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This was my first PC that I've ever built. The prices listed are what the parts were paid for (DISCLAIMER: I did salvage the Hard Drive, and 2 sticks of 2 GB RAM from a Gateway SX-2800-01. My sister's boss gave it to me since it was just sitting around collecting dust). I payed 20 dollars for another 2 sticks of 2GB RAM at some weird computer store near my house. Everything else was bought online, or at a local brick and mortar store. Overall the only problem I had was getting the stock CPU fan secured. I loved building this desktop. I deiced my junior year of high school that I was going to build a computer. Just so happen that I was able to use it at my senior project. Everyone who asked "Did you build that???", "Wow that so interesting", "Your insane", "That's cool! Tell me more about this", and a bunch of other things. I found the best thing was when I told me teacher was my topic was my Junior year, and then going back to her with a confident face saying "I told you I would do it." I loved learning about computers, and the process of building. I'm going to be majoring in Computer Information Technology this coming fall, I'm so glad that I was able to do this. The excitement when ever a new part(s) became into my possession was one of the best feelings I've had in a very long time. FPS, and Temperatures will be updated later as the numbers become available.

UPDATE TIME As of 12/5/17. Project: Lilith is complete. She went through about 3 different major upgrades: Aftermarket heat sink, more RAM, and additional HDD and a single SSD this was a great starter build and i'm glad I got to work on it for a such a long amount of time. She has served me well but soon she will need to be put to rest. Since the launch of Ryzen I knew she would be able to stand her ground but she will live on in the next build as I will be using the same SSD and HDD combo. Other than that everything will be brand new! I plan to spend at least 3 times the amount that I did on Lilith.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Commenting for update to stats and fps@ :D. Always curious on an 8320 build.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Added Idle, under-load temps, and 2 games. Its all I've had time to play right now XD. More games to come within the next few weeks, and possible an upgrade!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you =]. Good job on it btw

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I'll let you know when I play more graphic demanding games and get the numbers.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! If you do anything like... GTAV or The Division. Thatd be awesome ;-) haha

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on Majoring in the computer field, I can't wait till I get there, ima go into Computer Engineering Technology. I would spend a bit more on ram btw I don't know if you can trust that brand, but sometimes its the only thing u can get ur hands on, so whatever

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I forgot all about the 2gb ram sticks lol.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not the brand, it just the closest thing that was showing up, the ram is temporary. I'll hopefully be upgrading to 16GB with in the next couple months. But what I have should be fine till then.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok, kool m8

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What is up with the ram? Just spend $10 extra and get an 2x4GB or 1x8GB

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Read the description - in bold its says he salvaged the hdd and ram from a previous build. Is more cost effective to buy cheaper sticks for $20 than a complete new kit

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

the only thing I didn't read was the bold. Thanks for pointing it out since it answered my question.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahaha no problems!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahahaha It's okay! Everyone does stuff like that

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! May or may not run Minesweeper at 10 fps...

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Minesweeper is life!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a good build you got going there. I don't know near enough about AMD components, but the rest looks solid. I love guys installing wireless PCIe in their builds!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! From my other friend who have AMD desktops in the FX Series, they seem to be really well. My friend has a similar build but with a 750 Ti and he runs games really well. In terms of the Wireless card I didn't really have a choice because my dad doesn't want to run a cable due to some house remodeling we are doing and for 18 bucks it wasn't that bad of a deal.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same one in mine and haven't had a problem with it at all. At that price, it's pointless for me to go get a MB with it.

I originally got mine for the same reason, Computer was across the living room from the phone jack and I have limited phone jacks in my old house. I however may do some wiring through the basement and put a jack through the floor where its sitting now so that I can get the router and modem out from under the couch... But you can't beat the simplicity and portability of a wireless ethernet card. It's great for LAN parties.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

For LAN Parties, a lot of my friend use laptops so I put them in the dining room, 6 people can game comfortably in there and anyone with a desktop can just sit in the living room where the router is.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Darik's is a good utility, I've used it to prep drives before. Personally, I've never been a fan of cases that just scream "GAMER!!" and this is one, but to each his own. But hey, it's a gamer case, and it has all that space for cable management, so why not use it? Otherwise, not a bad build. At some point, you might want to look at replacing the stock HSF with something bigger and quieter, like a Hyper 212 EVO.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Surprisingly the build is quite it shocked the crap out of me. I'm planing on replacing it at some put but as of now I'm saving my money for college books. The Hyper 212 EVO is what I was going to go with when I up grade it. The case is clean, it looks nice, and not really going be showing it off to anyone who walks into the room.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What games are you playing and how's the fps look?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still kinda fan girling over the computer to be honest. I will be making a google sheets document and post it when I get a good average. Games that I will be playing are Overwatch, League of Legends, Counter Strike-Global Offensive, Warframe, and Payday 2. I'm running into some scheduling issues so my time to get these numbers recorded will limited. As of now I'm looking at with in the next two weeks is when it will be done.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Added temps and a few games with fps!

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