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Randy's Budget PC

by 2021109

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10 Comments

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Date Published

Nov. 3, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.3 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.1 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

Description

I somehow convinced someone to buy a buncha parts and let me build it. Games like a charm at 1080p. I did some nice cable management since he bought a case with a window.

Part Reviews

CPU

This CPU shot up to 100% installing Onedrive but i task manager'd that. As long as you keep your expecations low it games pretty good.

Motherboard

This motherboard appears quite brown in pictures. The quick start guide is pretty good. The I/O shield didn't go in particularly well. Otherwise it's a fine motherboard. Comes with a free mouse on newegg sometimes.

Memory

It is RAM. It is 8GB. It works. It's RAM what do I even say?

Storage

Probably the best HDD for 40 dollars. WD is a damn good brand and windows loads in about 50 seconds.

Video Card

Budget card that can run TF2 at 200FPS. Pretty nice. 1 fan is an interesting choice, but it's pretty big. Has a sizable heatsink. Bigger than it looks.

Case

For 20 dollars, how bad could it be? I asked myself. Comes with 3 annoying short cabled cords. The PCI-E covers were annoying to take off and the "manual" was a printed piece of paper in black and white. But it works and it looks very nice. Incredibly satisfying power button.

Power Supply

This PSU had a VERY VERY sketchy cable. It kept clicking when moved around. I thought it was dead but it wasn't. Has no switch. Only recommended on a tight budget.

Operating System

Cost 3 dollars on ebay lol

Mouse

Came free with the motherboard. Tracks like **** on glass/paper but works fine otherwise. Good for 15 dollars. Kinda plasticy.

Comments Sorted by:

Ianubani 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

nice build

irritablemoth 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Nice work! An SSD would definitely improve on that 50 seconds. +1

itcheazus 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I have a brown MSI board as well. You eventually don't pay attention to it.

This is the kind of budget build I should have done. But I splurged on a few items I knew would allow me to upgrade later. This left me with cruddy peripherals but I'm getting some new ones in the next month or two.

xneedspeedx 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

this is a crazy budget saving build. a cheap SSD wouldn't hurt the budget though. 120GB sdd will do around $50 or less. some said you can OC the pentium to 5ghz......try it. .JK - don't try it lol

TacoNinja 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Could you provide me with some average FPS in the games they play? I'd really appreciate it.

2021109 submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Yea, he's played team fortress 2 and fortnite

nrath1643 -1 points 12 months ago

italics ssd boi. GET IT

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octa-wow 1 point 12 months ago

Or just a x4 950 on a am4 motherboard so he can upgrade later

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2021109 submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Ryzen doesn't have a sub 100 dollar CPU and we didn't want to wait to part everything out on sale

octa-wow 1 point 12 months ago

Man for the am4 socket you can get a 60$ athlon that is better for me cuz you can upgrade

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