Description

This is the updated version of my gaming PC. I was aiming for four hundred and twenty dollars for the lols but alas it was not meant to be. All these parts were collected over three months.

The CPU, HDD, RAM and OS key were all from an used dell optiplex 9020 for 150 which I then sold the remaining parts for $25, then bought an extra stick of RAM.

I got the asrock mobo from vuugo for 113 including tax which I picked up minus the MIR ($40) for 73 bucks.
The gtx 1050 (Canada comps) was a pretty good at the time with 135 + tax - MIR $10 but I should have sprang for an rx 470 (oh well future upgrade).

The case (on sale) as well as the cooler was from amazon. At first I got a hyper t4 but it was slightly too big and gave my pc an unsightly budge but I discovered the hidden gem that is the cryorig m9 which not only was smaller but was cheaper yet had the same performance as a hyper evo 212. (cannot recommend enough for only $26 + tax)

Also got an used antec 380w psu which so far has not exploded so I think we're good. My comp draws only around 250W so I will keep it until I upgrade the GPU.

I can run most games on high at 60 fps which is really all I need and I have not had any performance issues. Still sad I didn't do it for the memes though (if anyone would like to buy my spare sata cables for the cause, pm me (jk, maybe))

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

The best of the best for only 26 dollars. It doesn't seem to go on sale but it doesn't need to as it's always less than coolermaster's hyper evo 212. At the same performance and at a smaller size I would definitely recommend.

Video Card

It does it's job and is better than my laptops HD 3000 integrated graphics. I would really recommend you to spring a bit more for the 1050 ti or even better the rx 470 as it is the bottom line in terms of modern GPUs. The biggest pro is that it only draws only 75 watts needing no extra connectors meaning it can run on any PSU.

Case

I got this for around $20 including tax and shipping and I'm pretty amazon lost money on this, lol. With a usb 3.0 header, this micro atx case is perfect for my build. Is a bit flimsy but I did not cut myself on it despite what people have said.

Power Supply

For some reason pcpartpicker doesn't offer the non green version which is just 80 plus instead of bronze. It being a rebranded seasonic PSU, I think this little guy was a steal for only 24 dollars. It is also ancient and might give out at any point and I did test it out on another pc before using but it hasn't and I don't think it'll explode.

(Not a con but I hate cables)

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

Swap one of those ram sticks out for an identical brand. When you mix RAM like that, you tend to run into problems at some point. I did it, and programs would quit randomly and i had all sorts of problems because the RAM sticks couldn't talk to each other correctly.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, same for me. Stick with two identical 4gb sticks; sell yours as-is and buy 8 in a bundle.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Ehh, doesn't seem to have any problems for me I think it's mostly because they're both the same capacity and speed/voltage. DDR3 is pretty hard come by these days we'll see.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok my curiosity got to me, just open up my comp to look at the ram specs. They have the same capacity (obvi) and same CAS (12800U-11-13-A1) so they are virtual the same thing. I'll definitely update if something goes wrong though

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I know this is dead but I have an 8gb and 4gb stick working together. There were weird reading issues in the bios and it couldn't recognize the manufacturer, but understood everything else about it. Also in the bios it reported that the 8gb stick was taken to 1333 because of the addition of the 4gb instead of 1600. While in windows it reads they both are at 1600. Computers are weird.

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Still pretty dank even if you missed your mark.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, budget builds are my fav........

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool psu

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Anyone else waiting for the green rigs to start rolling in?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Why #420? Are there only 420 builds on this site? o.O

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, lol I'm just being dumb

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Simple, +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey can u send me ur social media where i can contact u about this pc please?, i really like this pc pls

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that was the point.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

r/woosh