Description

Originally this build was under $200 with an old HD 7750 I had lying around, but since it died I decided to get a GT 740. It might be a bad choice, but heck with it.

The CPU cooler in the pictures is not an actual Hyper TX3 but one of those rejected ones that end up at Best Buy for like $10. :P I know it's not meant for the AM1 socket, but I managed to get it on with no issues with a little creativity.

The Samsung 840 Pro was an SSD I had lying around and had no clue where it came from so it went into the case as an OS drive, along with the Toshiba HDD.

The PSU came from a very old pc which died like 7 years ago, so I added that in too. With 500W it seems a little bit too much for something this power efficient. But it is efficient enough to do overclocking with. I had to tape it to the back of the case so the cooler can fit, and I can say the duct taping skills of mines is alright. :D

Hope you like this this build! :D

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Comments

  • 50 months ago
  • 4 points

That tape though. it gives a ghetto touch, it screams "I will not replace my cpu cooler". you got my vote for sticking with the plan no matter the outcome

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

I would keep the cpu cooler for another pc and use the stock cooler instead. It's not worth risking your psu

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I do think the tape might need a little more support. But if it holds I'm happy. :D

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't even...that PSU! shutters

+1 You just mind-****ed me

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

As long as that duct tape holds up :P

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy build, needs to be featured

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol it's too cheap for a featured build. :P

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, gotta try to achieve.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

the heat generated by the AM1 CPU is barely high enough for you to use the aftermarket cooler

there is a chance the duct tape will tear and the PSU will drop onto the table

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

I might just put it under my desk so it won't be too far off the ground. Just to be sure I'll also add some more tape. :D

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the ghetto rig, but that cpu barely puts out any heat so you could just use the stock heatsink.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I kinda thought so too, but mines sounded a lot louder than the one I have now. So I might keep it in.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It's so ghetto

I love it

+1 for the product of innovative minds not afraid to shrug and say "good enough"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :3

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

started laughing as I saw that PSU ;D

Nice idea tough.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

The case airflow actually improved with the psu taped there. XD

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You are missing duct tape in the parts list.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I should add that in there.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey its a lan build, I bet it runs csgo and lan style games well

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried csgo, but it can do 80fps on 1080p with everything on low. :P Some games like Fallout 4, I can play with 30fps on medium.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi man. I have a question. Does the graphics card actually connect to that motherboard despite it not having a full sized pci-express slot? I assume it does since you have featured a gpu but I would really appreciate it if you could confirm that :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes it does. But it will run at x4 speeds, which is what the max the am1 cpus can handle.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I see. But it would still run at 4x speed if it was used with a motherboard that actually does feature a full sized slot I assume.

Thanks for the reply man, I really appreciate it!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

what the **** is duct tape?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Passive CPU cooling?!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

You could that if you wanted, since that cpu won't catch on fire. :P But I did use a cooler like I said in the description.