Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Lenovich

Recreation of LTT El Cheapo PC (july 2019)

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Sorry for simplified English.

Hi. This is my new main PC. My goal: build a nice PC from new parts* as cheap as possible. Good for me, LTT had answers. Eventually, I spend $225** for a new PC.

Let's see specs and prices:

  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H ~$55
  •  CPU/APU: AMD Athlon 200GE  BOX ~$50
  •  Video card: Vega3 ~free (built in APU)
  •  RAM: 2x DDR4, 4 Gb Crucial 2400MHz ~$50
  • SSD: SATA Sandisk 120Gb ~$25
  •  No name PC case ~$15
  •  PSU Aerocool VX plus*** ~ $15
  •  Lenovo USB mouse and keyboard combo ~$15

How does it performs? Very nice. -- Stable work✔ --Full HD video encoding✔--Browsing internet ✔--Watching 4K video ✔--CSGO ✔

For comparison in cinbench R20:

My friend old Gaming PC  i5 4460 on MSI Z97 gaming motherboard 12gb RAM -- 1074 pts

My version of El cheapo -- 760 pts (~850 pts overclock at 3,8GHz)

 

Conclusion. For me, LTT El cheapo performs nice and snappy(after more than two decades  Pentium, Duron, Celeron, Core2duo and C60 APU). And it is silent. I think, job done right. It is amazing to see how, at a low cost, you can get very decent performance nowdays.

For comparison in cinbench R20:

My friend old Gaming PC  i5 4460 on MSI Z97 gaming motherboard 12gb RAM -- 1074 pts

My version of El cheapo -- 760 pts (~850 pts overclock at 3,8GHz)

*Not mentioned old 4 by 3 NEC LCD professional monitor

** Prices are relative because of my local exchange rates (₽ to $)

*** on photo OLD stock PSU

 

And more. which ~$150 video card do you recommend for this PC? And should I buy M.2 SSD? 

 

 

photo_2019-09-21_15-15-02.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, emosun said:

there was a video by low spec gamer improving this build by a lot

 

 

Thanks, 2 sticks of same 4Gb works great for me.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice job dude, glad you're happy, and it looks like you had a nice time build too. :)


Desktop: i7 7700K @ 4.7Ghz, 16GB DDR4, Cooler Master H80i v2, 500GB M.2 SSD, Fractal Focus G *white* case, Gigabyte 1080 8GB

Laptop: EVGA SC17 1070: i7 6820HK, GTX 1070, 32GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 4K Gysnc panel

Laptop: Eluktronics Mech 15 G2, i7 8750H, 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 480GB Nvme SSD, 144hz panel  

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP
14 minutes ago, muito_gostoso said:

athlon 3000g is the best now at 50 dolars and more mhz.

Released in 19 nov. 2019. In tests not too much boost on performance. But for new builds 3000G and ryzen is better.

Edited by Lenovich
Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Theguywhobea said:

Nice job dude, glad you're happy, and it looks like you had a nice time build too. :)

Thanks mate!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice job! Impressive for a first time builder.


Primary PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel® Xeon® X5675 @ 4.62 GHz 1.4V Motherboard: ASUS P6X58-E WS (BCLK: 201 MHz) CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 & Noctua NA-SRC10 RAM: Crucial DDR3-1606 8-11-11-28 (2x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II (Core Clock: 1250 MHz, Memory Clock: 3505 MHz) SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB (W10 Pro) HDD: WD Green 3.5" 1TB (7.2K RPM) PSU: Corsair AX860i & White CableMod ModFlex™ Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: Intake: 1x Dynamic X2 GP-12, Exhaust: 1x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL650-B 23.6" 1080p 144Hz 300 nit TN FreeSync & Samsung S24D390 23.6" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit PLS (OC'd to 75Hz) Keyboard: Logitech G710+ (Cherry MX Browns) Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Racing Wheel: Logitech G27 & Six-Speed Shifter Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones (Charcoal) CPU-Z

Primary Laptop:

Spoiler

Model: Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2019 (Silver, Touch Bar, 2x TB3 Ports) CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-8257U @ 1.4 GHz RAM: LPDDR3-2133 (8GB) GPU: Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 645 SSD: NVME PCIe 256GB Display: 13.3" 2560x1600 60Hz 500 nit IPS Battery: 58.2 Wh dbrand Skins: Trackpad (White Marble) & Palmrest (Hyperblack Titanium) Audio: Apple AirPods Pro

Secondary PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-6700 @ 3.6 GHz Motherboard: HP Thimphu Z170 mATX CPU Cooler: 120mm Asetek-based AIO RAM: G.Skill DDR4-2133 13-13-13-31 (4x8GB) GPU: Pegatron GeForce® GTX 970 (Core Clock: 1450 MHz, Memory Clock: 3750 MHz) SSD: SanDisk X300S 2.5" 128GB (W10 Pro) HDD: WD Blue 3.5" 1TB (7.2K RPM) PSU: Corsair HX850W Case: Corsair 175R Audio: Samsung Earbuds

Secondary Laptop:

Spoiler

Model: ASUS ROG G750JW CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ @ 3.4 GHz RAM: DDR3-1600 11-11-11-28 (3x4GB) GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 765M SSD: SanDisk SSD Plus 2.5" 120GB (W10 Pro) HDD: Toshiba 2.5" 750GB (5.4K RPM) Display: 17.3" 1080p 60Hz 350 nit TN Monitor: Dell E2418HN 24" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit IPS Battery: 88 Wh Mouse: Logitech MK235 Audio: Beats Studio3 Wireless (Midnight Black)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Nice job! Impressive for a first time builder.

