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Back in 2016 I saved a load of birthday money up to make my first PC (although my brother built for me initially). since i still didn't have much money, the PC wasn't very powerful with just a GTX 760 and an Intel i5-4460 (original part list is in my saved part lists) After a while I got annoyed by the lack of power and started upgrading it. the first upgrade was the GTX 1050ti. after that, the upgrades basically turned into making a new PC which is how the Chimera Mk2 was made.

I call it Chimera because it is a mashup of spare parts and new parts, and each part is from a different company. The PC also has multiple uses which changes since i built the new Chimera. originally the pc was used for gaming and homework. now, its used as a family PC and also as a sever when i need it to. if i need to use it as a server, it will only be light(ish) work such as running a Minecraft server or running my discord bot.

Unfortunately its current SSD has failed so it's just running on a spare laptop hard drive I had lying around until I get a new SSD. This is making loading times painfully slow.

Its original parts were not very good, especially the processor which was just absolutely awful. now, it uses a mix of my brother's old parts (motherboard, processor and power supply) and my spare parts such as the GPU and RAM. I am planning to upgrade it to 16GB of RAM in the future just so any server stuff i run on it has enough RAM to perform well. when I first looked at upgrading it, I was quite limited on choice and parts due to the original micro-ATX motherboard.

this is my first completed build post so it would be nice if people can tell me ways to improve or something

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

you should not have spent that much money on 1050!!!!! my rx 570 is much better and at half the cost! The processor is definitely the first upgrade you need (amd is best for bang for buck). You should have just bought a basic copy of windows the pro doesn't rlly add anything extra. Its a great start especially with your budget. +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

at the time i didnt know too much about amd graphics cards, and the 1050ti was £180. i did originally have windows 10 standard but it got corrupted, my brother took it to his friends house to try and fix it and came back with the pro version, so i didnt pay any extra for it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

ah thats a rip