Welcome to my first computer build, named Redivivus, which is latin for "Recycle". My reasoning for this name, is that, the core components of this computer (CPU, RAM, HDD) were all gotten from a Lenovo H430 Business PC that was thought to be dead, but more on that in a minute. With this being my first build on this amazing website, I wanted to make it as perfect as I possibly could. So, let's get right into it.
How I obtained the components
So, one day I was looking on my local Craigslist for good deals on RAM for an HTPC, when I stumbled on a listing that advertised a free computer that wouldn't turn on or show signs of life. In communication with the Owner, he told me that He had taken the computer to a repair shop, where they weren't able to fix the problem. He then decided it would be best to just buy a new PC instead of throw money at an older computer. After my first communication with the Owner, less than 30 minutes after, it was my problem. I began by completely gutting the computer and laying all of the components on my floor for a vigorous troubleshooting session. My conclusion then, was that the Motherboard and Power Supply were both dead. I replaced those with components that I had on hand, and ran both Aida64 and PCMark 9 to test all of the components. Fast forward 3 weeks, I was browsing through /r/BuildaPCSales as I normally do, when I saw a user that posted a deal for an R9 380 for $74.99 at Fry's Electronics. I immediately got in my car and went and picked it up, and threw it in the system. It was finally complete.
I tried as best as I could with all the cables, and let me tell you, it wasn't easy. Zip-Ties and Skill to the rescue. I managed to hide most of the cable mess behind the drive cages, but there are some still somewhat visible. The white cable extensions are from Bitfenix, and they cost me $10 off of eBay. I tried to embody a White and Blue color scheme, but you tell me what you think of it.
YouTube Video to Come!
My YouTube! Video will be there this Sunday!
Thank You for Checking out my Build!
Thank you to everyone who took a peek at my build! It would mean a lot to me if you took the little time to up-vote my build so I can hopefully get featured! Again, Thank you to everyone on here for inspiring me to take my budget mindset out and build a computer that can compete with some of the big dogs!
This Processor is amazing, especially because the "price" I got it for. It handles, Photoshop, Premiere and Lightroom editing as well as heavy gaming in both CS:GO and GTA: V.
This is the cheapest LGA 1155 board that I could find, so I was out of options when I came to it. Everything is supported nicely on it, and it has a nice Blue and Black color scheme!
This drive is perfect for holding some games and programs on it, but the real downside is the measly 8MB of Cache.
This GPU handles everything that I've thrown at it. It's also my first AMD card, and let me tell you, it sure won't be my last. ;)
Powers the Computer Perfectly, I haven't needed to use my Fire Extinguisher...yet.