Thanks! Totally not my first build, but first in last decade. My first build was back in 2001 based on AMD Duron. Also question, does local forum community have interest in retro builds? I have parts for 1995 gaming PC 😁

Link to post
Share on other sites

It might actually be beneficial to upgrade to an MSI b350 board with the 200GE. There are certain bios versions for MSI 350 boards that allow you to overclock the snot out of the 200 GE. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Lenovich said:

Also question, does local forum community have interest in retro builds? I have parts for 1995 gaming PC

Yes:


Primary PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel® Xeon® X5675 @ 4.62 GHz 1.4V Motherboard: ASUS P6X58-E WS (BCLK: 201 MHz) CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 & Noctua NA-SRC10 RAM: Crucial DDR3-1606 8-11-11-28 (2x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II (Core Clock: 1250 MHz, Memory Clock: 3505 MHz) SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB (W10 Pro) HDD: WD Green 3.5" 1TB (7.2K RPM) PSU: Corsair AX860i & White CableMod ModFlex™ Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: Intake: 1x Dynamic X2 GP-12, Exhaust: 1x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL650-B 23.6" 1080p 144Hz 300 nit TN FreeSync & Samsung S24D390 23.6" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit PLS (OC'd to 75Hz) Keyboard: Logitech G710+ (Cherry MX Browns) Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Racing Wheel: Logitech G27 & Six-Speed Shifter Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones (Charcoal) CPU-Z

Primary Laptop:

Spoiler

Model: Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2019 (Silver, Touch Bar, 2x TB3 Ports) CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-8257U @ 1.4 GHz RAM: LPDDR3-2133 (8GB) GPU: Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 645 SSD: NVME PCIe 256GB Display: 13.3" 2560x1600 60Hz 500 nit IPS Battery: 58.2 Wh dbrand Skins: Trackpad (White Marble) & Palmrest (Hyperblack Titanium) Audio: Apple AirPods Pro

Secondary PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-6700 @ 3.6 GHz Motherboard: HP Thimphu Z170 mATX CPU Cooler: 120mm Asetek-based AIO RAM: G.Skill DDR4-2133 13-13-13-31 (4x8GB) GPU: Pegatron GeForce® GTX 970 (Core Clock: 1450 MHz, Memory Clock: 3750 MHz) SSD: SanDisk X300S 2.5" 128GB (W10 Pro) HDD: WD Blue 3.5" 1TB (7.2K RPM) PSU: Corsair HX850W Case: Corsair 175R Audio: Samsung Earbuds

Secondary Laptop:

Spoiler

Model: ASUS ROG G750JW CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ @ 3.4 GHz RAM: DDR3-1600 11-11-11-28 (3x4GB) GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 765M SSD: SanDisk SSD Plus 2.5" 120GB (W10 Pro) HDD: Toshiba 2.5" 750GB (5.4K RPM) Display: 17.3" 1080p 60Hz 350 nit TN Monitor: Dell E2418HN 24" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit IPS Battery: 88 Wh Mouse: Logitech MK235 Audio: Beats Studio3 Wireless (Midnight Black)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, St. Nick said:

It might actually be beneficial to upgrade to an MSI b350 board with the 200GE. There are certain bios version for MSI 350 boards that allow you to overclock the snot out of the 200 GE. 

Current motherboard (GA-A320M-S2H) from box, allow to overclock this CPU. According to my observations(in current build) overclocking just bus increase performance more than just set high frequency of CPU.

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Lenovich said:

Current motherboard (GA-A320M-S2H) from box, allow to overclock this CPU. According to my observations(in current build) overclocking just bus increase performance more than just set high frequency of CPU.

Also msi a320 offers overclock with a320 chipset, with the latest bios update.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyway, for GPU upgrades at around 150 if your able to stretch your budget a little newegg has a gigabyte RX 590 for 170 right now due to a promo code. Since you seem to be in Russia though I'm not really sure what your availability and price is like over there. In this price point I don't think an m2 is a worthwhile upgrade over the sata ssd you have, there is better ways to spend your money!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, St. Nick said:

Anyway, for GPU upgrades at around 150 if your able to stretch your budget a little newegg has a gigabyte RX 590 for 170 right now due to a promo code. Since you seem to be in Russia though I'm not really sure what your availability and price is like over there. In this price point I don't think an m2 is a worthwhile upgrade over the sata ssd you have, there is better ways to spend your money!

Nice GPU! Our prices is about $190-$220 for card in local stores.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

New year upgrade:

M2 SSD: WD green 120 Gb ~$24

Monitor: ACER V246HQL ~$95

 

"Old" SATA SSD goes to Lenovo t63 notebook. Monitor, good for movies, bad for games. Very bright, big. But strong ghost effect.

On photo new interior. Old 600 Gb HDD are hidden.

photo_2020-01-02_18-31-09.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×