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Randy's Budget PC

by 2021109



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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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 17 months ago

nice build

irritablemoth 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

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

itcheazus 2 Builds 1 point 17 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 17 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 3 Builds 1 point 15 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 15 months ago

Yea, he's played team fortress 2 and fortnite

nrath1643 -1 points 17 months ago

italics ssd boi. GET IT

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octa-wow 1 point 17 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 17 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 17 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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