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So some parts were lying around the house, some I got used, and some I got for a steal.

Mind you, these were all picked for upgradability later.

To start, the processor was supposed to be a used Intel Celeron G1820, what came in the package was an i5-4690K. Was I going to complain? No.

I got the motherboard for cheap because it was used.

The RAM was only 4GB because its cheap and I'll upgrade it later.

All of the drives were sitting around the house.

The GPU I got used for $5.00 (I actually bought 2 of them but only used one in this build due to lack of PCI-E slots)

I got a larger watt PSU for growing room and because the video card is pretty power hungry.

Ubuntu is only until I buy Windows 10, it was free so why not?

The monitor was a steal at around $40.00 because it had some scratches on the bezel and stand and it was used. Other than that, it's in perfect condition.

Finally, the case was the one my brother picked out.

UPDATE: There's now 8GB of RAM, and my old GTX 960 STRIX in this build. He now has Windows 10, and a green fan in front with red in back (His choice) and I know the pictures are not updated.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 8 points

I'm amazed that you payed for a Celeron G1820 and got an i5-4690K out of it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Honestly, I am too.

  • 43 months ago
  • 7 points

somewhere, someone opened up what they hoped was a i5-4690K but got a Celeron G1820

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Did not think of that. Sucks for them. Although I called the person who sold it and they said it was fine lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

noice steal then

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Loooool thanks :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

+1 For CPU fail :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

LOOOL thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Isn't the integrated graphics of the 4690K better than anything that the 260 could do?? I mean granted you got the card super cheap but it's still using unnecessary power

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Integrated graphics uses your existing RAM, and I do not want to use up the limited amount of RAM currently in the system. Plus, I am getting a 1080 for myself when it comes out, and my brother will be getting my 960.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough, I guess that's as good a reason as any ^_^

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, I have looked, you tend to get better performance from the 260.

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

looks at description

oohhh that's why you have 4GB ram with a core i5 lol
  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

Lool

  1. Upgradability because cheap af

  2. Didn't order a core i5, got me a core i5

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Hehehe

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 (:

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

OH MY GOD! You are the budget master!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well thank you, I don't see many people getting quite the CPU/GPU/Drive/Monitor prices as I did because those were special cases in which they were way underpriced, and the drives were already mine. For a 10 year old, it's not a bad build. He can do homework, and light gaming on it, and he even gets upgradability.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

so much budget

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

oyus

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 For cheap as hell i5k! Some people have all the luck don't they? XD

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, that was a huge stroke of luck, my brother gets lightning fast performance compared to if he has a celeron.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

True, but it does kindof unbalance your whole build... Such a shame to see such a fast CPU paired with such a crappy GPU. I know it's unrealistic considering the budget, but if AMD makes good on those $250 VR ready polaris GPU's I think you should jump on it, and get another stick of ram while you're at it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I totally get it that was actually my plan although I'm getting the 1080 when it comes out for third party manufacturers so I'll just give him my 960 4GB, but for now it's a great little leaf blower that gets him great performance for what he plays.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

But yes I will definitely be upgrading the RAM.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

He's got my GTX 960 now, he's all good.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish I could buy a used Intel Celeron G1820 and accidentally get a i5-4690k. :(

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Trust me, it is a stroke of luck I praise the PC building gods for.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I need a cheap PC builld that can handle overwatch , if any has suggestions please send them my way also does anyone know if this could handle overwatch?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, this could handle it. I even have a spare identical card if you'd like to work something out.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

This will run Warframe at over 70FPS on decent settings, you should be fine.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your budget look like?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Like my list soon to become complete when i get about $100 more? http://pcpartpicker.com/list/kvWFTH

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a good build. But you'll need to upgrade to handle some newer games. As a start, its great.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Built for MC GMOD and Don't Starve. I think I'm covered.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll be just fine.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Runs Warframe at 70fps on decent settings. Wouldn't worry at all.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Uhh, what can he play exactly with this?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

probably nothing that depends on the GPU for how graphics will be

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Refer to my comment, 6-7 year old GPU, 6-7 year old games. Or lighter newer ones.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Minecraft great probally

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing you need to understand is, he's 10, he likes TF2, Minecraft, Fallout 3, and Roblox, that's the extent of his PC gaming, this was supposed to be cheap, and enough for him to use the internet, and do his homework. He doesn't care about getting 100+ FPS on things, and he doesn't play anything that warrants 4K or ultra graphics.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

true true true

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually we put it to the test last night, handled those titles well, and War Thunder ran beautifully.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Minecraft, Roblox, Skyrim (medium settings), Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas. I mean, he's 10, he's not quite into ramping graphics performance up all that much, and plus, as soon as I get the 1080, he's getting my 960. Also, like I said, built for upgradability.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

You did a nice job for the upgradable factor. Nice snag on the i5 too btw

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Minesweeper 8K 15000 FPS