Description

I took the original "Gaming on the CHEAP" ( https://pcpartpicker.com/b/KTWD4D) and decided to upgrade and mod the case. I upgraded the CPU, motherboard, and CPU cooler. Installed fans, wife adapter and an ssd. Sold the original CPU, mobo and Ram. Wanted more performance and the 2600 was on eBay for $75 and i had to pull the trigger. Found some cheap ram and a small ssd to improve start-up times.

I wanted better airflow for the 2600. With the original stock cooler it would idle at 65 C, i then changed the cooler and dropped to 50C and then i modded the front panel and added fans to get the idle down to 37C. I cut out the entire front and replaced it with a metal grate i bought from lowes. In order to fit the fans i had to cut out the DVD/CD drive cage. And after i I cut out the front, the front I/O was also removed so i drilled a whole on the top and wired up a switch i made. Also put in an RGB strip in the front in hopes i can sell it faster.

Overall fun build. Modding was fun and helped performance overall so can't say i regret it.

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

well done. this is one price to performance cracker. i would die with that gpu. but for the price wow

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

Where did you get these deals??? 3$ for a 750??? 20$ for 2 60hz monitors??? 15$ for memory that costs normally 60$???Like dude, you got a 500 gb HD for 2$??? ,,,,,Bro, hook me up,,,

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the 750, 500gb hdd, and the hp monitor at a thrift store. The memory was off the app mercari. And the other monitor was at a flea market.

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

that 'wife adapter' sounds promising. Does it help with her tolerating the build? jk OP, nice build!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice budget build! Where did you find all these deals?!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I visit Thrift stores and flea markets daily after class.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

How the hell did you get those deals?! I could really use them

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I visit Thrift stores and flea markets daily after class.

  • 23 months ago
  • -2 points

I would question whether that gpu actually out-performs the inbuilt graphics.... Although using a gpu would prevent the cpu from over heating.

  • 23 months ago
  • 5 points

I don't endorse using benchmarks to reflect real-world performance, but they will tell you that a GTX 750 will easily slam the i7-2600's integrated graphics. It's not even slightly close.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never used the integrated graphics for any gaming, but the 750 gets me 80fps or 40fps in densely populated areas in WOW detail level 5 (Medium), Steady 100 in CS:go med-low settings, 60 in overwatch Medium-high, 60fps Rocket League Max.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Then you made a good choice. I got less than 100 fps using Intel 520 graphics in CS:GO. Not sure of the exact number, I will test.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

did you over clock you gtx 750