Description

I was looking for something for a real tight budget that could still fulfill my (not exaggerated) needs.

I use this rig as my main PC for light gaming and light video editing.

I play -GTA V @medium 1080p -FIFA 17 @high 1080p -Rainbow Six Siege @medium 1080p -Fallout 4 @medium 1080p -Mafia III @low 1080p -Far Cry 5 @low 1080p -Forza Horizon 4 @medium 1080p -Battlefield 5 @medium 1080p -WatchDogs 2 @medium 1080p -The Division @low 1080p -X-Plane 11 @medium 1080p -CS GO @medium 1080p -Call of Duty WW2 @medium 1080p -Euro Truck Simulator 2 @high 1080p etc

I previously owned the motherboard (I paid ~$41 at the time), the PSU that is over 10 years old now and the HDD (~$19 at the time). So that would be a grand total of ~$210.

Part Reviews

CPU

Still very good for my needs, taking into consideration that I've already had the motherboard and also it was pretty cheap for just $55. The CPU cooler it gets a little bit noisy, but otherwise it is just fine.

Motherboard

The cheapest AM3+ motherboard I could find in my country. It is alright as I don't do any overclocking.

Memory

The RAM is Kllisre brand actually at the same frequency. I bought it ~$27 brand new from Aliexpress. I previously had RAM sticks from that website and worked just fine.

Storage

It is fast for a HDD, too small for my actual needs but I plan on upgrading to 1TB at least.

Video Card

This was bought also from Aliexpress for almost $68, but this time used. This is a legit 750TI 2GB, not just other fake card like the ones listed on ebay.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

love seeing older hardware getting a chance at prolonged life!

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice little build! I hope you get plenty of use out of it! +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a very nice build, definitely for people who are on a tight budget. Seems to have a good performance on games as well!

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Computer > Console PCMASTERRACE

Keeping building on! I love this build, and its use of older, now cheaper parts!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Still faster than a xbox one.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Nicely done, I like the simplicity and the cable management.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. Indeed, I don't think the cable management could have been better than that as the case does really not allow any cable management.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

how dose it handle with garry's mod

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't play it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I just would like to ask would this rig be ok to run any of the fallout's and would it run farm simulator 19.

: )

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

As stated above, I play fallout 4 at medium settings. Farming simulator 19 should perform well at high settings.

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