I originally bought this PC off of eBay around two years ago for gaming purposes before I knew much about PC building. The parts it had to start with were alright for low-end games but weren't good enough to run modern, 3D games like Battlefield. I've been slowly upgrading it through the years by either buying my own parts or getting parts as gifts. The parts listed at $0.00 were either an original part or one that was gifted to me.
Original specs: CPU: AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-core Cooler: stock AMD cooler Motherboard: Can't remember, but it has died since then (probably a cheap one) RAM: Teamgroup-PC 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3 HDD: WD10EZRX 5400RPM 1TB GPU: Asus GT-630 1GB Case: Diablotek Diamond ATX PSU: Diablotek 400W
Latest specs: CPU: AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-core Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 AM3+ RAM: Teamgroup-PC 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 HDD: WD10EZRX 5400RPM 1TB (OS) WD10EZEX 7200RPM 1TB (Games) GPU: PNY GTX 750 Ti 2GB Case: Corsair Spec-02 PSU: Corsair CX600 600W
So far the build is working great for what I want (running games at 1080p 60fps). I know the FX-4350 is a bit lacking as far as gaming performance goes, so I may upgrade that to an FX-8350 in the future. However, it still manages to run the latest Star Wars Battlefront on Medium at 60fps or more, so that's not too bad.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below. If you have any recommendations for future upgrades, I'd love to hear them!
Good CPU for overall general tasks and light gaming. Usually maxes out on latest games like Battlefield Hardline and Star Wars Battlefront, so you might want to consider upgrading for future use.
Great upgrade from the stock AMD cooler that came with my FX-4350. Keeps things cool and quiet inside which is great in my opinion. However, it barely fit in my Corsair Spec-02 case, and the brace was really tough to install (required a lot of pressure to mount the screws on the X brace into the motherboard mount). The fan it comes with is quiet enough for me, although it is still barely audible (if you want absolute silence, consider getting a more quiet fan).
An alright motherboard in general. Haven't tried overclocking on it, so I can't add anything about that. Only has 2 fan mounts (1 for the CPU and 1 for an additional fan) which isn't good. I got this as an emergency replacement after my old one died on me and it does what it's supposed to do. Good for general tasks; not so great for more intensive purposes.
Runs great. No issues so far.
Couldn't ask for more from a budget gaming card. Runs modern games at 1080p 60fps or more and is powered through the motherboard (no additional power cables required). At around $100, this card is a steal. Highly recommended!
Strong, sturdy build with good cable management and storage trays. The mounts don't require any screws or hardware which makes the process effortless. Comes with one red 120mm LED fan in the front and a regular 120mm fan in the back which is a nice plus. The Hyper 212 EVO fit which is the main reason I got this case.
Nice fan controller with cool LED lights (orange, red, green, light blue/white, blue). Supports up to 6 fans with 30W available to each fan (total of 180W supported). Fits great in a 5.25" bay with long, labeled cables to reach each fan. However, the two molex cables that it comes with for power were difficult to plug into the molex cables from the power supply.