performs way better than my old craptop and is cheaper to boot! Just stick some more RAM in there sometime, it's much better to have at least 8 for gaming.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The HDD has two screws but there would be better mounting if i modded the case but I built this to sell quickly and didn't want to put in any extra effort for a cheap build like this.

I was going to add more RAM but would have added more to over all cost wanted to keep it under 250

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

The thing is this is far better than LTT's scrapyard wars. It is a system with more solid parts, more storage, an SSD, a PSU that ISN'T a bomb and a cooling system that isn't a water bottle. Excellent work. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Linus' scrapyard wars has far stricter constraints. The strict time constraint and geographical constraint were huge issues for their builds. Linus' notoriety also caused issues on occasion.

it's certainly possible this person built under identical constraints, but if so, they do not mention it.

Regardless, this is still an excellent build in terms of price/performance! I like that you bought a new ssd for (I'm assuming) the boot drive. second hand drives scare me.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Your right under there time restraints this would not be possible. This took about a month to get parts build benchmark and sell.

Yea i got the ssd to boot and put less stress on the HDD to give it a bit more life

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

that was my goal to see what I could get for around 250 with out buying cheap parts. Thanks a lot

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressive - let us know how it runs stuff!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Runs great most games at medium setting 1080p 50-60FPS

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty okay build for a scrapyard build but please get a longer SATA cable or else your $10 hard drive won't even be worth that much. Also, another pair of those same RAM sticks would def put this over the edge for a damn good MOBA/ low end gaming rig.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable routs behind the HDD mounting area. Shadows where hiding it in the picture. Thank you tho

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

only thing i would do for a scrap yard build is a older powerful card like a 680 or something like that still great job and please GET A HARD DRIVE MOUNT nice job +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I was looking at some 660 ti and 680 but people had them listed for $100 so made no sense compared to the 750 ti. Its got two screws on it but I'll consider on future builds

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Talk about bang for buck...

Hope you enjoy your new rig

Did you mount that HD there because of a lack of a mount/short cable, or is the cable routed behind the MOBO then back out?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an rig I bought for parts and sold as unit. The hdd cable is behind the hdd caddy

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha your hdd is badass xD

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks thought it was funny

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Good lord, $250!!! Man dude I may want to buy this!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea was hard work took about a month of scouting local listings

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
Gr8 build, gr8 parts. The T2 and the PSU are really good. ;D

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, never skimp on the PSU glad someone pointed that out

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

What games can this computer run?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Most games 1080p low to medium settings runs them well anywhere from 50-60 FPS

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

i know its been like, 29 months.. but by any spec of a chance do you maybe hopefully know the name of that case? I love the look of these older cases rather than actually making my pc look super nice. I feel it gives them a unique looks and since computer build is going to be sub-$150 (FX-4100, 4GB ram, 650ti, haven;'t gotten mobo or ram yet) I feel like a case like this would be nice if you know the name of it or links to similar cases. Thank you!

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I do agree i should have spent more time on securing the HDD. Two screws appeared ok and I sold it after so to late haha. I fixed the fan afterwards