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Craigslist Scavenging pt 8

by Karma_K


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Date Published

March 21, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

780 MHz


Picked up this i5-3570k for $140 along with other things like a i5-6400, gtx 750ti, 8gb ddr4, 400w psu, 1tb hdd, I definitely got it for less than $30 but I just thought I’d throw that in there for $30.

Since I didn’t have a motherboard for this cpu, I found someone selling this motherboard with a pentium g645 for $75, I bargained for $50 but we agreed at $60 so I picked it up, thinking I can get $10 for the pentium, I valued the motherboard at $50. I had to update the bios on this motherboard to support the 3570k so having the pentium was a life saver.

Ram is a single 8gb stick I ripped out of a system I bought on Craigslist awhile back, pretty much got it for free since I sold the system for more than I bought it for despite ripping most of the good parts haha.

Picked up the hard drive last week along with 3 others, 4 in total for $40

I bought a rx560 a couple weeks ago for $70, my brother in law wanted to get rid of his sli gtx 460s so I decided to trade him, didn’t care if I was losing out, I was just trying to help him out, still pretty ok cards on sli

Case was bought last week for $33 or something but there’s a rebate that’ll make it $12.99, I can’t recall the exact deal but yeah

Power supply was bought a couple weeks ago when there was a promo that dropped it from $69.99 to $29.99, I wish I had bought more.

Only thing left to do now is to get a better cpu cooler for some overclocks

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OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build 6 points 13 months ago

SLI GTX 460s. There's something you don't see every day.

VladQwerty 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

That's nice to see a refurbished, and also a clean dual GPU PC! Very nice

Trinergy 9 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Love it just did one for a 2500K recently all for less than $250. SOld it for my cost to my son's friend so he can play CSGo with him.

SouthernHemisphere 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

How does the computer work? Is it working fine with modern programs?

Karma_K submitter 20 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Yes, works just fine, this cpu May be 5 gens old but it’s still a very powerful cpu, still surpasses some of the newer locked i5s and does even more damage if overclocked. As for the sli 460s, they hold their own ground on some games but there are times you’ll notice they don’t perform the best compared to newer cards on the more graphical demanding programs/games

Pentium_TitanX 1 point 13 months ago

Nice scavenging. You got all of this just for $200.

HamFather 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I truly miss when MSI card used to have this design, so much better looking than any of their designs today.

ship11 1 point 12 months ago

I knew this system looked familiar just count figure out from were. Checked my local craigslist sure enough there it was along with a few other of your systems. Nice to see a fellow deal hunter in the area! go pack go!

Karma_K submitter 20 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Haha, hopefully you don’t judge me for making some profit

ship11 1 point 12 months ago

Course not I do the same.

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