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Build -Off Contest 61: "Scrapyard Wars: The Upgrade edition"

Changed my build!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-4200 3.3GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-HT2-28PK-R1 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($153.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $302.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-26 12:58 EST-0500
 

The FX-4200 along with the Cooler Master RR CPU cooler allows for some overclocking, possibly beating some of the i3's. Having an AMD R9 280 is also a huge bonus over the R9 270/X

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[PCPartPicker part list]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Ngdzy) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Ngdzy/by_merchant/)(

 
Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-4200 3.3GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd4200frw4kgu) | $59.99 @ SuperBiiz 
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr910htx3g1) | $17.99 @ SuperBiiz 
**Motherboard** | [Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a78lmusb3) | $44.99 @ Micro Center 
**Memory** | [Team Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/team-memory-tpd38g1600c1101) | $56.99 @ Newegg 
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp43753kr) | $124.99 @ NCIX US 
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $334.95
 | Mail-in rebates | -$30.00
 | **Total** | **$304.95**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-02-24 01:44 EST-0500 |
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This can oc a little. I put in the cooler because the cpu doesnt have a cpu cooler. I wanted Quad core so that you can play ac unity and fc4. Please tell me if rebates arent allowed and if its 300 dollars

 

Barely in by 5 cents, but you're in.


"If it has tits or tires, at some point you will have problems with it." -@vinyldash303

this is probably the only place i'll hang out anymore: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/274320-the-long-awaited-car-thread/

 

Current Rig: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, Abit IN9-32MAX nForce 680i board, Galaxy GT610 1GB DDR3 gpu, Cooler Master Mystique 632S Full ATX case, 1 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA and 1x200gb Maxtor SATA drives, 1 LG SATA DVD drive, Windows 10. All currently runs like shit :D 

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It is $305.  I believe the 4160 is a Haswell Refresh and might have initial compatibility issues with the H81 mobo.

 

I just looked into it, I had no idea this was problem. It appears that MSI has updated the bios, and many are saying that the boards now support Haswell refresh. I guess the problem was at launch before the bios update. Thanks for the heads up though, that would have been bad if the system couldn't even boot lol.

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I have included the all the parts being reused. I had to guess at some of these parts and used close substitutes when necessary. Parts highlighted in red are new.

 

A different approach. Keep the fairly decent cpu. This allows for a decent gpu and a reasonable size ssd. In general work, browsing, etc. will perform quite well. Gaming should be reasonably good.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53Ghz Dual-Core Processor  (Purchased For $0.00)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste  ($6.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Intel DG41RQ Micro ATX LGA775 Motherboard  ($90.58 @ Amazon)
Memory: OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2-800 Memory  (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Transcend SSD370 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($50.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card  ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $0.00)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)  (Purchased For $0.00)
Keyboard: Microsoft SideWinder X6 Wired Standard Keyboard  (Purchased For $0.00)
Mouse: Microsoft Mobile Mouse 6000 Wireless Laser Mouse  (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: Vantech ION2+ 500W (Purchased)
Other: Maxtor 60GB IDE HDD (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: •Sound Creative X-Fi USB External (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $301.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-24 20:05 EST-0500


80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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I have included the all the parts being reused. I have guess at some of these parts and used close substitutes when necessary. Parts highlighted in red are new.

 

A different approach. Keep the fairly decent cpu. This allows for a decent gpu and a reasonable size ssd. In general work, browsing, etc. will perform quite well. Gaming should be reasonably good.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53Ghz Dual-Core Processor  (Purchased For $0.00)

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste  ($6.75 @ OutletPC)

Motherboard: Intel DG41RQ Micro ATX LGA775 Motherboard  ($90.58 @ Amazon)

Memory: OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2-800 Memory  (Purchased For $0.00)

Storage: Transcend SSD370 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($50.00 @ Amazon)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00)

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card  ($153.98 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $0.00)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)  (Purchased For $0.00)

Keyboard: Microsoft SideWinder X6 Wired Standard Keyboard  (Purchased For $0.00)

Mouse: Microsoft Mobile Mouse 6000 Wireless Laser Mouse  (Purchased For $0.00)

Other: Vantech ION2+ 500W (Purchased)

