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Posted · Original PosterOP
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor $0.00
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $178.85 @ Amazon
Power Supply Logisys 480 W ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $205.84
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-06 21:36 EST-0500  


 

Found an old computer with these components.
What’s the best course of action?

Is it worth adding to it or should I start from scratch?

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9 minutes ago, LinusHitsMe said:

Found an old computer with these components.
What’s the best course of action?

Is it worth adding to it or should I start from scratch?

Used $90-$110 RX 480, a better $40-$50 PSU and another 8Gb stick of ram used for $20 and presto a cheap gaming pc, if everything else works.


Gaming With a 4:3 CRT

System specs below

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-7400 AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (with a -0.108v Vcore offset for lower temps)
Motherboard: Acer TC-780A(KBL) Gigabyte B450 Aorus m
RAM: 16GB (2 x 8GB) of DDR4(Mixed two brands and speeds, Kingston and Crucial) GEIL Potenza Evo at 3200Mhz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 Founders reference card
HDD: 7200RPM TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 1TB, External HDD: 5400RPM 2TB WD My Passport
SSD: NONE, eveything works fine, no need to upgrade, stop telling me I need an SSD.
PSU: EVGA 500 W1 80+white(No, it is not dangerous) Corsair CX650M
Displays: ViewSonic VA2012WB LCD 1680x1050p @ 75Hz,
Gateway VX920 CRT: 1920x1440@65Hz, 1600x1200@75Hz, 1200x900@100Hz, 960x720@125Hz
Gateway VX900 CRT: 1920x1440@64Hz, 1600x1200@75Hz, 1200x900@100Hz, 960x720@120Hz
(Yes, I use a CRT and I prefer gaming on one)
 
Cooling: Grill with filter installed onto the front panel for air intake cooling with a 120mm Corsair ML120 and an old recycled 92mm cooler master(forgot model) fan for exhaust.
 
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS MEKA PRO with Cherry MX Red switches
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If you only browse the internet and check emails that should do it. If you are into gaming, 3d design, photoshop, video editing, rendering and so on start from scratch. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I want to be able to play Fallout 4 and potential Elder Scrolls VI.

 

The fam will probably get into photo editing in the near future as well.

 

I appreciate the input!

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13 minutes ago, LinusHitsMe said:

I want to be able to play Fallout 4 and potential Elder Scrolls VI.

 

The fam will probably get into photo editing in the near future as well.

 

Is craigslist the only fate for these components? 

jut put a rx 470 and frag , there are some offers for 50$ it has 2000 shaders and even a litle of VR. no brainer i think.

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It’s enough for fallout 4 @1080p with a card.  I dunno about elder scrolls.

 

youve got basically just a populated motherboard and low power PSU though.  Getting it up and running is going to cost some money.

 

The question becomes how much money is available to get the thing off the ground?

 

To do that it needs:

storage

a GPU

A case (?) one can theoretically live without a case but it’s a big big mess

monitor

keyboard

mouse


Life is like a bowl of chocolates: there are all these little crinkly paper cups everywhere.

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On 2/7/2020 at 1:41 PM, LinusHitsMe said:
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor $0.00
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $178.85 @ Amazon
Power Supply Logisys 480 W ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $205.84
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-06 21:36 EST-0500  


 

Found an old computer with these components.
What’s the best course of action?

Is it worth adding to it or should I start from scratch?

I recommend a used 1660 or something off ebay or *shudders*, Wish...

A better PSU ready for future upgrades (500W+)
Chuck in a 500gb SSD, should last you fine if you are just storing a few files, programs and games on there.
Maybe upgrade RAM to some faster 16GB set.


Main Rig (Gaming, Programming, Video & Photo Editing, Server Management)

 

PC Specs:

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K (3.7 GHz, 6-Core Processor)

Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX GT (29.5 CFM)

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A (ATX LGA1151)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR4-3200)

Storage: Samsung 860 Evo (500 GB, 2.5" SSD)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue (1TB, 3.5", 7200RPM HDD)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute (2TB, 2.5", 7200RPM HDD)

Graphics Card: MSI VENTUS XS OC (GeForce RTX 2060, 6GB, 1365MHz)

Case: NZXT H510 Elite (ATX Mid Tower Case)

Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W (White, 80+ Gold Certified) 

OS 1: Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)

OS 2: macOS High Sierra

OS 3: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

 

Peripherals & Setup:

Monitors: ASUS VG278Q (1080p, 144Hz, 1ms Response) (x3)

Camera: Canon 500D + 8-135mm IS

Webcam: Logitech BRIO

Keyboard: Logitech G413 (Carbon, Wired)

Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum (Wired, Optical)

Desk: IKEA LINNMON / ADILS (Table, Black-Brown, Black)

Headphones: SteelSeries ARCTIS 7 2019 Edition 7.1 Channel Headset

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On 2/7/2020 at 10:41 AM, LinusHitsMe said:
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor $0.00
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $178.85 @ Amazon
Power Supply Logisys 480 W ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $205.84
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-06 21:36 EST-0500  


 

Found an old computer with these components.
What’s the best course of action?

Is it worth adding to it or should I start from scratch?

Depends on what you're using it for. Gaming? Web browsing PC for mom and pop with some Office applications in the side?

 

As is. The power supply needs an upgrade.  You can also add an additional stick of 8GB of RAM to make use of dual channel. Also an SSD.


CPU: Sempron 2500+ / P4 2.8E / P4 2.6C / A64 x2 4000+ / E6420 / E8500 / i5-3470 / i7-3770
GPU: TNT2 M64 / Radeon 9000 / MX 440-SE / 7300GT / Radeon 4670 / GTS 250 / Radeon 7950 / 660 Ti

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27 minutes ago, grss1982 said:

Depends on what you're using it for. Gaming? Web browsing PC for mom and pop with some Office applications in the side?

 

As is. The power supply needs an upgrade.  You can also add an additional stick of 8GB of RAM to make use of dual channel. Also an SSD.

He mentioned fallout 4 (older aaa game) and elder scrolls 6 (not yet released aaa game). For non-gaming standard stuff a GPU is not even needed.  The intel cpu has a low end gpu inside it which should be enough for non gaming tasks.  If no discrete gpu is used and gaming is abandoned the PSU probably doesn’t even need to be upgraded.  Just add storage, peripherals and a case.


Life is like a bowl of chocolates: there are all these little crinkly paper cups everywhere.

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