Description

Decided to build an htpc after finding this case on Craigslist for $30, I have been eyeing this case on pcpartpicker for awhile as i remember reading a post about this being one of the best htpc cases.

Since this’ll just be mainly used as a home Theater Computer with maybe web browsing and light gaming titles like fortnite and emulators, I didn’t need much processing power so I went with a pentium g4560 which I bought off Newegg.

Motherboard was bought on amazon when there was a $10 coupon available for this exact motherboard so it was purchased for $34.99 + tax

Ram was taken out of a prebuilt dell optiplex that I sold for the price I bought it for after taking out things like the ssd, ram and hdd so I pretty much got everything I took out of that system for free

Hard drive was an external hard drive that I took out of the casing, I bought it on Craigslist for $10

Gt 1030 was taken out of a system bought off Craigslist that I sold for $200 more than I bought it for after swapping out the 16gb ram that was in it with a single 4gb module and swapped out the gt 1030 with a super old Evga 9800 gtx +

Power supply and dvd Drive were bought together from someone on Craigslist for $20

So far everything’s great except I’d probably swap the hdd out for a ssd eventually since the hard drive seems to always be under 100% load making the operating system extremely slow

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Flipping like a ninja! I can't math, I have the dumb, but it seems to me like you must have made money on this project, as well as building a sweet little system :-)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome. Great deals! I need to use Craigslist more often...

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

$156? Great deal for casual use. Except for a bit of ram you got my 8year old pc(which i paid $700 for) beat.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget build.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job buying and selling That's the way to build on a low budget.

Thumbs up.

  • 15 months ago
  • 0 points

Bruh I hope u know that won’t even be able to handle fortnite on like the lowest settings, u might be lucky to get 20 FPS

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

first of all fortnite is a stupid little kid game second u are wrong about that he could play that stupid game at 60 fps on medium and 100 on low settinf look it up on youtube genius g4560 gt 1030 fortnite

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

That’s not the issue m8- the ram being only 4gb will limit the pc’s performance. Most of those tests on YouTube have 2x8s.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Craigslist is full of bad peeps.

He is risen. Happy Easter!...albeit early

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