Description

Hello everyone, I am currently a student and have a low budget. I put most of these items together through ebay. I bought the ram, mb and cpu together for 140. I bought the evga gtx 560(not the galaxy on the parts list but both are 2gb) for $64 on ebay and the hard drive came from an old external that I took apart to use it as a hd for this build. I did months of research to find deals like these and to get them at the best price. I will be using this rig for normal internet and movie watching as well as some light gaming. Tell me what you think and let me know if there is anything I could have done better since I will be selling this one on craigslist and I need to start planning a new build! Cheers!

Cpu Bench: 4261 Equivalent to a core 2 quad q9650 3D Mark: Ice Storm: 51503 Cloud Gate: 8583 Firestrike: 2794

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

Great build for < $300. Great job

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you much! I appreciate it!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build! I think it's fun trying to squeeze the best performance you can out of every dollar.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly! Anyone can but all the top on the line parts if they have the cash, but it takes time and patience to really save money and find the best deal. :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't really beat it for the budget. Looks really good for a $300 computer too. You should be able to eek out some more performance by overclocking the CPU as well. FYI you loose dual-channel with the 3rd stick of ram. I'd recommend adding a 4th stick eventually.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I plan on getting a 4th stick eventually and doing some basic overclocking too! I think my motherboard has some easy oc features that I will use for a low-medium oc.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

hope you get a 4th stick soon. the memory is only going to run single channel atm.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know what the major difference is between single and dual channel as far as performance goes?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that Capet your building on?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I built everything on my kitchen table then did the final adjustments and cable management on the carpet.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, okey was a little bit worried.

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

static electricity is no big deal just as long as you give your case a good slap, also static is exaggerated in todays computer building because or horror stories from vintage computer building

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I think he meant the psu sucking on the carpet lol. Not the carpet frying his components.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

i was responding to (building on) but i didn't even notice that the pc was running on carpet thats bad but it was just for a little while

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

So true.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice feet!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! They are big ones! :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Great budget build mate!!! Wats ur budget on the next build?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know yet. I am unsure if I will be able to do much better than this even in the $500 range. I got pretty lucky with the parts and at the right time. My next build will probably be in the $600 range though, if i can sell this thing off. :) hopefully I can get $500 for it!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Eventually I want to work my way up to this! I just picked the parts out for this one a few days ago and a buddy of mine bought it. This is my dream build pretty much. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19dxT

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like to commend you good sir! Nice build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Rocking the IDE DVD drive, awesome.. Ribbon cable FTW.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow what a nice build, and for under $300. Its hard to believe. Great job.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah its working just fine! The only issue was it took a lot of time to get a price like that. I had to wait patiently and do a lot of research on ebay.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome comment! I appreciate your gentlemen like posture. :)

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