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Plays CS: Source at a steady 58 fps (med settings, 768p)

I picked up an old Dell optiplex 360 at my local goodwill, I know its ****** but it was 19.99.

It was missing only a Sata data cable and RAM. Bought some patriot viper clocked at 1066 mhz (wasn't on pcpp) It has a a 160gb hdd and an old GeForce 9300 GE (still not on pcpp)

Basically its a great deal and I have ordered a core 2 quad Q6600 and a Radeon HD 7470 1gb ddr3. I'm still looking for a monitor. I am also planning to replace the stock psu before I install the new cpu.

UPDATE: Bought a cheap 320gbp hard drive. I have the radeon hd 7470, but I need a Vga adapter :(

1/10/17: quad core installed. The gpu was listed as an hd 6450, but is a hd 7470. Orderd an apeiva 450w psu because the original is old and about to die. 255w was suprisingly runing with the new hardware. Great pc for what i do. Plan on buying a gt 730 2gd5 and giving my brother the 7470. Half life 2 is now playable high settings, 1024p, 60+ fps.

2/11/19: power supply failed (no surprise) and hdd so im building a new pc with a i5 and 1050ti.

Update: fixed part list for 100% accuracy.

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

How much FPS are you getting?

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I get about 50-70 fps med-high settings in hl2. Although it drops to about 30 fps during battles. The Radeon hd 6450 and a core 2 quad will help.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

HOW THE %&*# DID YOU DO THIS???????????

impresive dude

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

Props on the small budget man

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

So easy to get these OptiPlex boxes cheap nowadays.

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

I used to have that CPU before I swapped it for a QX9770. I'm still using this CPU and almost any games runs on it on 1080p. Most of them on ultra settings with a GTX 970. :)

The only problem is StarCraft 2 when there are too many units in the match (e.g. late game 2v2, 3v3, 4v4). That's just too much for the CPU to handle. As I've heard it can be tricky even for an early i5 model as well.

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

But can it run Crysis?

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points
* Power supply dies *
  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

Power supply starts small fire

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

sad to report it failed a couple months ago. not to surprised though lmao

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

Hd 6850 served me well on 2011 era stuff if you run across it for cheap

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

oh yeah! that build is familair with me, posted a 330 this week and your parts are the kind of used parts I had in large quantities. I think I still have around 35 unused old cpu in my boxes.

I like your picture where we can see the massive dell cpu heatsink

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

It is going to be ok... someday you will make the moneys for a better PC. I am praying. You will get 1080Ti with 4-way SLI soon my brother. I am raying for my fallen comrade in arms.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! i have upgraded quite a bit... will post soon!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Dat CPU Heatsink... RARE..... :O

I owned 6450 also before.. that's a beast VCard back then..... +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that monitor really $10?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

ya 9.99 at goodwill

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

there mad cheap nowadays

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  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

WHAT? in canada? do they have online store?

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  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah Vancouver doesn't ship. I saw some in Oregon are on ebay. thank you for the info!

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  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

This comment needs more attention. FreeGeek sells used parts at extremely low prices.

Think of it as MicroCenter for used parts.

I wonder if they have any Q6600s...

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  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

I knew they had a website, but didn't know they had online stores. Cool.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry the closest freegeek is 330 miles lol. Thanks for telling me though :)

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