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So, family friend who does contracting needs to look at bule prints etc.

He needed to do quotes, and his 19" Monitor wasn't cutting it. He couldn't accurately do measurements.

He was looking to get something like a 32" screen or something like that. I knew that it would have to be 1440p so he could see the prints in high definition.

Hopped on the local website for Memory Express. Saw a BenQ that was on sale for $600 Canadian, he agreed to it.

However, the PC he had I knew would not power that screen. It had no digital outputs, VGA only.

So we buy a GT 610 to upgrade his PC, it doesn't fit the case of his PC.

I decide to open it up too see what i could salvage. I wasn't expecting much, it looked pretty old and was some Dell ITX.

I was shocked to find a Intel 120gb SSD ($120 Canadian) and a i5-4590! ($280 Canadian). Somebody had upgraded the bloody thing!

So I came up with this build list:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00) CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Alpine 11 Plus Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($20.62 @ Newegg Canada) Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.00) (refurbished) Memory: Some Brand... (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00) Storage: Intel Pro 2500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00) Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 610 1GB Video Card ($59.85 @ Vuugo) Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($57.73 @ NCIX) Power Supply: EVGA 450W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.00) Total: $221.20 (Canadian)

Went back to Memory Express and built the PC.

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

what was the old chassis look like?

some Dell PC do come with a decent CPU but no GPU

and wow who got the SSD for him?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

No bloody idea how a high-end i5 with a ssd got in there.....

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I love Memory Express! They pricematch and have excellent customer service, for that they get to enjoy almost all of my computer dollars.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

They are pissing me off, yes it nice to walk in and not have to wait on shipping.

However, SeaSonic psu's WTF!?!? No price matching during boxing week, c'mom NCIC was still doing pruce matching on non-sale items.....

Also, no Be quiet! Products....

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I managed to get $50 off my monitor on Black Friday from them. I played hatdball, threatening to return it and buy at the lower price from bestbuy, despite their policy.

Do not be afraid to play the **** card with any vendor. It works.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, still got a GTX 960 for $245.... (will hopefully get $20 with MiR if MSI hurrys up)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you need to update your bios in order to use the i5 4590? Please help :(

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it just booted. Then used MSI live update.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for being so late to respond. No I didn't, it booted right away. Used MSI auto update software after getting the ethernet driver online.

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