Other: Maxtor 60GB IDE HDD (Purchased For $0.00)

Other: •Sound Creative X-Fi USB External (Purchased For $0.00)

Total: $301.31

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-24 20:05 EST-0500

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"If it has tits or tires, at some point you will have problems with it." -@vinyldash303

this is probably the only place i'll hang out anymore: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/274320-the-long-awaited-car-thread/

 

Current Rig: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, Abit IN9-32MAX nForce 680i board, Galaxy GT610 1GB DDR3 gpu, Cooler Master Mystique 632S Full ATX case, 1 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA and 1x200gb Maxtor SATA drives, 1 LG SATA DVD drive, Windows 10. All currently runs like shit :D 

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Barely in by 5 cents, but you're in.

Great! Does this mean that people can vote for me?


PC is Intel Core i5 6400, GIgabyte H170 Gaming 3, Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x4GB 2400Mhz ,Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB, WD Blue 1TB, NZXT S340, ASUS Geforce GTX 960. Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W. http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/793XNG. Graphics card choices don't always have to be dictated on performance. If you want the game stream and power consumption of the GTX 970 get that. If you want raw performance of the R9 390 get that. In the end we are all gamers, so what if your buddy gets an extra 5 fps? 

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Great! Does this mean that people can vote for me?

you build will be in the polls which will be next mon


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you build will be in the polls which will be next mon

Great! Thanks!


PC is Intel Core i5 6400, GIgabyte H170 Gaming 3, Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x4GB 2400Mhz ,Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB, WD Blue 1TB, NZXT S340, ASUS Geforce GTX 960. Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W. http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/793XNG. Graphics card choices don't always have to be dictated on performance. If you want the game stream and power consumption of the GTX 970 get that. If you want raw performance of the R9 390 get that. In the end we are all gamers, so what if your buddy gets an extra 5 fps? 

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old school gaming :)

How old, 10 years ago, 20?


PC is Intel Core i5 6400, GIgabyte H170 Gaming 3, Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x4GB 2400Mhz ,Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB, WD Blue 1TB, NZXT S340, ASUS Geforce GTX 960. Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W. http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/793XNG. Graphics card choices don't always have to be dictated on performance. If you want the game stream and power consumption of the GTX 970 get that. If you want raw performance of the R9 390 get that. In the end we are all gamers, so what if your buddy gets an extra 5 fps? 

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Loved those two.

 

DId you know in Mechwarrior 2, you could shut off your engine while in the air and you mech would still fly forever (in a straight line)... it would also clip objects and allow you to pass through walls.

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Loved those two.

Mad Cat/Mad Cat Mk ii

 

stomping fun

 

eat my dual Clan LRM20s


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Changed my build!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-4200 3.3GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-HT2-28PK-R1 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($153.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $302.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-26 12:58 EST-0500
 

The FX-4200 along with the Cooler Master RR CPU cooler allows for some overclocking, possibly beating some of the i3's. Having an AMD R9 280 is also a huge bonus over the R9 270/X

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Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($41.98 @ Newegg) 

Memory: Pareema 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($28.99 @ Newegg) 

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card  ($169.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Total: $303.95

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-25 15:13 EST-0500

 

Chose the Pentium over an i3 because when overclocked it (should) perform better than any i3 that I could fit into the budget, and it gave me just enough for a 270x! :)

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This is a tough one

side note: Can I still join this build off even if i broke the rule in the last build off (I'm sorry about that, and it will never happen again)

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Changed my build!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-4200 3.3GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-HT2-28PK-R1 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($153.99 @ NCIX US)

Total: $302.95

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-26 12:58 EST-0500

 

The FX-4200 along with the Cooler Master RR CPU cooler allows for some overclocking, possibly beating some of the i3's. Having an AMD R9 280 is also a huge bonus over the R9 270/X

 

 

 

 
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($41.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Pareema 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($28.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card  ($169.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $303.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-25 15:13 EST-0500
 
Chose the Pentium over an i3 because when overclocked it (should) perform better than any i3 that I could fit into the budget, and it gave me just enough for a 270x! :)

 

Entered.

 

This is a tough one

side note: Can I still join this build off even if i broke the rule in the last build off (I'm sorry about that, and it will never happen again)

Yes, just don't do it again, or else.


