My younger brother's birthday is coming up, so I decided to build him a small budget gaming PC. Most of the parts you see here are either parts I hunted down on Craigslist, eBay or parts I had laying around. I'll go through where I got each part below.
I purchased the Pentium G3258 and BitFenix case from Craigslist. The person originally had the G3258 for $30 and case for $10, but since I was interested in both the person agreed to my offer and let them go for $25 and $5 respectively. The case came with the Thermaltake & BitFenix 120mm fans. Purchased about 6 months ago.
The Corsair H60 AIO Liquid Cooler was also purchased off Craigslist. The original price was $30, but I put in an offer for $20 and the seller accepted. He also tossed in a free 200mm Phanteks case fan since he had no use for it which was great since I needed one! Purchased 1 week ago.
The MSI H81 board was purchased off of eBay as refurbished. It was listed for $60, but I managed to haggle it down to $40 and free shipping. Purchased 9 months ago.
The DDR3 RAM was also purchased off Craigslist. I tried getting the seller to lower the price, but it was firm. )= Oh well, I decided to buy it anyways. Purchased 5 months ago. I also bought other stuff from this guy a few months later (it'll be included in a later build).
320GB WD HDD 250GB Seagate HDD I had laying around, so I tossed it into the build since it needed storage. (320GB WD HDD was dead lol).
EVGA GTX 660Ti was picked up from Craigslist. The seller was literally down the street from me and was selling it for $10 because he thought it was broken. I talked him into just giving it to me for free since there's no use for a broken GPU. Picked up 6 months ago as well.
The CSM 450W PSU was purchased off of eBay. Was listed for $30, so I just bought it. Purchased 9 months ago.
Will add more info if needed. Part reviews coming within the week.
Here's the 3DMark Fire Strike score.
Great processor with great overclocking capability. Can still run today's games really well.
Bought this for cheap on Craigslist for a low budget rig for my brother!
The Corsair H60 is an awesome AIO liquid cooler. Provides great cooling for my Pentium G3258.
Really good simple motherboard that can handle overclocking! Great pairing for a Pentium G3258!
RAM is RAM. Looks great!
Small 250GB HDD. Doesn't make much noise at all. Does what it's suppose to.
Excellent GPU even for modern titles. The blower style fan gets a bit loud, but that's expected especially considering I overclocked it as well. Temps are not bad at all though.
Lovely ITX case. The original owner added a rack to mount 2.5" drives on the side panel and removed all the drive bays. Removing drive bays creates a great amount of room for cable management!
Great PSU. This is running cool and quiet. + It's 80+ Gold rated & semi-modular!
Looks good! Moves air nicely and it's quiet!
LED is pretty bright. I have this mounted on the front top and it lights up the whole case. Moves air pretty decently.
This moves a lot of air!! Love it!