Description

I recently started working in a Deli and decided to see what kind of a machine I could build on deli clerk pay. I managed to keep costs below $300 using some low cost, high performance (relatively) gear and some used parts.

The G3258 is overclocked to 4GHz right now, but I'm sure I'm can get it higher. It is a low TPD CPU, so the Cooler Master T2 should be adequate for any overclocking I might do.

The MSI H97 motherboard was used from Ebay and has worked flawlessly.

I put a used PS in originally, but it just didn't have the oomph I needed, so I upgraded to an EVGA 500W from Newegg.

The Xion case is small, but cheap and has been just fine for my needs.

The Klevv Fit RAM overclocked without any problems and was a bargain.

I was originally using the G3258 internal GPU, but upgraded to a used EVGA 550 ti from Ebay and have been happy with the results. I'm getting around 85 fps on WoW at Ultra settings, I used the NVIDIA GeForce Experience app to optimize the settings and love the results.

For less than $300, I am very happy with the results.

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 8 points

Honestly, budget/used parts builds like this are way more interesting than the majority of builds on this site. +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 7 points

The things that are possible on a budget...

(Goes back to convincing friend to build a PC instead of getting a $400- $500 laptop for Minecraft recording)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Must also safe friends from buying consoles. You can build a PC for cheaper that, and considering the PS4.5 and possible xbone update this year last longer.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for $19.50 1GB gpu.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

How well does it run minecraft and LoL? And CSGO? Can you run them on high settings?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

This is relevant to my interests.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

wow nice build for the price range you were going for!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. I like it a lot! In the process of using that CPU for a build now. Can't wait to get my hands on it and do some overclocking.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, good luck with your build!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

love the build maybe when you get the money you can consider upgrading to an 4.5 ghz oc'd amd processor for 85 dollars

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not done playing with the OC. I should be able to get at least 4.2 or 4.4 out of this one. I've seen one report of a 4.8 OC on a G3258, but he was probably running a better cooler, lol.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I've read, 4.8ghz was achieved with engineering sample chips and liquid coolers. Your chip could probably get up to 4.5-4.6ghz with a good cooler. Assuming the stock Intel cooler, with decent thermal paste, expect around 4.2-4.3ghz. Of course, it varies from chip to chip. The main piece of advice I have is to avoid shoving higher voltages down its throat until the machine is a couple years old and the performance increase is needed to squeeze out extra life.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Well Done! Hope you enjoy it:)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know what kind of FPS you would be getting with the 550ti + G5238 on CSGO?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

G3258 not G5238. (Though a 23rd Anniversary Edition or something like that would be great. :))

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, My bad. Shouldn't be browsing the web when you haven't been to bed for over 24 hours!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice upgrade with the gpu. Game on.

Thumbs up.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I dunno if that 550 Ti will be able to keep up with modern games for too much longer, but +1!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

well, when the time comes I can always upgrade the GPU and CPU as needed. But for now, it's pretty cool for the money

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I definitely think so. Great build, hope you did well on the silicon lottery!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I hope so too!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for 550 Ti! Awesome card.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm digging it, especially for the price

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

gg

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm building a used PC for a little less using my old laptop drive and I got a GTX 760 for $65.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

sounds like a great deal!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I decided to sell my Xbox One and make this PC more of a media/console-like PC, so I can afford an i5 4690 and an R9 380. I'm thinking about downgrading my GPU to a GTX 750 Ti or 95o so I can save even more money so I can accumulate a large Steam library.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

great job!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

By any chance do you have Benchmarks for Games such as CS:GO, LoL, etc.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the case like (airflow, quality, cable management)? i might get one just because its cheap

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build love how compact and everything fits

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

is that gpu full sized or smaller doing a build in case with a full sized gpu wondering if it will fit

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Will you be willing to sell this?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that you're using an EVGA 500B PSU. How did you manage to squeeze that in!? That stupid unit has enough molex pins to power a carnival. I did my first build using the Deepcool Steam Castle (much roomier case) and the EVGA 500B. If I could do it again, I would go semi-modular. I don't need 8 molex pins in life.

...awesome cable management BTW.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll put some up when I get a chance.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the briefcase PC, lol

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

PIcs are up

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry dude, but I can make you a great sub!

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

sounds good, let me know when you're in Satellite Beach and I will have it waiting for you!

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Satellite Beach Publix Deli

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it's doing great with WoW!

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