Description

I originally bought the CPU, MOBO, Case, and Optical Drive from a Guy on Craigslist for $25. I then found the HDD and GPU at a Thrift store for $2 and $3 respectively. I also found the RAM for $25. The PSU came from my personal build and i upgraded to accommodate my PNY GTX 770 4gb Enthusiast Edition i upgraded to. So that PSU went into this. Then after sanding, priming, wet sanding, and then final painting , it was complete. I noticed in the pictures that the DVD/CD Writer isn't the correct shade of white and I've gone back and adjusted it.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 6 points

This is some nice bargain hunting with awesome painting results. I love it. You have my one.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Upvote?

Car?

Hundred-dollar bill?

etc.

  • 30 months ago
  • 5 points

I truly appreciate your support. Some black coffee would be great to wake me up.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

=-)

  • 30 months ago
  • 6 points

GTX 750? $2.99?! What thrift store do you go to?!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I live in Florida. They have these places called Waterfront Mission. They don't know how to price computer parts. Places like Goodwill are good at sifting out items with any worth. This place does not.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Im happy that I got a GTX 550 Ti for $20, but $2.99 for a GTX 750 is just crazy.

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

So much work the white color. :)

I love budget builds.

Job well done!

As a side note, I wouldn't have bothered with an optical drive as this motherboard should be able to handle booting from USB drives.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It came with it and I didn't want to waste it.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

If it came included in the price it makes sense to keep it. In that case I would have done the same.

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Boy, this is a tough one to top. Even my most bang for buck build, Sylvie, cost twice as much as this for a worse CPU and slightly better GPU, and I got most of that computer for free. If I had but one word to describe such a thrifty build, it would be this: Respect.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed, snaps down quite a few I have seen AND made... OP awesome job

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

whe I think thrift store all that comes to mind is clothing. Man I need to visit that kind of place and get some good bargain on old electronics.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't believe you got a 750 for $3, that's insane.

I love what you did with the Vostro! I love them, definitely my favorite pre-built systems. I did an old Core 2 Quad Vostro build not too long ago, nice work!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

great bargain hunting

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

10/10 would haggle again lol rite? great job with the parts sourcing, you might just have made one of the best p/p build on this site! +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

These budget builds are so awesome. As great as it would be to get high end everything, getting the best bang for the buck is the most fun to me.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I love budget builds, and this is no exception. This definitely gets a vote from me :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

incredible...

this is the ultimate in price vs performance ratio.

would like to see it featured.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

ok, i misspoke. this is the 2nd best in price vs performance, which is still pretty darn good!

would still like to see it featured.

this is first place though:

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/L8WXsY

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang. I tried my best.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

omg that paint job is amazing.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Funny enough, I painted it white because my wife wanted a white PC but she doesn't like the white color. She also wants something with a side panel. So i'm chopping up the side panel right now and going to install an acrylic side panel and some LED's. Hopefully she'll be pleased.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing parts hunting.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Well console gamers... Your move. Still think its funny that ram was the most expensive lol. +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

how much do you want for it i am trying to buy a cheap pc

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, ive parted out this computer a while back for friends and helping with other builds, sorry