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Disclaimer: I already had an old case & 320 GB HDD. I almost exactly copied my friend Josh's setup :D Was graciously gifted with a previously loved on video card and motherboard at no cost to me, so no complaints here. He pointed me in the direction of my CPU, PSU, and well, basically everything lol. I didn't have much to spend on a computer, around $500 I was willing to put into it. I built it mainly for school work and leisure shoe browsing, I just needed something more reliable, and just downright better than my Chromebook (shudders), but without breaking the bank. I considered everything: saving for a pre-built PC, a laptop on sale, even saving to blow on a Mac (shudders again), before finally taking the leap into buying and building a PC... after many weeks/months. Having such a low budget left virtually zero possibilities for playing anything other than Club Penguin, because my main priority was being able to do away with my dreaded Chromebook. But to my surprise, this cheap $140 AMD CPU works wonders, I would actually be able to play most recent titles if I upgraded the GPU, but that can wait. I can though, play Tomb Raider, Skyrim, and my personal favorite, BFBC2 at a steady 45+ frames on this old rig. Was super skeptical at first, but super glad I ended up investing the little I really had in my first build! Shout out to Josh and his old man for their help in putting it together because I would've probably electrocuted myself.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

Internal photos please. When you have the available time?

Shout out to Josh and his old man for their help in putting it together because I would've probably electrocuted myself.

I'm glad you were willing to ask for help for this build. Better safe then sorry. Enjoy!

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

bruh some one ripped u off if u got the 6300 for $140

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

He got motherboard as a gift

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

ah

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

way to save money with secondhand parts! really like this build

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Gotta throw some more photos up. Budget builds are actually well respected here.

I do have to wonder when you picked up that CPU though. You can get that for 50 bucks cheaper now at most retailers.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually only paid $97.46 for the CPU, I just went and checked my recent orders on Amazon. No idea where I got $140 from...

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

OEM HP desktop turned into custom rig. What's not to love!

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I put together my first build not too long ago on the same premise. Budget build with salvaged and used parts. Has been running great.

Good job on using the salvaged parts, but you definitely paid too much for that FX-6300, I got mine for $85 last month.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

hp case ftw!

1+

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha! +1 for not being electrocuted. Now give that chassis some love and dust it off! ;)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

you can play Runescape on a chromebook. you just have to use the beta html5 version http://www.runescape.com/beta/html5 it doesn't have crap graphics settings like on the java version though. the 6300 is probably the perfect balance between power and cost.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that this Is a good build but I would get a better case if I had the money.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

laughs as jipster throws up a little in his mouth from the wording

For the money it's not bad, especially for what sounds like a first time build with guidance.