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I built this pc as my first build. It's a big step up from my old system with a lga775 Pentium dual core and 4gb ddr2 memory. I mainly use it for playing World of tanks, world of Warcraft and gold Rush.

Started with the psu and GPU from my old system, picked up the Mobo from Craigslist, bought a Dell Optiplex 7010 for $40 locally for the CPU and extra hdd with OS installed, got the new in box memory for $30 and slapped it together in the emachines case from my old pc i got free a couple years ago. since the Dell proprietary connectors were a pain in the other case. But I am planning a desk build to house the system soon

The parts list won't blow anyone away especially anyone who watches LTT videos, but it maintains 60min up to 100 fps on ultra settings on WOW and WOT and that's all i need it to do so i am very pleased with the price for performance especially since my 32" led tv is only 60hz more speed wouldn't get me anywhere

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  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

sounds like it gets the job done for a really good price

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely! Does everything i need it to very nicely.

I'll probably spend another bit on an SSD and a cooler but it should stay around $150. But I did start with a gpu and power supply

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds like one of the best PCs you can make - for under $200.

I'd like to see thermals and benchmarks. If temps are high, managing your cables could help a bit.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Planning to grab a aftermarket cooler off Craigslist shortly and then i will check out the temps. Found several for $15 including a hyper 212. Haven't benchmarked it yet I'll have to do that as well Does need an SSD but I'll grab one when it's convenient.

Cable management definitely needs to happen it's a hot mess in there.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I salute you

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Good example of resourcefulness. 60fps gaming is nothing to complain about, especially if you can get it going for this cheap. I am currently working with a bunch of second-hand parts on the hypothesis that they can still live up to average demands of 2019. Thanks for the encouragement.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah man linus tech tips budget builds gave me the idea then i spent a while on game-debate to see what I'd need for a cpu to run the games I play. Now is a great time for the used market with all the new products dropping everyone is upgrading to the latest and greatest

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Its a solid build. everybody thinks that your computer needs to be able to play everthing at the highest settings at 1440p these days. If it does what you need it to do then use it for what it does. my friend is still running an i7-2600 and a gtx 770 on a 1680x1050 monitor. they Monster hunter World on it just fine.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Very similar to the builds i sell

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! What do those usually sell for? It works great for me, i may not be able to run the super high demand titles at max settings but i am loving the performance boost over the old Pentium dual core system i had.

Was a nice learning experience since i had never done more than swap memory before this. The pairing of cpu and gpu seems about spot on and i have room to move up to an i7 3770k which is the top this board will support and a more powerful gpu if i ever feel the need. Psu has head room to move up another 100w+

Must say this may be the most supportive forum ive been on i was expecting to be trashed on for not doing beautiful cable management and going all LTT with RGB. Used to car forums lol

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were selling this, I would not take less than 275 to 300 for it. I would look at maybe updating the GPU. That CPU has more HP

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i think the end goal is an i7 3770k and a 1060 4-6gb or similar if i stick with this board. But i have a buddy looking to go ryzen so i may pick up his Mobo and i7 and build a new system around that as the budget allows while using this.

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

about to upgrade it cheaply again. i have a buddy giving me a gtx 1060 6gb, i found a DEAL on a working i7-3770 (non k) for $50 locally, which besides the k variant is the best cpu my mobo accepts. also just grabbed a hyper 212 evo for $15.

so for another $65 I'll be stepping the performance way up from current and should be capable of running almost anything i want with decent framerate at 1080p and high settings.

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