Little brother started middle school this school year so I decided he finally need his own computer. Finished about a month ago, and surprised my brother before christmas. Basic needs are microsoft office, internet, light gaming. I didn't really have a budget other than to spend as little money as possible. All parts were bought used except the cooler, ram, and hard drive.
G3258: Bought from r/hardwareswap and overclocked to 4.5 @1.281. Stays nice and cool with new cooler.
Zalman Cooler: Actually have the cnps 7700 model but close enough. Bought from amazon because it was cheap and was supposed to have a blue led (was red). Oh well, keeps the cpu under 65c even after hours of prime95. Pretty loud at full speed though.
ASRock H97M Anniversary: Bought from tigerdirect thanks to r/buildapcsales. Was actually supposed to be 40 but I never sent the rebate. Solid board, no complaints.
HyperX White 8GB:Bought from amazon at regular price because I got impatient waiting for a deal on white ram. I don't remember why I even wanted white ram for this build.
OCZ Vertex 90GB SSD: Bought from ebay. All test show near perfect health, using as boot ssd. Does not disappoint.
Barracuda 1TB: Bought from Jet thanks to r/builapcsales. Fast and havent had any issues.
GT 730 1GB: There were far too many options for gpu's on r/hardwareswap but i finally settled on this one. Overclocked 200mhz core/ 300mhz memory without touching voltage, temps never over 68c. Runs rocket league on performance settings at around 70fps, Titanfall on low in 70's as well. He doesn't care about graphicsyet so this card is solid for him.
Antec 350W: Was from my first build but had complications with the setup so I ended up getting a different one. Perfect wattage for this build. Can't even tell there's a fan, it's so quiet.
Windows 7: Simple, easy to use, free fro me (college student).
D-Link Wifi Adapter: Mom found a bunch of them at her work and they didn't need them. 3mb/s max which sucks but he can just install a long cable when he wants to download a big game (have 25mb/s internet).
HP Compaq Case: Our old computer from who knows how long ago. Had an old pentium 4 in itithink with a 30gb hard drive and two sticks of ddr2 ram totaling 1 entire gb. Tore everything out and cut a window and fan hole with a jig saw and a drill. Having a dremel would've made it immensely easier. Also had to rewire the power/reset/led cable to fit the pins on the motherboard. Still haven't figured out how to use the front usbs because the connector is some weird two in one that i cant find an adapter for.
Monitor: Bought from an old man on craigslist, met in an empty church parking lot. He actually had it set up in his trunk so that I could see that it worked so that was cool.
Desk: Also from craigslist but from a lady that was running for president of her square dancing club or something. She seemed pretty excited about that so I entertained her and got $5 off.
Afterglow Controller: Bought from a friend who can no longer use it because he has an xbox oneconsolepeasant
That's pretty much it, was a pretty satisfying build. Benchmarks will be uploaded in pictures. First set is without oc and gt 730, second is with overclock/without gt 730, third is with oc and gt 730.