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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




Case options include these: 








Any help or recommendations welcome: 






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Why not get a proper board used on eBay?

Current PC:


CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red


Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit


CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red


OG Gaming Rig - Gone



CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red



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