Description

Why?

At first glance, this part list looks as though it was constructed by someone running up and down the aisles of a Micro Center while randomly chucking parts into a cart. You ask yourself why this expensive 3 way SLI motherboard is paired with a measly (albeit powerful for it's class) processor. You also ask yourself why this person spent so much on a chassis when they could have put the funds towards other parts such as an HDD or a better SSD. To be honest, no one would blame you for having these thoughts.

Regardless of your rationale, or lack thereof, the following statement will put your pondering minds at ease:

IT WAS FREE! - sort of...

The reason I added the "sort of" tag was because I did pay for the parts at one time or another but for my buddy who was dying to enter the PC Master Race, it was free. Instead of editing all the parts with a $0, I decided to modify the prices to reflect the amount that I had paid so that others may see the potential savings if building a PC with similar parts. This list can be found on PCPP so let me know if you would like to see it. With that said, we can now revisit the first sentence and replace our first impressions with this newfound knowledge. Readers beware, if you comment on this build with criticism aimed at the part selection, I will make fun of you for not knowing how to read. You see what I did there?

The Build

I had these spare parts just lying around so Conner Doll and I scheduled some time to build this PC from "scraps". I then kicked back and watched him build all by himself. It still gets me excited when I think back on the time that we had shared. I recall sitting in the corner of my office as I watched him slowly piece it together. Does that make me a voyeur?

In all seriousness, the learning experience and time spent together was well worth the loss in parts and I know he has been thoroughly enjoying his new build. I did not have a spare GPU or HDD to give him but the PC in its current form will provide a strong foundation for future upgrades. Once he does, he will be able to add the word "Gaming" to the PC Master Race title and walk amongst the gaming gods.

Thanks!

(Since this post, a GTX 960 was inlcluded and he has been getting down with some Overwatch!)

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 9 points

Running up and down a Micro Center throwing in random parts still makes more sense then buying a pre built ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • 48 months ago
  • 4 points

I completely agree with this statement! Thanks for the looking at the bright side. :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

hahahah XD so truee

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a nice budget build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it's not too bad considering all the sale prices.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to the master race (to your friend)! We all have to start somewhere, and lucky for your friend he had some who knew about PC's... unlike when I bought my PC! haha

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha! Thanks for the comment. I will send him your warm welcome.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, this is a rather scrappy looking build. I rather like it, though.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks fn230! It gets the job done and has a good home.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It really is a very strong foundation. GPU and HDD and he is set for awhile. Buy a used 4690k later down the road if he gets some money together and boom. hes broke again.

I just built a PC with my friend the other day(Or made him build it while I supervised). I made him buy the parts because I already bought 1 PC worth of parts for my parents a few months ago but the knowledge he obtained from me is way more valuable.....

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with everything you wrote. There may be a few parts that are missing are can be upgraded but it has a strong backbone.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

much wow pc! me likey!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

haha! Thanks friend.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Running up and down Microcenter aisles is never a bad thing. Hell, I just do for fun sometimes even without making a purchase. +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This is true, however running up and down Microcenter aisles grabbing random parts is a bad thing. Also, you just helped me realize that I have the wrong aisles in the description. Thanks! :/

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Better to specify than get the wrong ideas.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I did when I first posted.

At first glance, this part list looks as though it was constructed by someone running up and down the aisles of a Micro Center while randomly chucking parts into a cart.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad, meant I should have specified. All good brother!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Omg them LEDS!!! What are they :D Link them if you can! +1 on the build for Pentium and S340 =u=

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

do u comment on everything?/

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

oh nice. show to newbies support lol XD

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a bit of a crush on the g3258 because of how much it offers and entices me lol.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I kind of want to OC the G3258 till it explodes. It kind of sound like fun, or maybe I'm just weird.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Wewum.