Description

Like the title says.

It's taken me around 3-4 years for me to finally be comfortable with a wonderful computer, buying and/or trading most of my stuff from craigslist. I really don't make much money and neither does my family but I am grateful for what I have and what I have accomplished.

I don't remember many details of the story. However, it's enough to suffice. This is how it happened if anyone's interested.

It all started when I had this Dual Core AMD computer for maybe a year or 2. Keep in mind, I had no knowledge of computers at all during this time. I can't recall the specs on that computer or how long I kept it. Then after a while I wanted to get into PC gaming so I bought a brand new Sapphire 1GB 5670 for my Dual Core AMD. At first I just thought "hey I need a new graphics card to start playing games." Just based on what my friends have been telling me. But then I realized that my, probably 300W, PSU wasn't powerful enough because nothing was displaying. So I went out to buy a new 500W PSU and that just had to be the problem right? Still nothing would come on. After hours of research I finally figured out the problem which I currently cannot recall. Importantly I got it to work and it was enough for me to enjoy whatever games I played at the time. I eventually was able to sell that computer and some other electronics of mine for a decent amount of money.

I found an Alienware m11x which was a little 11 inch laptop. It did good for a while for school and gaming. However, I eventually wanted a desktop again. I was able to trade it with this nice gentleman. He gave me an AMD FX 8350, 16gb RAM, 750W Corsair power supply and an Antec 300. I forgot what MB. Furthermore, I didn't have a graphics card at the time and the 8350 didn't have an on-board gpu. A friend of mine was nice enough to let me have his old 1GB 9800 GT. Later on, my dad and my brother were able to buy me a MSI 270x for my b-day/christmas gift. Which I am very grateful for. And I kept this build for quite a while.

Eventually times came when I needed the money for rent so I put it up on craigslist and I was able to get more out of it than I planned. I was able to keep the MSI 270x and the 750w PSU. And the guy who bought it from me was so kind and give me an extra evga 430w psu and an EVGA 740. Both of those are now sitting in my Girlfriends computer. She does light gaming but its nothing a 740 can't handle.

So before I had the main components of my current build I already owned the 16GB Corsair Ram, 750w Corsair PSU, the 2TB WD Green(which was originally an external HDD I got on sale but my friend took it apart for me to put in my FX8350 build) and the Corsair H75(I honestly do not remember when and where I got this. I only remember I got it on CL for the 8350 build so I can overclock the CPU but then I never used the H75 on it)

I was able to get the i7 for only $200 and the MSI Z87 mb I traded my CM 212 EVO + The No.1 From McDonalds, since I already had the H75. The Samsung 840 Pro I got for like 40 because the guy just bought a 480gb SSD. Also, I got the WD Black on a Fry's Electronics Promo sale and the CM Case I got for cheap. I can't recall how much. I just recently got the GTX 680 for only $120 because he was just getting rid of it since he apparently has 3 GTX 970's in SLI. I can only dream... lol

My Rig is only being run on single 8GB stick because I put the other 8GB stick in my GF computer so she can game too (:

If you have any questions just ask.

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Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 16 points

One of those very few people who are grateful even if they have a low end of basic build.

+1000

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for dedication

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I appreciate it <:

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh also I forgot to add that my brother and my dad found a Razer Anansi for only $6 at a goodwill that I got to use. Yay!

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

This --- > One of those very few people who are grateful even if they have a low end of basic build.

+1000

You are very nice guy even I dont know you! : ]

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Your patience has served you well. I wish I had that kind of patience. This rig will still perform great in todays games. +1 this is awesome!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess patience really is a virtue <:

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Good for you dude! I've had the same AMD A6 laptop for the past 5 years. I finally saved enough money for a good build, soon, I will be enjoying 60 fps baby!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahah enjoy (:

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Humble, generous and patent. You are a rare breed my friend.

Good looking build too, patents always wins in the end.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I just have 1 question, what next! (+1)

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly I cannot say. Unfortunately, I am considering selling the entire build as a whole or parting it out with our baby on the way. Personally I don't Need to game. It's just something I do now to kill time away from work and school. (:

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

well i do give u this, as of right now on the computer im using, im using an amd anthlon dual core 2.6 ghz proccessor with 3.5 gbs of ram and windows vista for the os. i have a unoverclockable mb and its watercooled.

so i do believe in if u got patience, sooner or later ya time will come lol.

1+ for an amazing story and awesome build

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I personally cannot stand vista. I'm sure you understand the meaning of patience. Hahah hopefully I did not offend (: If I did I apologize. Have a great day!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

no harm done :P

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

You inspire me :D Fantastic build and fantastic story; may you be blessed by lord Gaben with high fps and fun times gaming. I'm sure that computer has some sentimental value to it. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahah. So I kept hearing/reading about this lord Gaben and finally I asked my brother to explain. And I never really put two and two together. >.< Also, In some ways I guess it really does (:

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressive description for the patience of gathering, trading, and giving back components. Nicely done with what you have, your humility is noticed. You have my up-vote and respect.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man nice build, I really enjoy reading your description. I too built a PC off used parts and waiting for the best deal for my money. You can check out my build if you want, I used Kijiji and Craigslist but I'm in Canada so the price is different. +1 for patience and dedication.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks and good luck to you

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice box! Reminds me of a couple of my builds from college years.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Great PC and I love the story behind it. I wish you good fortune for that 3 way sli someday. Lol Anyway, I hope you enjoy your new PC.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I know how it is... I spent almost 10 years with a pre-built DELL Computer and was saving my money to build a all new PC and... as the same as you.... it was GREAT to finally get in put together

NICE JOB! +1 :D

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

(:

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I lived in a place that actually had computer parts on Craigslist (ok, maybe an overpriced outdated CPU every month or two)

Nice build. I like how you took the time to actually build something great from something that is not very good.

+1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Aw well that stinks.. And thank you

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Your welcome :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I got lost in the course of all the swapping but I admire the patience you've put into it! I'm kind of a hoarder when it comes to computer parts so I just buy when I need to replace something. Few times a year I clean up my storage and give/sell unwanted parts(or make a FrankenPC with them).

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a little lost too. I had to draw out what happened for myself before typing it up.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good man! I'm still rocking two GTX 680 in SLI (got my second one on craigslist) does everything I want to do in 1080p. It still a solid card in my opinion.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I did the same thing ...but used ebay and also sold stuff i found on the street while driving the neighborhoods lol ..is unbelievable what people can throw out lol..

  • 59 months ago
  • -1 points

I'm doing something similar to you. I was inspired by the first episode of scrapyard wars. So i set out to go build a $300 gaming build for me instead of using the computer i build for my dad's birthday. The first thing i bought was a gtx 750ti for for $120. i then collected the $20 rebate and sold the card to a friend for $150. Now I'm going to buy a pair of gtx 660's for was lower than there worth and sell them so i can buy a r9 290 of of craigslist.

it's good to see im not the only one doing this +9001

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck to you (:

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I do too. And I'm so grateful for it. I never would have thought I would get an i7. And my brother just pointed out that the 680 is basically like the 770 or the 960 so I can last a while on his build.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The 680 is actually 15-20% faster then the 960!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? good to know

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, sir. 8gb is plenty for me right now. If I really needed the extra ram, in time I would get it. Haha have a great day