Description

This is a pretty cheap entry level gaming build I built for a friend who wanted to get into PC gaming as cheap as possible.

Most of the parts were from a computer I bought from my Cousin, which he actually bought from me a year before to make a rig for his sister but never got around to it. I bought the tower, motherboard, PSU, CPU, RAM and GPU for $90 which is about as much as he bought it from me, so I was happy.

I went to my local used computer repair shop and bought a HDD, Optical drive, VGA Adaptor, and an 8GB ram kit. I got a cheap key for Win 7 online for $20, but it was a pain.

If you noticed, I didn't use the normal AMD stock cooler. I took the slightly better cooler from my 8320 that I never used since I got a 212 EVO. It looks cooler too. I was also able to unlock a third core, but bringing it up to 4 was too unstable.

I don't have any benchmarks, but it runs the games she wants like Dragon Age and Undertale and a bit of Overwatch. Overall, it was pretty fun to build and it was cool making my old parts useful again.

Also, check out that setup, hahah. She'll be getting a new desk soon.

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

You are very awesome to re-purpose your old parts into a gaming rig to help your friend. Great work and you have my support. +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

nice setup 10/10

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Way to take care of a friend.

Thumbs up.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

setup is beautiful

+1 for "kitten tales" mouse pad

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

That mouse is also old enough to have a trackball in it. She's gotten a new mouse/mousepad since then, haha.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Hope you friend is very happy with your build. :D

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

nioce +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad for $190 +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome friend. +1 and looks ok except the ratty cable management.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, there's nowhere to route the cables behind the case. I did the best I could.