Description

Building this was so much fun. Sometimes I prefer scraping something together with older parts versus building a brand new PC.

All of the parts came from older computers that were brought in to my place of work to be recycled, with the exception of the graphics card which I got from a deal with a friend.

The CPU, MOBO, and RAM came from an older server rig. All I had to do was transfer that to the Cooler Master case (with an i3 case badge already on it! Nice!) , grab a HDD and I was set. I could have kept it in the original case, but it was super huge and heavy.

There already was a Windows 7 Pro key on the case, which was a huge bonus. Gotta love used parts, haha.

The computer was originally going to be sold at our store with all of the other computers we sell, but my boss said he'd sell it to me for $135. That was an offer I couldn't refuse.

Then all I had to do was install Windows 7, bump it to 10, and install the 650 Ti I had laying around and I was all set to go. I don't intend to keep it around for too long. I'm gonna either sell it on craigslist or to a friend. It's always nice to feed my building addiction while making a little money off of it.

It turned out to be a nice little starter gaming rig. The i3 is pretty old, but it still has 4 threads and the 650 Ti can definitely hold its own. Adding an SSD would make it even faster.

Here are some benchmarks if anybody is interested:

3DMark Sky Diver

3DMark Fire Strike

For some reason, only 6 of the 8GB are recognized. I'll probably end up swapping the ram for a different kit.

Thanks for reading!

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you sold this? I'd definitely buy it if I needed a new PC for cheap!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I sold it for $230. I cut my friend a deal.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice pc build. Just wondering, when did you build this?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I made it the same day it was uploaded, I'll make sure to put that in so it's more clear.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Why did you pay $135 for a 650 ti? I don't know much about the gpu but I figured it would be cheaper.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Its about 2/3 the speed of the Rx460 (which can be had new for ~$110). So very stupid unless OP lives in some weird country or something.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops, the description was unclear. I was talking about the rest of the computer. I already had the GTX 650 Ti, I bought all of the other components for $135.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Ohhh, lmao nice build +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, just wondering, how it does with games like CSGO?????????

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't get to try out CS:GO on it, but it should get 100+ FPS ultra settings.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it. Nothing like those older motherboards, ram modules, different colored wires, etc. I have a bunch of parts too and sometimes just experiment to see what happens. Did a few re-dos myself. And it's surprising what games and apps can run on them. And they're fun to build. You never know whats going to happen. Looks good to me. Nice build!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I also love that aesthetic.