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0x0 Model-A

by 0x0

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36 Comments

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Date Published

Aug. 4, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

1.45 GHz

Description

This machine was for as much use as possible and on the tightest budget in the world. It came out much better than I ever expected

CPU: Super cheap APU so I didn't have to pay for a video card, cheapest one AMD sells.

Motherboard: Super cheap, no reason behind buying other than that. Oh and it doesn't have wifi and I didn't know that before, heads up before anyone buys it.

RAM: I would've gone 2 gb but I thought I could go further and I'm glad I did.

Storage: 1TB because I'm going to have a bunch of music and packages installed and that should be sufficient.

Case: I had a bit of trouble with screwing the motherboard down because the standoffs (that were not by default in) didn't quite line up, so I had to do some pushing and finally got it in. Other than that it's a very nice looking and cheap case.

Power Supply: Wish I had a budget to go modular but whatever I'm fine with it. The extra cables are annoying though.

I had a lot of fun building this and I'm looking forward to building many more in the future.

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BurgerBum 12 points 53 months ago

when your ram is more expensive than both your cpu and mobo. +1

0x0 submitter 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

I definitely could've gotten a cheaper piece of Crucial RAM without a heat spreader but I decided nah **** it.

BurgerBum 2 points 53 months ago

xD the best... xD

i kinda wanna make just a bare bnes system.... best cpu i can afford and cheap out on everything that cant die. (like PSU, stay stock cooler, only get minimum RAM) and just keep upgrading as time goes by, then use the spare parts ofr test benches and rigs for friends i seel or use when they come over, ect ect ect.

i would +1 again if i could.

0x0 submitter 1 Build 2 points 53 months ago

That's exactly what I'm planning on doing.

BurgerBum 2 points 53 months ago

Nice!

I think itx that cpu and a 750ti would make a nice budget system...

firespitter2917 3 points 43 months ago

I wouldn't cheep out on psu use http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html to help you choose a psu

PointyOintment 1 point 7 months ago

So are the HDD, PSU, and case :D

ProEngPC 8 Builds 8 points 57 months ago

+1 for not compromising on the PSU even though maximum power draw is likely to be <50W.

0x0 submitter 1 Build 7 points 57 months ago

I would've got the 300W version but they were the same price so I just thought why the **** not?

Bludude4 1 Build 6 points 49 months ago

Put an Titan-X in that PCI-E slot.

VincesanityJr. 1 point 38 months ago

he would have to get ready for some extreme bottle necking xD

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torrin1234 1 Build 4 points 57 months ago

I was getting ready to go SLEEPER but it's just a computer that can compute and be cute.

gpme8 1 Build 2 points 56 months ago

Nice!

Fr33Th1nk3r 5 Builds 2 points 56 months ago

What do you do with that? Surf the internet?

0x0 submitter 1 Build 3 points 56 months ago

Yeah surfing the internet, programming, light games.

Fr33Th1nk3r 5 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

Right on bro

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Kiing_Hiipo 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

This box is pimp as hell. If you win money on scratch offs or sell plasma or something you can drop in a 75 dollar GPU and mine bitcoins. Given how little power it uses, you should make your money back in a few hours.

alex190304 2 Builds 1 point 54 months ago

why... you could of got much more performance from this https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/swVYcf with a bigger hdd

Bludude4 1 Build 2 points 49 months ago

That thing doesn't even have a power supply.

bloodroses75 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Man, and I thought I'd look and see how cheap of a build you could do when I did this parts list for the fun of it:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/bloodroses75/saved/8RHJ7P

but didn't realize someone already went that route and built it!

+1 for excellence in frugality. :)

Dtd6000 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Why didn't you dual channel the ram? It would have been cheaper and more powerful, also you could get a 500w psu from EVGA for 29.99, and dual channel the ram for 5 bucks less than you spent on a single 4gb stick. The only issue I have with your build is that you overpaid a lot. Nevertheless, great build for a shoestring budget.

baldrob 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

AM1 boards only support single channel ram.

Dtd6000 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

not true.

BurgerBum 1 point 42 months ago

only just now noticed the model M. \m/ badass.

i'm looking into buying a unicomp keyboard myself... the one with the trackball built in...:D

420NoscopeM8 1 point 40 months ago

Nice I bet it can run all the games 4K ultra settings at 100 fps and 3D render and video edit I'm stuck with a 20 Titan Z build with a 30 I7 6700K with a potato that's half cooked

ZhongJ 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

Do you still have the PC till this day?

Tahab_1 2 Builds 0 points 57 months ago

hmm, what'll you be using it for?

toaster98 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

heavy video editing and gaming on tripple 4k monitors

MiguelXx3D 2 points 46 months ago

I think it is a triple 8k monitor + oculus rift 3.0

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illpokey1 11 points 57 months ago

video- and photo editing, 3d modeling and some 4k gaming.

septiczz 1 Build 3 points 57 months ago

LMAO THAT'S CRUEL

ProEngPC 8 Builds 2 points 57 months ago

Interestingly, the AMD AM1 APUs will output 4k over HD I, but only at 40 Hz. I've tried it first hand.

Matt1313 1 Build 3 points 57 months ago

Hopefully only web browsing.....

0x0 submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Actually not much, web browsing, programming, super light gaming not on max-settings or 1080p, whatever the else I want to do.

Grantmabe 3 points 42 months ago

what do you plan on playing? Cool math on 240p

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0x0 submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

I was actually planning on doing that, though I might upgrade the case just because.

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