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Which Direction to go now?? Family PC Build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello all,

I'm currently in a specific situation and would like some advice on the matter.

The family computer at my parent's house is ancient so I agreed to help and build them a new one.

They wanted a good pc that would't cost anything. My sibling also wanted to be able to do some gaming on it.

I purchased an old Dell Optiplex on Ebay with an I7 3770 as a base for the build. I bought a new Seasonic 500w PSU, some used ram, and a used RX 580 to add.

I did get it working for about a week before the motherboard started having problems.

 

I've already put about 400 into all of these parts and dont want to put much more out.

I also am thinking of getting a new case as the stock optiplex offers little cooling

 

Motherboard options im looking at include a New chinese Jingsha one and a used Gigabyte one on Aliexpress:

https://www.newegg.com/p/1JW-00D3-00006?Description=lga 1155&cm_re=lga_1155-_-9SIAGKC9745382-_-Product

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32918067663.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.749344f4AYxU9u&algo_pvid=2a26189-5f75-4173-9807-92f367304f83&algo_expid=2a261d89-5f75-4173-9807-92f367304f83-7&btsid=40301fc6-3a6e-4697-a137-3fdf27c9b54e&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3,searchweb201603_52

 

Case options include these: 

https://www.newegg.com/midnight-black-cooler-master-n-series-microatx-mini-tower/p/N82E16811119274

 

https://www.newegg.com/black-thermaltake-versa-h15-micro-atx-tower/p/N82E16811133347

 

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811353049

 

 

Any help or recommendations welcome: 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why not get a proper board used on eBay?


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