I built a budget computer this weekend for two reasons. Being nice and trying my hand at over clocking. It went together alright, the only problem was that I had to take off the top of the case in order to access one screw.
CPU: Pretty good for $70. I got to 4.6Ghz @ 1.325 before my friend ran out of time and had to home.
CPU Cooler: Cheap and it did it's job. I can't imagine having only one person to put it on though.
Motherboard: After reading around I feel a bit cheated about this. $100 for not many special things when I could have gotten a $50 motherboard and get the same clocks. Oh well.
Memory: Standard ram. Told him to add another 4gb as soon as he gets $50 more.
Video Card: No complaints. It works.
Case: A decent case I'd say. It has pretty good cable management but I was limited on time. Had to unscrew the top of it to get at the upper screws of the mobo. I forgot to take pics but it has a nice red led fan in the front.
Power Supply: Good, trusted, semi-modular power supply
|CPU||Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core||$69.99 USD|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$29.99 USD|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150||$94.99 USD|
|Memory||G.Skill NS Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$39.99 USD|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$50.40 USD|
|Video Card||PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB TurboDuo||$189.99 USD|
|Case||Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower||$59.99 USD|
|Power Supply||Corsair 500W ATX12V||$59.99 USD|
|Total (United States):||$595.33 USD|
|Date Published||Aug. 1, 2014|
|Date Built||Aug. 1, 2014|