Description

This build took only a week of looking on craigslist in Madison Wisconsin. I have all my games installed and they run pretty smoothly. The only real problem I had is that the case doesn't have good cable management so I plan to get a semi modular psu soon and an ssd along with 4gb more of RAM. If you have any questions or suggestions please leave them as I'm a first time builder and it will be appreciated.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice! I also live in Madison, makes me want to search for some deals.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

A couple good deals have been popping up

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I too am from Madison. Deals come in bursts here. The buy/sell market can be dead for weeks then have a bunch of great steals come up all at once.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Any particular reason you put the gpu in the bottom slot?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

none really. Does it make any difference?

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

well it can. on your particular MOBO the blue pci slot is x16 vs x4 on the grey slot. You might get a performance bump if you switch to the top slot. You could theoretically get a higher performance because your bandwidth would inscrease so your data can transfer over. Its not garenteed, but considering it would be easy enough to do it would be worth your time to see if you can increase your performance,

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the suggestion ill try it

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the build. I like anything that can play wither 3 for under 200 dollars. I wont mention the SSD or ram since you said you were going to upgrade those and 8gb is appropriate. As for a semi modular PSU i think would be a wasate of money. You would get more money out of upgrading the cpu cooler to allow for some overclocking headroom. I know people recomend the evo 212 but go with the ARCTIC FREEZER 7 they are 20 bucks right now on newegg and it would give you almost the same overclocking headroom. If you are not planning on overclocking then dont upgrade the cpu cooler. Otherwise i think its a great build!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

this is the locked version of the cpu

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

okay then you made the right choice on the cooler. :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

We didn't want to see the inside or anything : /.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

good point ill add a pic

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thank ya very much

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

you need to cable manage and clean your setup

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems nice, but would love to see some pics of the inside.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

nice, beats my $200 build by a lot :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $19.95
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card Purchased For $50.00
Case Azza Cosmas ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $19.95
Power Supply Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX Power Supply Purchased For $10.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $0.00
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition 62.7 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $12.00
Other 9650, mobo, 4gb ram $80.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $191.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-04 21:41 EDT-0400
  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same CPU/mobo as you from 6+ years ago with 6GB RAM in my HTPC. I think you definitely have the right idea in your description! For me, upgrading to an SSD made a huge speed difference, especially booting up. For games, I think it's the GPU that makes the most difference generally.

Nice work!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Also being from Madison, WI, It's awesome that you were able to find all of this within a week. I swear the buy/sell market for used parts around here is either absolute zero or everything is getting snatched at once. No inbetween. Is there any chance you've tried using this build to do any live streaming to Twitch? I'm in the process of building something fairly similar for a friend who would like to do some light streaming. Cool to see another deal finder in the Madison area on here though :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't tried twitch streaming but I do agree that all the good deals get snatched up quickly

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Speaking of good deals, I just snatched up a r9 270x for just $35! Thanks for replying man :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy crap that's a great deal. Makes me kind of jealous