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Cost to build: $226.97 Estimated Selling Price: $450-500 Budget Building at its Finest.
Patience is key. If you wait long enough, the right deal will come to you. This build started after I found a student selling his "half built PC" for $60. The advertisement said it came with an i3 6300, Gigabyte Motherboard, Deepcool DUKASE V2-ATX Tower, and a Seagate 500GB HDD. This was a great deal and I quickly bought it and started to build after finding a 1060 3gb card for $80 and buying the ram, case, and psu on newegg.
I decided to save the Deepcool DUKASE case for a future premium build and bought a newly released Rosewill FBM-X2. The Rosewill case is absolutely gorgeous with and a pleasure to build in. The case also came with a free RGB Gaming mouse which will be handy as a selling point.
The student I bought the deal from had a copy of Windows 10 Home on the hard drive which I used.
Upon completing the build, managing cables, and updating drivers I was confused as to why my program was downloading i5 6500 drivers. I cleaned the dust and old paste from the CPU but never bothered to check the exact chip, I just assumed it was the advertised i3 6300. When I looked into the exact system specs it was a nice surprise to find that the CPU I bought in the $60 combo deal was actually an i5 6500!
This meant I was able to sell the computer for a higher price because even the idea of an i3 will turn heads away.
I will update with sale price when it's bought :)