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!
How on earth did you get a Corsair Crystal 570X RGB tower for $15???
I have a local source for cases.
I need to know man you are a genius. +1
Thanks! Unfortunately, my "source" has dried up. No more cheap cases for me... :(
Darn it. I saw an h700i for $10 on one of your previous builds
Yeah, it's a nice case that's for sure!
those fans look great where did you get them, also is there a software to control them?
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!
Badassery in a name and build style. First timer seeing that CPU cooler. Only other place was on LTT. How are the thermals?
Not too bad. Works well in this scenario. I wouldn't put it on anything beefier than an I3.
How did you manage this for $280? That's pretty good for what's inside this rig. Nice job!
pc noob here. surely this can run fortnite at max right?
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)
Oh yes, indeed!
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
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. :)
I do try! Thanks for the kind words!
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.
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.
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.
No worries! The deal hunting is most of the battle! lol Thank you for noticing!
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.
I like this, the benefits of having connections, great build. +1
Amazing for only $280!
Which dark web website did you get these items from?
Up-voted purely for the name. :)
Would you be willing to make this PC again and sell it?
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...
NZXT H700i Would be super cool, if you build one and post it on Ebay for the same price I would totally buy it
I would, but shipping a whole pc can be really expensive... :(
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!
So... the RAM heatsinks. What do u think of them?
I am not really all that impressed with them to be honest.
Oh. What isn't good about them? I'll take them off my list if they are not any good.
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.
Alright. Thank you so much for ur help!
What fortnite fps do you usually get??
and how are the graphics??
Looks dope btw.
I don't play fortnite, so no true clue. However, It plays pretty much everything my friend's wife plays relatively well.
Thank you kind sir!
That's a GREAT idea!