Description

My build was made with budget in mind since it's hard to make a good cheap PC in Croatia due to the horrible pricing. With a sweet deal on some old used components I managed to get much more for my money than I ever could have with my budget. Below are some explanations! (STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION)!

Name:

I'm usually very bad at naming things, so I sat down and though about this for a while. At first my ideas were Ghettoright(CS:GO player GetRight) and Xeon E5440 GTX 950 | Elite Build(Weapon skin is CS:GO) but I dropped them pretty soon. Next was "Harpertown", after the microarchitecture of the CPU, but that didn't work out either. Then I got inspired by my wish to be a professional e-sports player one day if given the chance, a dream if you will. Now it's all getting clearer. Here's the definition of "Dream Weaver", so up untill now that dream was a "dream weaver", something I want but can't have (Special thanks to my uncle for buying me the components <3). Dream Weaver also sounds cool and I'm gonna use it on my other upcoming builds, I'll just add a second title, like they do in movies e.g. Hunger Games | Catching Fire. The one I chose for my first one was "In the Wild". The meaning of it is that I was "In the wild" while building the PC. I was scared if it was gonna boot, confused, lost and I put in a lot of work to get it done. If someone needs inspiration I also thought of these:
Joy of Creation
A New Dawn
The Beginning (of Something Great)
First Steps
Note: There's a REALLY huge easter egg in the name of the PC. If you find it you're a bauws.

Part Choice:

I first got into PC building when I realized my PC and my laptop were too old and I should have upgraded ages ago. I really wanted to play CS:GO because I like competitive games, and I remembered the old days when I played Source with my dad. From private sources I discovered my PC/Laptop can't take it, so I looked for a solution. This video is when I first got into PC building. I soon found out about PCPP and I've been here researching ever since. My plan went though many versions untill I got the finished product. From a Xeon E5460 750Ti to a G3258 750Ti combo, and then to an A10 7850K and the APU, to an i3 6100 and the iGPU, right back to the beginning with a pretty similar setup to the one at Tech YES City, with a Xeon E5440 and a GTX 950.

CPU: I found a deal on a site where people sell used stuff (Sniffer is it's name) and I bought it from a dude that lives in my city. I think I got a pretty good deal for it. $45 for a quad core, take my money. It is modded to LGA 775 and I think this is the best tactic for budget builds.

Mobo: Bought it from the same guy that sold me the CPU, for $7 I'm not complaining.

RAM: Bought it from that guy as well. You'd be suprised how expensive DDR2 RAM is here in Croatia. It's RAM.

GPU: I wanted to go for a 750 Ti but the 950 was ~$30 more and I think it will last me a bit longer since I'll probably want to upgrade the CPU mobo and RAM first. Sadly the Gigabyte one has the worst bench on userbenchmark -_-

Case: I wanted a cheap yet decent case that I won't have to upgrade. It has decent, or ever pretty good cable managment, but I had a bunch of splitters, adapters and stuff so I worked my a** off to get it done. It looks nice and feels sturdy, the side window is pretty good, I think the drive bays are a bit limited (only 3) but it's a pretty cheap case for it's quality and it has 2 SSD slots behind the motherboard tray. 9/10 would probably buy again.

PSU: Quality Seasonic unit, was reasonably priced, only a few dollars more than the 520W unit, and the EVGA PSUs were WAY too expensive, so I opted for this one. Fully modular, which I liked a lot.

Storage: The SSD was really cheap, the same price as a 120GB Intel SSD, and I think 240GB is enough for me since I only play ~3 games and that's it. It's still faster and has more storage than my 80GB HDD...

Monitor: Reusing my spare 1600x900 monitor, doesn't matter since I'll be playing at 786p to get the maximum FPS possible.

Purpose:

I'm gonna be gaming on this, practicing either League of Legends or CS:GO while casually playing Minecraft, and I'll also look into making a YouTube channel!

NOT FINISHED! I HAVE TO DIAGNOSE A SLIGHT ISSUE BEFORE I CAN GIVE FINAL THOUGHTS AND BENCHMARKS!

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great budget build

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Has Adobe sued you over the patent yet :P? https://is.gd/SPjowx

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

ikr, not yet but we'll see :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, great build! It's great to see how it's evolved

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I did the best I could with cable management but some cables HAD to be visible. I'll add more pics too.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, it's fine! Great job! I'm sorry I couldn't be much help in naming it

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
+1 for having an insane PC on the same mobo as my 2009-2010 $36 PC lol
  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, Facundo, was expecting you here!

Oh, we have the same mobo?

SISTERS!!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep! If you don't upload a typicall i5+gtx 1070/rx 480 or i7+gtx 1080 build, I'll be there! :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

great info.. sorry for the prices bro... but such a cutie pc you gat..praps. keep up. +1!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :D

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