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This is my first time building a PC the goal being to spend as little as possible. The budget being around $450 CAD or roughly $340 USD.
As you can see most of the parts I bought where obviously used or free, the only new parts being the CPU, motherboard, ram, thermal paste and cooler. The rest of the parts where either going to be thrown away, ripped off of other computers or in the case of my $50 ($38 USD) GTX 760 being sold on ebay as parts or not working because someone had decided to put on some new thermal paste and done something wrong causing it to overheat. After putting on some new paste it fired up ad worked just fine.
My only two complaints about this entire build is that the original donor PC in the parts list came with an AMD Phenom II X4 B95 which is a workstation variant of the AMD Phenom II X4 945. I thought replacing it with the FX-6300 would boost the performance by around 20% but was thoroughly disappointed when I only got 3-5 more fps in game. The other complaint being when I bought the power supply off a friend it didn't come with any cable and being a modular power supply I couldn't power any of my peripherals. I decided to make my own cables which as you can see I just received the cable as I was waiting for tho finish off the wiring and get rid of the ugly mess of blue wires. The wire I ordered off of ebay and received three months after I ordered it!
In conclusion I learned building PCs is tons of fun and that the Phenom B95 is my new favorite budget CPU for only about $35-$50 ($26-$38 USD) on ebay
*also ignore the date built because this PC will never truly be finished
Only a slight improvement upgrading from a Phenom II X4 B95
Inexpensive and a big upgrade from the old AMD stock cooler
Great for the price and even good for modest overclocking The only drawbacks are the beep at startup everyone else has been talking about and the outdated bios takes a while to get used to