"If it has tits or tires, at some point you will have problems with it." -@vinyldash303

this is probably the only place i'll hang out anymore: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/274320-the-long-awaited-car-thread/

 

Current Rig: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, Abit IN9-32MAX nForce 680i board, Galaxy GT610 1GB DDR3 gpu, Cooler Master Mystique 632S Full ATX case, 1 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA and 1x200gb Maxtor SATA drives, 1 LG SATA DVD drive, Windows 10. All currently runs like shit :D 

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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2PT Micro ATX LGA775 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 





Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card  ($153.99 @ NCIX US) 

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $0.00) 

Other: Vantech ION2+ 500w PSU (Purchased For $0.00)

Total: $300.96

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-27 05:44 EST-0500

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor  ($100.76 @ Ebay) (Snapshot at time of Post: HERE)


Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($44.99 @ SuperBiiz) 



Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card  ($62.00 @ Ebay) (Snapshot at time of Post: HERE)

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $0.00) 

PSU: Vantec ION2+ 500w

Other: Molex to 6-pin connector ($3.98) (Snapshot at time of Post: HERE)

Other: Molex to 6-pin connector ($3.98) (Snapshot at time of Post: HERE)

Total: $304.18

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Shipping of Ebay Items included in price total at the time of Post.

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-27 09:33 EST-0500

 

This was a toughy.

 

First thing people will probably complain about is Ebay. This assumes I bid the price stated, and won. For the card, I myself am running two GTX 570's purchased at 50 bucks shipped, so I know the price is reasonable. The chip was me cheaping out on 5 dollars to buy it new. It's a buy it now, so no bidding, and it assumes I bought that last one. The Molex to 6-pins are for the 570, and since the PSU doesn't have any that I could find from searching, and  looking at his pictures, I assumed it had none, and covered my bases. Cheaper than a new PSU! Everything else is PartPicker, new, shiny, woo.

 

First Build-off Hype.

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ok now voting is live!!!

 

good luck and vote away


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CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($111.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Motherboard: Biostar H61MGV3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard  ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz) 

Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($51.99 @ Amazon) 

Video Card: HIS Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card  ($102.98 @ Newegg) 

Total: $301.94

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-04 08:04 EST-0500

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I realize the submission deadline is already over but this is what I would have done for $305. I actually just found out about this after scrapyard wars so I participated in the vote but wanted to share what I would have done :) Let me know what you all think.
 

 
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor  ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($44.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Team Elite 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($25.99 @ Newegg) 
Other: HIS IceQ HD 7950 - $10 off with promo TODAY ($139.00) (as of 2pm march 4th 2015)
Total: $304.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-04 15:12 EST-0500
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I know that the deadline is over, but this is what I would have done with $305. Let me know what  you guys think :D

 

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz) For overclocking

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2PT Micro ATX LGA775 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon) For DDR3 memory

Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC) 

PSU: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply($39.99 @ NCIX US)

GPU: Radeon XFX​ HD 6970 2​ GB Graphi​cs Card(Used)($99.90 + 6.49 shipping @ Amazon)

Base total before rebates $329.33             After rebates $304.33

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I know that the deadline is over, but this is what I would have done with $305. Let me know what  you guys think :D

 

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz) For overclocking

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2PT Micro ATX LGA775 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon) For DDR3 memory

Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC) 

PSU: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply($39.99 @ NCIX US)

GPU: Radeon XFX​ HD 6970 2​ GB Graphi​cs Card(Used)($99.90 + 6.49 shipping @ Amazon)

Base total before rebates $329.33             After rebates $304.33

I'd say if you're going to get a new Mobo you'd be better off getting a new CPU. A modern cheap $55 pentium + $45 mobo will blow the overclocked core 2 out of the water. Coupled with a cheap 4GB stick of RAM should put the build at about the same price, Take off the SSD and you have another 4 gigs of RAM with an HD 7950 as i posted above WITH a new PSU... Correct me if I'm wrong in totaling this all up.

*Edit: the 8GB of RAM would put the budget over too much

I do like the idea of sneaking in an SSD and reusing that old CPU as it should still pair with a 6970 decently, not to mention ditching that dated PSU in the original system.

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