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Project $100(75usd) or less basic gaming rig


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Starting specs

$40cad pickup on eBay locally

Haf case with hardly turning fans

Amd 940 phenom quad core 3ghz

4gb ddr2 800

4350 512mb (no Windows 10 support time to toss) 

500gb wd blue

Gigabyte am2+ motherboard

 

Items added thus far

120gb patriot ssd $10 local used(used in another build got another deal)

Asus gtx 650 ti boost(bought over a year back) $10

Bunch of random fans free varagesale(like a local craigslist) pickup (this guy gave me some ram to and it was a solid kit 😄 )

Windows 7 pro sticker from a thrown out Dell (free) upgraded to 10 pro 64

Future items

4gb 2x2gb ddr2 part of a box of ram I traded a 500gb wd blue for so let's say $5 (did not use this kit in the end )

 

Thus far it has had a minor air cleaning and windows loaded with drivers. 

Installing a few games. 

Also updated bios from initial F1 to f6b

Ran a few benchmarks will post results later. 

Once fully setup with games and ram upgrade will record game tests, record full cleanup and compound swap. Then overclock run some tests again and post video up 🙂

May paint it and include a sales video of me selling it and if I turn a profit on this one. 

 

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12 hours ago, Soullessone21 said:

It's done now I will post updated images tomorrow and hopefully get the gameplay done. then a fun video and sell

 

 

Sweet.  I have some console friends I would like to see the light and try pc gaming.  If I could get them in at or around the cost of a console then it would go a long way.

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build is now pretty much done only thing left is a compound cleaning on the video but here is how the build ended with full prices

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Above is the before cleanup but all upgrades done

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The Front

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The Back, wish it was modular

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Sealed up back

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All closed up.

 

Okay totals (USD)

Base system with 4gb ram and 4350 gpu $28

Ram pickup on Varagesale plus fans free

120GB SSD + 250GB HDD Traded the 500GB and $3.52

GTX 650 Ti Boost $7.04

Sold PSU for ($38)

Grand total $.56 USD

 

Tests and video soon 🙂

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32 minutes ago, Bond007 said:

Looking good. Selling the PSU is what really brought the cost down. If I was keeping the build I would have kept the Corsair and accepted the minor cost, but it’s hard to argue with a nearly free build.

Yah I know, I did end up getting some other PSU's as well lately for the rig that will go in there 🙂

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