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$550 used/discounted parts budget build - WOW! - 980ti & 1700x

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am currently endeavoring in building gaming computers from used/discounted parts found off of Ebay, Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, etc. with the goal of getting an above-decent performance, at a discounted price - to sell them for a small profit, and allow others to enter the PC gaming realm fairly cheap and get a decent build.

 

I will post photos below of the recent build I am doing; a Red & Black themed mid-tower to match the red & black theme of the Asus Strix 980ti.

 



Parts List:

Mobo: Asus B350m-e ........................................................................... $29.99 (discounted new @ Microcenter for combo'ing w/ cpu)
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1700x .................................................................... $149.99 (new, on sale @ Microcenter)
RAM: 8gb (2x4gb) Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 ....................................... $37.50 (used off Craigslist - 16gb (4x4gb) for $75 total)
GPU: Asus Strix 980 ti .......................................................................... $200.00 (found on Craigslist)
PSU: EVGA G2 Supernova 650w ............................................................ $40.00 (found on Craigslist)
SSD: Samsung 860 500gb .................................................................... $0.00 (got free from work, new)
Cool: Hyper 212 EVo ............................................................................ $29.99 (new at Microcenter)
Case: Coolermaster Masterbox Lite 3.1 ................................................ $39.99 (new at Microcenter)
Fans: Coolermaster Master Fan Pro 120mm x3 w/ RGB controller ......... $38.95 (used off Amazon)



 Total: $566.41


And I am hoping to sell it for $800 for a decent little profit - I think it's worth it, 100% - but to be honest I kind of fell in love with it. These are really some high quality parts for a killer price - I even think I could maybe sell it for closer to $1000.00 LOL but we will see!

 

What do you think I could reasonably ask for it? My experience thus far with selling on Craigslist, Facebook, etc - is that people love to low ball or offer trades for ridiculous things. My last build, an i5-7600k w/ 8gb RAM & a 1060-6gb - I ended up trading for a Taco Bell edition Platinum Xbox 1 X, very rare - with controller and plus $150 - which was fair - but I won't keep trading, especially for this bad boy.

 

Anyway - any input would be welcomed.

 

PS - excuse the mess of cables! This is currently being tweaked and modded, haven't finalized cable management yet!!!

 

 

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CPU: Intel i5-9600k | MoBo: Gigabyte Aorus Elite z390 | RAM: 16gb (4 x 4gb) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400

GPU: Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti | Storage: 500gb Samsung 860 vNand SSD x2 & 1tb WD Caviar Blue HDD

Chassis: NZXT h700i White w/ RGB LED | Cooling: Corsair H100i Pro RGB AIO & 6x Corsair AF120 fans White LED

Screens: 2x 27" Acer HA270 Ultra Slim LED | Peripherals: MSI Interceptor RGB DS4200 Key & D200 Mouse

 

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Nice! I just recommend picking up some faster RAM in the future.


Current PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600k (@4.2Ghz)

GPU: GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX

Motherboard: GA-F2A78M-HD2 

RAM: 8gb Patriot DDR3-1600mhz

Storage: Samsung 830 EVO 120gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 

PSU: SeaSonicM12II 620w (I wish I didn't buy this)

 Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB 

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP

PSU Tier List v3 

 

New PC (getting parts)

CPU: i7-9700k

Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 RGB [✓]

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX [✓]

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO [✓]

RAM: XPG SPEXTRIX X41 2666mhz (Grey) [✓]

 Storage: T-Force Delta 250gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM [✓]

PSU: 650w+ and ranked well

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB [✓]

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP [✓]

Extra: Sky blue front panel, sky blue cable extensions [✓]

 

Other

Phone: Huawei Mate 10 Lite (China steal my data???)

Dog: Irish Water Spaniel, Lucy, 9 years old (I didn't know what to write)

School Laptop: Acer Chromebook R11 ((less RAM than my phone)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, mxk. said:

Nice! I just recommend picking up some faster RAM in the future.

@mxk. yeah you know, I heard these cpu's run better with faster RAM

 

I think there is still room in the budget for some 3000 or 3200 mhz RAM, if I can get a decent deal on 16gb for under $100

 

I have been keeping my eye out for it, and I would just throw this RAM in the next build, as I have two more 980ti's just sitting here ready to go LOL


CPU: Intel i5-9600k | MoBo: Gigabyte Aorus Elite z390 | RAM: 16gb (4 x 4gb) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400

GPU: Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti | Storage: 500gb Samsung 860 vNand SSD x2 & 1tb WD Caviar Blue HDD

Chassis: NZXT h700i White w/ RGB LED | Cooling: Corsair H100i Pro RGB AIO & 6x Corsair AF120 fans White LED

Screens: 2x 27" Acer HA270 Ultra Slim LED | Peripherals: MSI Interceptor RGB DS4200 Key & D200 Mouse

 

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the ram pricing is easily the best deal (aside from free SSD). Hopefully you can squeeze an OC out of it

 

however, that combo of mobo and CPU is questionable


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - MSI GTX 650 - some 7200RPM SATA II thing - Ubuntu (at the moment)

 

Feel free to critique my website. I am but a young entrepreneur.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

the ram pricing is easily the best deal (aside from free SSD). Hopefully you can squeeze an OC out of it

 

however, that combo of mobo and CPU is questionable

Yeah, well I needed a mATX for the case, and the price & color scheme on both is really what did it for me. 

 

I know there are more preferable B350 boards out there and I have an Asus B350-F Gaming lined up for $60 new tomorrow, to pair with this Ryzen 5 2600 & 980ti I have sitting here for the next build


CPU: Intel i5-9600k | MoBo: Gigabyte Aorus Elite z390 | RAM: 16gb (4 x 4gb) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400

GPU: Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti | Storage: 500gb Samsung 860 vNand SSD x2 & 1tb WD Caviar Blue HDD

Chassis: NZXT h700i White w/ RGB LED | Cooling: Corsair H100i Pro RGB AIO & 6x Corsair AF120 fans White LED

Screens: 2x 27" Acer HA270 Ultra Slim LED | Peripherals: MSI Interceptor RGB DS4200 Key & D200 Mouse

 

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