Description

OLD, GONNA UPRAGE:

Welcome, welcome to my first build. Every single piece of hardware was used, except the headphones (EDIT: and the aftermarket cooler!).

Only problem was fitting everything into the case, and the cooler, which was bought from eBay. I mean, it worked (and works!) really well, but it had used thermal paste, and I didn't have anything appropriate to remove it with. I kinda' got it off, but I am pretty sure it will overheat while gaming. Only one way to know!

Mouse was bought from a store, where people bring electronics to sell cheap. Only problem is, they don't give you any kinda' warranty. But afterall, my mouse is in excellent condition. (=

Overall, building a PC is pretty darn fun. If you don't count the little case wires etc.... Have to recommend to everyone who can!

Part Reviews

CPU

Way faster than expected for the price, if you are on a tight budget, I suggest this for starters.

CPU Cooler

Keeps my c2d at decent temps, could be cooler, could be WAY more silent, but overall, pretty decent for the price.

Storage

Pretty slow, not much cache, even tho I'm not sure what it does but still compared to others (16mb-64mb). Got it used for ~$20. Not bad.

Case

Cool case, great build quality, just wish it would have some more space for cables and airflow. Not so much 'bang-for-your-buck', but I paid only ~$20, so why not.

Power Supply

Way better than my last PSU, which was pretty old but still.

Good PSU.

Operating System

Very good OS, can't say anything bad except the few bugs here and there, but they aren't here forever. Got it for $20, pretty steal I guess.

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Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Toothpaste ^

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

That PSU... It scares me...

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Love seeing old parts put to use. The E8400 was a fantastic chip (office PC is still rocking an E8500), as was the 8800GT (aforementioned office box contains a 9800GT). That HDD is pretty slow; that'd probably be my first alteration. PSU has survived thus far, so probably won't explode if it's not pushed too hard.

Nice work for a Benjamin.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point
Nice budget build.

+1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! to fix temps i would reapply thermal paste and cable mange!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I remember my old Core 2 Duo. Investing in aftermarket cooling is a must.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What motherboard did you use?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Forgot to list this one, Asus P5K Pro, I remember.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How much was that?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for not responding for a long time!

I got it in a package which I think costed me about $30..?

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