Description

Definitely not a very thought out build and for this price I probably could have gotten some better components if I had more patience to look through ebay. But it is whatever; I really just wanted to build something so I don't get bored to death on Saturday evening.

  1. I found this mobo and cpu as a combo on ebay for $40
  2. GPU is a Dell OEM unit. There is a lot of these cards on ebay and they are cheap.

With a fresh install of windows 10 on ssd, this machine runs surprisingly fast and smooth. So far I have only tested Tera online and it runs okay.(some stutter in Velika)

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Might be able to unlock that to a four core. Maybe not on that mobo, and even on a board that supports unlocking it is still a toss up. Love these ebay builds. In fact my next project is going to be modding a xeon 5450 to the lga 775 socket. You can find the cpu for under 20$ on ebay, and there are boards a plenty. It can take a decent OC as well. Trying to come in under 150 for everything. Patience pays off, you got to fish for those deals. Clean those cables up a bit : ) +1 either way though.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Actually I'm also trying to do a upgrade for this machine. My plan is to find a lga 1156 mobo for a decent price. Seen many videos on youtube and now I really want to try one of those xeons.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wanna start a flame in your heart

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

_^

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that Athlon + Mobo combo is a really nice deal. nice build!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You did it, you built something, good job :p +1

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Works well for light gaming too for sure! :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed! I'm actually playing Tera online(A poorly optimized mmo) on it without much issue. This will do well in other light gaming situations

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you benchmark some games too? I want to see how it stacks up against games!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

gonna need some time but I will do my best. Also you can actually search "athlon 260" on youtube. there are some Russian youtubers using it for GTA 5.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

he already said he has the windows 10 on the SSD, and there is a heatsink on the cpu in the picture

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock Cooler was included in the combo I bought from eBay so I didn't specify it

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