Description

Decided to try my hand and the best budget / performance pc I could make for a friend and the results are quite nice!

I got the compaq free from a friend and was able to salvage the hard drive and case, it had all the stand offs for a Micro ATX so that was lucky!

The motherboard was a bit tougher to find I had to scour ebay for quite awhile until I found this one with a g620 in it for $40.

The Ram and CPU were both seperate trades on r/hardwareswap great prices!

The GPU was an awesome rebate dropping the price next to nothing on newegg and the 1050ti are on sale their as well.

Overall the performance is great I ran Rise of the Tomb Raider at 45-65 fps on high @ 1080p and PUBG at 45-60fps on low(thats how I play it anyway). This 1050ti really packs a punch for no external power, I highly recommend!

Overall a great experience and I was about to pass the savings on to my friend who wanted to get a pc for her daughter who is getting into gaming but only had a old laptop.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Does this work with any Compaq case?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Im not sure, i'd search your model online or just open it up and try it if you feel confident in your skills!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

doesn't get much hotter

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  • 27 months ago
  • 5 points

If his prices are correct he only paid $105 for the cpu ram and mobo. You can't get into ryzen for that cheap.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

You have $41.64 to get a graphics card and power supply and case. to fit in his budget

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

where are you getting your second hand ryzen parts? Cheapest I can find a 1200 is $99 on ebay and 44 for a b350 motherboard saving a whopping $15 off retail. If you have good source please share!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

ryzen here ryzen there ryzen here ryzen there.. its getting annoying

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  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

i didnt downvote you. and its just getting annoying in general with the: "i know you just finished your build.. but it sucks cuz you dont have ryzen!". I hope you understand that

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