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Used i7 Budget Gaming PC, [BUILD LOG] [COMPLETE]

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello Everybody, thanks for reading!

 

So I have been wanting to build another PC again lately. I've built an absolute ton for other people and probably like 9-10 for myself, keep selling them as I don't have time for them or something else comes up. I knew I didn't want to dump a crazy about of cash into it but I wanted something to build that would take some time and look good.

 

I was originally going to go with something like a R3-1200g and just keep the budget low for new parts, but I wanted a better bang for my back. One thing to keep in mind is I already had 4x240gb SSD's that I will be using in RAID 0 for main storage and OS. I began looking at the used market. Stumbled across this:

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Specs:

Core I7-4770k

RAM: 16 GBs Corsair Vengence 1600 Mhz ddr3

Storage: 1tb HDD + 500 GB Samsung 850 evo

GPU: EVGA 970 4gb(3.5 gb looool)

Mobo: ASrock Fatality z97 killer

PSU: Corsair Hx650w Semi Modular

Case: Antec something or other

 

Included a 24" BenQ 60Hz TN panel display, a Razer DeathAdder Chroma, and a hp generic keyboard.

 

He had it posted for $700

I took it home for $400 cash and picked up without an OS and let him keep his storage drives.

I took that build home,

 

1st Step was to get it out of the Antec case, between the dust build up and just the general meh of the older style case I wanted something nicer, removed all the components and swapped it over the a Corsair Carbide 275r Tempered glass(white), threw in my SSD's and a hyper 212 evo that I already had on hand. You'll notice 2 out of my 4 SSD's are not plugged in at all, I setup the first two(mounted in the back in RAID 0 and I have not plugged in the other 2 yet(lazy-ness?)

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Up next was the desk setup. I needed a desk as I did not have one anymore(gave it away at some point)

I ordered this L-Shaped Tempered glass desk, it was cheap, and fit in the space that I needed(I had about 52 inches to work with and wanted tempered glass+L-shape.

 

I also picked up a Corsair Void Pro wireless headset, currently my favorite headset and is pretty cheap too, with a Clamp style headset holder to put on the desk.

 

Up next was to focus a little more on the cosmetic side of things for the tower(On a budget :D )

  • Ordered some Cheap RGB Light strips, controlled by a RF Remote. (They will probs always be set to white, but wanted to be able to change it up.)
  • Ordered a EVGA Powerlink for my GTX 970, however the 970 is a 6x6 power input setup and the power link is only setup for 8x8 or 8x6 out of the box, so I had to order an additional 6pin adaptor, once I got that it worked great.
  • Ordered some CHEAP White Braided Cables for the power supply. Turned out to be pretty good quality.
  • Threw in an ASUS WIFI+BT Card with an external antennae. Idk why but I wanted the external xD           SPEEDS IN SPOILER:
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Here are some pictures of the completed PC setup:

 

All in I think I spent 500-600 bucks, not including the desk.

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All assembled it looks great and runs pretty much anything I've attempted to throw at it. Very happy with this build.

 

 

What are your thoughts?

 

 

 

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Hey guys! Quick update as some things have changed. 

I got a h60 liquid cooler for black friday(30 buckaroonies) and some cable brackets for extra freshness. 

I also got a killer deal on a MSI 1070 Gaming X, I traded someone my 970+$100 because they were in a bind. 

 

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Thanks for reading! 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

I7-4770k OC to 4.2 GHz CoolerMaster 212 - 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHZ Corsair - 4x240 GB Intel SSD - 1x2TB WD HDD - MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X - Corsair Carbide 275R Tempered 

LTT Build Log | PCPP Build Log

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Sorry if I stop responding, I've probably gotten busy as I mostly am only on here while working.

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nice!, especially for 400$. I would recommend getting a better cooler so you can overclock to 4.5 and above.


Hello! Feel free to PM me anything. Here's my stuff below!

PC (Main)

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CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400 SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TGPSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz Webcam: Logitech C920 Keyboard: Modded FC660M | Mouse: G305

 

NAS:

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Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10

Seagate 5TB external SMR 2.5" HDD

MS Office 365 - 1TB Onedrive

 

Phone/Tablet:

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iPhone XR 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

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Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 Ti MacBook Air 13" mid-2012

 

Audio:

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 Audio-Technica AD700X + Modmic 4 KZ ZS10 Pro | Audio-Technica LP120USB Audioengine A2+

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Firewrath9 said:

nice!, especially for 400$. I would recommend getting a better cooler so you can overclock to 4.5 and above.

Yeah! I have been thinking about going liquid(Either AIO or custom just cause)

 

I had the hyper 212 already on hand so I threw it in there, I cannot stand stock intel coolers(load and ugly lol)

 

Thanks man!


 

I7-4770k OC to 4.2 GHz CoolerMaster 212 - 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHZ Corsair - 4x240 GB Intel SSD - 1x2TB WD HDD - MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X - Corsair Carbide 275R Tempered 

LTT Build Log | PCPP Build Log

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Tibon said:

Nice trade, sincerely wishing you a healthy system devoid of bsods and failure for years to come.

Haha thanks man!


 

I7-4770k OC to 4.2 GHz CoolerMaster 212 - 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHZ Corsair - 4x240 GB Intel SSD - 1x2TB WD HDD - MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X - Corsair Carbide 275R Tempered 

LTT Build Log | PCPP Build Log

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Sorry if I stop responding, I've probably gotten busy as I mostly am only on here while working.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

========== UPDATE ===================

 

Hey guys! Quick update as some things have changed. 

I got a h60 liquid cooler for black friday(30 buckaroonies) and some cable brackets for extra freshness. 

I also got a killer deal on a MSI 1070 Gaming X, I traded someone my 970+$100 because they were in a bind. 

 

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I7-4770k OC to 4.2 GHz CoolerMaster 212 - 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHZ Corsair - 4x240 GB Intel SSD - 1x2TB WD HDD - MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X - Corsair Carbide 275R Tempered 

LTT Build Log | PCPP Build Log

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Sorry if I stop responding, I've probably gotten busy as I mostly am only on here while working.

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