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This is a build Im kind of doing for fun. I went on Craigslist, garage sales, and EBay over the last few weeks just picking up random stuff to try and get a little gaming rig together. This is a project and not going to be used as a actual PC as I already have a decent built one. I Probably paid a total of $150 for everything I needed. I had some stuff laying around like RAM, PSU, keyboard and other miscellaneous things. I bought the main components. CPU, GPU, motherboard ect. I put the price I paid for each part and added a little for the stuff I already had. I haven't got it all put together yet but I did connect everything and made sure it all works. I only had a hour or 2 to get everything going before leaving on vacation for the next 4 days. Looking to get back and get it all together and going. Also some of the parts are substituted for close to what I have because I can't find them on here. Like the case. Its actually a Thermaltake SViking with the LED screen that displays tenps and that good stuff. I know it won't running ultra 1080p but what do you think? Full PC for around $150 including monitor, mouse, and everything. I will update it when I get back from vacation. I apologize about it being a rats nest of wires in the pics. When I have time I'll clean it up and make it like my main rig all clean and orderly.

If interested in checking out my main system:

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/b8r6Mp

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  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, that monitor was a great deal!

But mind you, stay away from that PSU in the future. I've heard bad things about it.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I found the monitor at a garage sale. They left it outside the night before and was wet so I bought it and just let it sit and dry and it worked fine. Thanks for the heads up, if I remember right the PSU I have isn't that one. Its close but I couldnt fond the real one on here. And for the life of me I can't remember which one it is. I'm going to change it out soon anyway. Its just one of the 2 I had and the other is a 330w. Not a lot of room there with a Q6600 and a Windforce GTX670 at max power draw.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats o0n the build BTW!

Yeah, the Q6600+670 are about 275W together.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I have my own PC with a 6700k and a GTX1080 that I use. I figured I'll have my fun building this and give it to someone in my family to use or one of my friends since I live far away now so we can get away from the PS4s. I'm on vacation and more concerned with getting back to finish rather than having fun. Ha

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm actuallly keeping an old unused PC that I'm gonna upgrade and give to my best friend, who owns a sad little HP integrated graphics laptop as their main machine.

+Karma lol

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah no doubt ha. My first computer I built was for gaming but was to you and inexperienced to realise you need a decent GPU and not integrated graphics. Its usable but a whole different experience on a real one. He will be grateful for that.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot. The Q6600 can still do some work. Getting a little outdated but it fits for the purpose. I was trying to decide to go with a HD7770 I have or this 670. Almost went with the 7770 since the 670 will probably be bottlenecked. Decided to go with the 670 since it has double the VRAM and GDDR5 instead of 3. I'll update it when I finish.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It really does. I was surprised at how well the 670 performs. I threw it in my system and it handled GTA and anything else I had at 1080p medium-high. Granted it did have a i7-6700k to piggyback off of. It still performed up to standard in my opinion. Especially for $60. It was a huge upgrade from most of the other cards I saw at that price. Closest I could find was a Radeon Sapphire HD 7770 for $50. If I wanted to spend $80+ there where some good options but I was trying to keep the price down.