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Getting kinda hard to think of names. Low-mid budget secondhand build.

by 8F01C198997


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Date Published

May 17, 2014

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C


Everything in this computer with the exception of the motherboard was purchased on craigslist or something I had lying around. I sort of just built this for the hell of it, but I decided I will try to sell it on craigslist for roughly a $100 profit. I think It would be fairly easy considering the parts and the price I paid.

The CPU was purchased with the 8GB memory for $150 on craigslist. I was surprised to see how cool it runs with the stock cooler.

The motherboard was purchased at Altex. I paid roughly $15 more than it is worth simply because it was the last part I got and it was the only one I could get without getting it shipped.

The SSD is my favorite part. I traded a case that I spent roughly $20 on for this SSD and a 1TB 3.5" Seagate HDD that I'll be using in another build. The SSD is only 3Gb/s but it actually boots faster than my main i7-4770k system with a Samsung 840 EVO SSD.

The 2.5" HDD I got from my sister's laptop when I upgraded it to an SSD.

I effectively paid $105 for the 750 Ti. I spent $125 on a sapphire 7850 and traded that for the 750 Ti plus $20. It was a great deal.

The case I got as part of a $100 deal that included this case, an AMD A8-3800K, 6GB (2GB x 3) DDR3-1600 Corsair XMS, and a 650W Seasonic PSU.

Altogether I think I did a pretty good job and should have a fairly easy time selling it for $500-$600 on craigslist.

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Grizzlyx 1 Build 6 points 41 months ago

Quite the barterer. +1 for haggling

8F01C198997 submitter 11 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks. I do my best.

kekai.ariola 3 points 41 months ago

Everyone should start naming their rigs with the same naming convention that goes into naming race horses.

8F01C198997 submitter 11 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Sounds like a good concept. What would you name this one?

kekai.ariola 9 points 41 months ago

Maybe you could name it Yourmotherinlaw that way the following can be said:

"Yourmotherinlaw is a beautiful machine." "Yourmotherinlaw was so cheap!" "I could use Yourmotherinlaw all day."

bobbybob645 1 point 24 months ago

Or "The Mother In Law" :o

sohouse 2 points 41 months ago

i am buying

8F01C198997 submitter 11 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Well this is a pleasant surprise. Where do you live?

sohouse 1 point 41 months ago

North carolina

rapdog90 2 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

you definitely got a good deal on all the parts, good job.

TooGood 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Nice build. I've been wanting to do a build with the 750 Ti simply because the performance per watt is incredible, but I can't think of what I would do with such a build. I love that card though.

8F01C198997 submitter 11 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

I have the same dilema for the G3258. I realy want to build something with it, but I don't need another computer.

TooGood 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Hmmm... Too bad I don't have any crappy desktops that need upgrades...

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8F01C198997 submitter 11 Builds 1 point 16 months ago


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8F01C198997 submitter 11 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Yes, but not one that is well balanced. At that budget I would recommend spending only about $100-$150 on a GPU. Used ones are probably the best deals. You can probably get a 960 or maybe even a 780 if you are lucky enough.

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