Description

This computer started it's life in 2014 as an HTPC and sat under my 50 inch LCD TV for a couple years. Around 2016, I threw in a Radeon RX 460 4GB and gamed on it. I sold my RX 460 during the mining craze. Eventually this computer moved into my office because I wanted a Plex server that doubled as NAS and was on 24/7, this ~35 watt computer was perfect for that, although it can't encode anything intense. Recently, I added another a job for this low power computer to accomplish. It has been tasked with grinding experience points for me in Fortnite Team Rumble. It runs Fortnite horribly (~15 to 20 FPS), but since I'm not actually gaming on it, it doesn't matter to me.

It has ran Ubuntu, Mint Linux, and Windows 7 & 10 over the years. This is probably the best $240 I ever spent on a computer. It has been with me more than 5 years, does work, and saves me time.

The parts price is from 2014. I went back to my emails to try to make it as accurate as possible. I bought most of the parts from Newegg because they had a deal going on for the CPU + mobo for $60. I upgraded to a 120GB SSD six months ago because it was only $17.99 + tax. Before then, it was a slow notebook hard drive.

Recently I sold it to a nice man on Craigslist. I hope he enjoyed this small desktop as much as I did. :)

Built: Oct. 2014

Sold: Nov. 2019

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

its a good buid, the main thing is you got use out of it. Ive seen too many builds (and have done this myself) where i have a computer built being a great gaming pc just to sit in the basement doing nothing. A computer that sits is ALWAYS a bad value

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I completely agree with you. I'm very happy with the use I got out of this thing. But someone people love to build computers more than actually use built computer. I know I'm guilt of this, that's why I build and sell so many computers.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

yea right now i have a sleeper that is just sitting in my basement with an i5 haswell and an rx 470 collecting dust. the problem is by the time i want to use the computer its going to need an upgrade anyways. Im in the same boat where i like to build them more then use them. I have my main system, sleeper, a windows xp system (that one i don't feel bad about since i had like 30 dollars into and it is a xp retro machine that i occasionally use.) and then i cleared out the rest of my desktop computers so that i can get some cash back. The important thing about "getting a good deal" is that you either use it or sell it immediately. I got an rx 470 4gb for 142 dollars used just after the mining craze. I thought it was an amazing deal, now they are 80 bucks on ebay, i spend 400 dollars building a computer so that it can sit in a basement and look like it runs windows 98.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You probably won't get what you put into it, but for the right price someone will take it off your hands and use it. For me, I have a hard time dropping off old hardware at a recycling place when it still works. I rather throw a cheap build together and sell it for $50 and hope the buyer gets some use out of it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I know i won't. it was a setup that i built to have a sleeper. Im not trying to sell it and i know i won't. When i get my own place it will finally have a use

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Amazing stuff for the money, but you probably shouldn't have sold it to the guy with that Raidmax PSU in there, they have a tendency to break or catch fire.

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

I understand it's not the greatest power supply, but I ran that Raidmax PSU in that setup for almost 6 months 24/7 and it didn't catch on fire and still works.