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As practice for a build I'll hopefully get the parts for soon, I tried putting together a really cheap, sub-£200 build for everyday use. I game from time to time - when I have the time - really very old games like GTA San Andreas and Rayman 3. Minecraft surprisingly works at a very respectable 50 to 60fps due to optifine and my OpenGL 4.2 GPU.

The CPU copes very well with multitasking - even though it's only got one core and two threads due to hyperthreading - running at temperatures as low as 30 degrees C!!

I fixed an old incompatible CPU fan to the graphics card since it was getting a little too hot, and now it works, on full stress, at only 47 degrees C maximum!

All in all, I'm quite happy with this build, and I'm hoping that my future AMD FX-8350 build works fine too.

Comments

  • 67 months ago
  • 4 points

I actually dig seeing stuff like this. I take systems that most modern gamers would toss..because they wont run something like Crysis...and I hang on to them I have a few old Pentium 4 systems setting around right now as an example. I take parts from multiple partial old machines and put together one working machine, and give them to nephews and nieces...so they have their own personal systems... I hate seeing anything useful getting thrown out. These older machines can still be used for gaming. It just depends on WHAT games. +1 from me!

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

But can it run Crysis?

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Even though I haven't tried, common sense tells me no.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

looking at the dust in the pictures make me want to sneeze >_<

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

XD well this was clean when I built it, but that was quite a while back!

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

still got to clean it out once in awhile ;)

Canned of compressed air works wonders.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

I hoovered an old machine from the mid 90s that I had lying around and that completely killed it!! Better be safe than sorry.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

canned of compressed air is safe.. it isnt a vacuum and leaving it dirty isnt being safer then sorry ;) that can also kill it

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

God damn this computer looks like sh!$

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I only showed the packaging of the Graphics Card because everything else was either second hand form eBay or second hand from Amazon.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I recently replaced the Dell PSU with a 250w FSB group inc. one because, sadly, it died :(

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

How does that CPU hold up when playing games like GTA San Andreas? What kind of percentage loads is it hitting? What kind of temps do you get?