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My business partner built his wife a pc a while back. She liked it at first, but as time went on and she kept seeing all these awesome builds we were putting out, she decided she wanted an upgrade. This is what we cooked up!

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  • 14 months ago
  • 6 points

How on earth did you get a Corsair Crystal 570X RGB tower for $15???

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a local source for cases.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I need to know man you are a genius. +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Unfortunately, my "source" has dried up. No more cheap cases for me... :(

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Darn it. I saw an h700i for $10 on one of your previous builds

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's a nice case that's for sure!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

those fans look great where did you get them, also is there a software to control them?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I got them on amazon! Up Here is the brand. Not software controlled, but they come with a controller and remote control. Not too bad for $25!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Badassery in a name and build style. First timer seeing that CPU cooler. Only other place was on LTT. How are the thermals?

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Not too bad. Works well in this scenario. I wouldn't put it on anything beefier than an I3.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you manage this for $280? That's pretty good for what's inside this rig. Nice job!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

pc noob here. surely this can run fortnite at max right?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Google your game with the hardware you want and see how others do.

It depends highly on the resolution you're going to play at. (1080p vs 1440p vs 4K)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes, indeed!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Where can one get such cheap components?

The i3-7350K for $25? Wow! eBay has them starting from $180

All the other parts look mighty cheap. You must have a secret source of PC components. :) Are you the head of the local hardware mafia? :D


The build would normally look something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-7350K 4.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $179.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler *Zalman - CNPS7000V(AL)-1-PWM CPU Cooler $4.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard *MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $51.79 @ SuperBiiz
Memory *Kingston - FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage *SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.89 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card *MSI - Radeon RX 560 - 1024 4GB LP OC Video Card $124.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $159.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply *EVGA - 550W ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Amazon
Other upHere Colorful Computer Case Fan 120mm LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators Ultra Quiet ,3 Pack Purchased For $25.00
Other upHere Colorful Computer Case Fan 120mm LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators Ultra Quiet ,3 Pack Purchased For $25.00
Other Memory RAM Black Cooler Heat Sink Cooling Vest Fin Radiation Dissipate For DIY PC Game Overclocking MOD DDR DDR3 DDR4,2-Pack(MBK5-2) Purchased For $15.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $715.63
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-11 06:39 EDT-0400

So instead of $715 (new) you managed to pull it off for $280 (used). That's 60% saving. That's incredible. Normally, used hardware prices are 10-25% lower. 60% Damn. You're a magician. :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I do try! Thanks for the kind words!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Normally I would say an i3-7350k is a bad buy especially when paired with a non overclocking board but for only $25 that is actually a really good deal. I am just wondering how you got some of these parts for as cheap as you did. Even the Thermaltake engine cooler costs 8+ times more than what you paid.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Finding people who are in need of cash is the key. Then as long as they are selling pc parts, you can dictate the terms.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Talk about thrifty purchases. I have bought and sniped some used parts off eBay before, but nothing to your level. I punch the air in delight if I can get half off or less but this is absolutely insane.

Build wise, yes, very nice indeed, apologies if I noticed your good wheeling and dealing instead of build skills and aesthetic choices.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries! The deal hunting is most of the battle! lol Thank you for noticing!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Will say I looked at the i3-7350k you installed, it is pretty much the best two core out there and overall still one of the fastest chips for single threaded apps. Will be killer for Dolphin or Pcsx2 if emulation is on the cards.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I like this, the benefits of having connections, great build. +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing for only $280!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Which dark web website did you get these items from?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Up-voted purely for the name. :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Would you be willing to make this PC again and sell it?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure, but I don't have any more of the crystal cases right now. I have some Fractal Define R6 and some NZXT H700i though...

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

NZXT H700i Would be super cool, if you build one and post it on Ebay for the same price I would totally buy it

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I would, but shipping a whole pc can be really expensive... :(

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Never thought a build this cheap could look this good. Insane how you managed to get that many good parts for that cheap. Also I didnt even know that RGB heatsinks were a thing until now so thanks for that bit of info. Well done!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

So... the RAM heatsinks. What do u think of them?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not really all that impressed with them to be honest.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. What isn't good about them? I'll take them off my list if they are not any good.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

They aren't very vivid, as far as color goes. They also aren't very bright. I mean, if you are using bare ddr3 and you really want rgb ram without upgrading to something that uses ddr4, then by all means go ahead and use these. Otherwise, you are better off buying something with integrated rgb.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright. Thank you so much for ur help!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

What fortnite fps do you usually get?? and how are the graphics?? Looks dope btw.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't play fortnite, so no true clue. However, It plays pretty much everything my friend's wife plays relatively well.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you kind sir!

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a GREAT idea!