So a buddy asked me about getting some upgrades for his girls old HP WoW box rather than going for a whole new build and here's what we came up with.
The original HP ... ummm whateveritwas (I prolly shoulda wrote that down lol) something from their p6100 range anyway, had a phenom x4 820, 1.5tb 5400rpm wd green and a gt220, they'd already maxed out the ram to 8gig back when it was new (slow ddr3 iirc).
As he didn't wanna spend a whole lot we decided to forego the cpu/mobo/ram & instead concentrate on the gpu & data access weak points. Opted for a 750ti, mmmmmm shiny newness :D , to try and keep the power requirements under control but the original psu was just a fraction out of spec, and while it prolly woulda run ok he wanted to make doubly sure so that's when the seasonic g 450w came into the picture.
system speed test 4.78
hdd score 956.78 > 9447.3 random access time 20.92ms > 2.03ms
boot time ~2m 15s > 25s
OCCT dx10 gpu benchmark
~20fps > 130+fps
Sorry this build report is a little half-assed, I was so eager to do it that when I got my hands on it I totally forgot about what I'd need to write this, hence there's only one pic from after it's all in & I'd tried my best to do a nice wiring job (in a case with no routing cut-outs lol), ho-hum, hopefully I'll do better next time :D
All parts from Amazon as he had a gift card to burn though :D
Well they've had it a couple of days now & both seem very pleased with it, huzzah! :D
"The most rewarding part was when he gave me my money" :D (not really, I just always wanted to use that quote :D )
(v2 of this report cuz I closed the wrong freaking tab! lol)
edit. oh yeah, I did slightly alter the wiring for the 2 fans, didn't wanna have a couple of scraggly wires spoiling the aesthetics
edit. +3 weeks, when I saw him the other day he said they've been using it and how happy they are with it, huzzah! :-D