So I was at work and I got a Core i5 - 760 for $35.
Afterwards, I decided to build a PC around this with nothing but used, clearance, and/or free parts. All right, I'll get into the parts list, and why/what I chose.
First, the CPU. As you know, I got this at work. The motherboard I got on eBay. It came with a Pentium G6950, which is not even worth $5, so I made a keychain out of it.
The RAM is 3 sticks of 2GB DDR3 clocked at 1333 MHz. Paid about $6 per stick, got them at work on clearance. The SSD I pulled out of my old MacBook Pro. The hard drive is a laptop hard drive, I know, but I paid $15 and it's 7200 RPM. With the storage devices, I had to use a 2.5" to 3.5" caddy. It wouldn't mount to the normal HDD mounting point, so I had to actually mount it in the floppy drive bay.
The GPU I got for $36, it's an HD 7770. I was having a hard time getting at least a decent GPU for a good price. It seems like no matter where I went, they were price gouging everywhere. When I got the GPU, I had to take it apart, clean out a lot of dust and put on new thermal paste. The PSU is an Antec EarthWatts unit. It's only 380W, but it is 80+ bronze certified. I got it from my co-worker. He had no need for it and was going to toss it, so he gave it to me. The WiFi adapter, I got for free from my boss. I had to buy an extra SATA cable. I got one free from work, the other I bought. The fan I bought with my employee discount at work.
The case I pulled out of the dumpster. Cleaned it up real good afterwards. It's the case from an old Dell Inspiron 530. It was missing a side panel, so I had to order one off of eBay.
The keyboard I got for free from work also. We have an entire box filled with these old Lenovo keyboards, and a bookshelf filled with old Dell and Microsoft keyboards. [REMOVED] I have a bunch of spare mice everywhere, I'll throw one in with this. I did try to overclock the GPU, but no matter what I would overclock it to, Windows wasn't having it. (I did check AMD drivers). All in all, this came in less than $200, and it beats out the current gen consoles (barely).
So what am I going to do with this PC? I'm going to sell it. I have no need for it, I did it for fun. So I'll sell it and make some profit.
But yeah, here's the Super Budget Build!