Description

Created this PC on a miniscule budget, I mean you just have to look at what I bought to see that. Either way I built it for primarily gaming after the end of the 360 - ps3 era, and for the price it's incredible.

That parts you see that are missing which I couldn't find on PCPP are as follows, along with the parts I didn't buy from here:

The power supply and disc drive I got from some old computers at my dad's work The RAM I got from ebay; its stupidly cheap there The network adaptor I got from a friend's old PC The CPU cooler was a stock intel one And the second monitor and keyboard came from a family friend (I already had a mouse)

I can put up links to the peripherals I guess (headset, other monitor maybe, and mouse) and take better photos, but I wanted to show that you can build a budget PC that is still very capable at running games.

PS: The name I gave it "equi tenebrosum" means dark horse in latin, as in it's an under-dog as it's a budget PC.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 9 points

Whyyyy... why did you not go with an APU for such a budget...

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Those cables.....

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Not bad, though I would have gone for a Pentium instead of an i3 if you're looking for budget options. Either that, or an APU.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

little late for now but might want to look into the new apu from amd they can play current gen at a steady 30fps on low, but with mantle should be closer to med and i think the top of the line atm is only 179

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

How do you like the case? I was thinking about building a small PC using that case. Thanks!

Caroline.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a very nice case, the cables, as ithers have said are forced over the board at the front of the motherboard, but it is a monolith; it's large and very black XD

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  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

I spent a huge amount of time deciding on every major part; I was reworking the entire build each weekend. I considered the AMD route but honestly I think that this is the best build for me. It handles everything I need just fine and is very open to changes or upgrades.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

On a second look down the AMD route I see what your saying, but this build isn't finished with forever. I will most likely be upgrading it over time and this was the first PC I've ever built so I really have no issues with it. I was thinking somewhere down the line going for crossfired radeon r9 270s, what do you think?