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what is the absolute CHEAPEST PC build you've done (cannot be a modded workstation, must be built with bought parts)

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Just a quick lil fun question

 

The cheapest i've ever done is a $310 build for this rando featuring the Celeron G5900 & a GT730.

 

Don't question why I went LGA1200.

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3 hours ago, slyxndree said:

Just a quick lil fun question

 

The cheapest i've ever done is a $310 build for this rando featuring the Celeron G5900 & a GT730.

 

Don't question why I went LGA1200.

Used parts I"ve done 200$ builds before. Ivy Bridge Xeon system though I don't recall the GPU, GTX 660 I think

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4 hours ago, slyxndree said:

Just a quick lil fun question

 

The cheapest i've ever done is a $310 build for this rando featuring the Celeron G5900 & a GT730.

 

Don't question why I went LGA1200.

You went a bit over. I had this put together for something @Radium_Angeland I were going to do. Only used part was the motherboard that needed a new socket soldered on.

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As it sits though, it was a sub $240 LGA 1200 build with almost all new parts. 

I'm not actually trying to be as grumpy as it seems.

I will find your mentions of Ikea or Gnome and I will /s post. 

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Why is the 5800x so hot?

 

 

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Just a fun question. Cheapest ive ever done was this PC with some old e-waste which technically breaks my own rules, but the total if I bought it new would be $310, featured Celeron G5900 and HD-5450

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I mean you broke the rule soooo

 

My best free pc thus far would be a i7 7820x, x299 asus, 32gb ram,... rgb header was plugged in the wrong eay system would shut down immediatly. Removed that header (which was fried) and it started running. Added a working gpu (gtx 980ti was busted till I fixed a capacitor) and boom worked no problem

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1 minute ago, jaslion said:

I mean you broke the rule soooo

 

My best free pc thus far would be a i7 7820x, x299 asus, 32gb ram,... rgb header was plugged in the wrong eay system would shut down immediatly. Removed that header (which was fried) and it started running. Added a working gpu (gtx 980ti was busted till I fixed a capacitor) and boom worked no problem

I broke the rules to give an example 😅😅😅

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I legit thought I dreamed this thread was a thing yesterday.

That messed with my head big time.

I'm not actually trying to be as grumpy as it seems.

I will find your mentions of Ikea or Gnome and I will /s post. 

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Why is the 5800x so hot?

 

 

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Just now, setsakara said:

I broke the rules to give an example 😅😅😅

Hey I put a new gpu in it! Counts right? 😛

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1 minute ago, IkeaGnome said:

I legit thought I dreamed this thread was a thing yesterday.

That messed with my head big time.

I saw that post but it didnt really get any views so I re-did it for him

 

edit: its pure coincidence we both used the G5900

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i got a free pc from school with dual xeons and 24gb of ram.

thats pretty good ig?

 

hahaha fun question btw!

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That'd be my first build. A6-5400K, Gigabyte A68HM-DS2H, 8GB DDR3, Diablotek case + 400W PSU.

 

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14 hours ago, JoHeJo06 said:

i got a free pc from school with dual xeons and 24gb of ram.

thats pretty good ig?

 

hahaha fun question btw!

Xeons are workstation-grade processors, and 24GB is more than what I currently have. Thats a MASSIVE win.

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15 hours ago, setsakara said:

I saw that post but it didnt really get any views so I re-did it for him

 

edit: its pure coincidence we both used the G5900

What case and cooler did you use? I used the ThermalTake N24 and this weird COOLERMASTER 92mm top flow cooler.

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1 hour ago, slyxndree said:

Xeons are workstation-grade processors, and 24GB is more than what I currently have. Thats a MASSIVE win.

hahaha i know but it isnt a big win.  it has dual X5570 processors, these things were released in 2009, so its old af.  its a total of 8c/16t but if you enable smt in the bios, the system crashes:/

and lets not talk about the fact that a modern quad core processor absolutely SMOKES these two processors together, while pulling 40W instead of 300W.

the 24gb of ram is pretty good tho and it came with some drives, but they got wiped.

 

the obvious thing to do was throwing linux on it hahahah

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