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I call this build MUTT because it has parts from a previous PC I owned and some used parts I bought online. So I never built any type of PC in my entire life nor have I modified or messed with any units before. I've purchased a couple computers from BestBuy back in the day and a couple used online but that's about it. I also never really PC gamed I've always been a console gamer. So I became interested in building a pc just to play a game that I've been watching people stream for a while now and that is Playerunkowns Batllegrounds. My previous pc had a amd athlon x4 640 and I was never going to be able to play that game with that so I decided to look for parts online. I found a nice combo deal for the MOBO/CPU/After market cooler asking price was $120 I managed to get the seller down to $80 so that's why the pricing is as listed. Then I was looking for a GPU and came across this used MSI GTX 750 TI 2gb OC asking price was $60 I got the seller down to $30 it was listed for 2 months and didn't sell. Then I needed ram since I had ddr3 12gb 3x4gb sticks but they were 1033mhz or something that low and I knew I needed as least 8gb of 1600+ minimum so I looked online and found a seller asking $60 for the patriot viper 3 16gb 2x8gb sticks I offered $40 and he accepted. Now for the rest of the stuff, I already owned. This case is a really old Thermaltake case which I had from an older pc. I leave the sides opened for better air cooling lol is that even smart to do? I also have a asus 24in monitor, logitech mouse and keyboard combo, but I recently ordered a HAVIT Rainbow Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo from Amazon so excited for that to come in. Also already owned a 1tb seagate barracuda 7200 from my previous pc and lg cd/dvd burner. There is also another cd/dvd reader but it's not hooked up I have it there to fill the blank slot. When I bought the pc it never came with the plastic covers to the case. So that's how the parts came together. As for how the system runs. I think it's great for what I've paid so far. I do want to get a better MOBO eventually so I can maximize what I have as far as OC. I plan on buying a better case for better cable management as well. So far I've only played PUBG and CS GO and they both run good I can play CS GO on max settings and I play PUBG on LOW settings as the game is quite buggy still. I want to get some better cooling I'm just not sure what to buy? Also any input is greatly appreciated.

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Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice scavenging! a genuinely decent PC for $150 is impressive.

lol yeah don't leave the sides open though. Buy a fan for like 10 bucks off amazon and thank me every time your system doesn't crash.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm happy with the outcome and I will definitely put the sides back on and put a fan on the side. I want the air blowing out right?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Generally, you want air moving from front to back. Have an intake fan or two at the front of your case and exhaust at the back of your case. It's not a big deal but it will extend the life of your parts and keep everything running smoothly.

So, take cool air in at the front, and blow hot air out the back.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I'm purchasing a 120mm for the front and a new 80mm for the back.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, nice bang for buck,what kind of PSU is that???

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honestly I'm not sure it's from my older pc. I'll check when I get home.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, budget building at its finest. Last time I checked, this wasn't Scrapyard Wars.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

lol I was on a $400 budget and I know I could of done better but I was happy to go way under my budget.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Really great job pulling all this together! I have to give you credit, I could not have done this good myself, so props to you mate.

Great build for the price and I think once they optimize PUBG you will be able to run it very well.

In the next year or so, I would recommend upgrading your graphics card to maybe a 1050 Ti as your old card will be about 4 years old.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm hoping the updates let me run the game smoother! I want to definitely get a better gpu in the near future. I was looking at rx 470.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay sweet man, yeah great choice. I personally like Nvidia more, but go with what you prefer. 750 Ti will probably last you another year, MAYBE.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

The RX 470 is a much better choice than the GTX 1050ti, so keep your eyes set on that.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build for the price! Did you take any benchmarks?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know how to do any of that stuff. Can you recommend me any sites where I can post results?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Usually results are posted automatically through the apps you use

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

this price make me cry. Excellent job well done.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

what is PUBG ?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Playerunknowns battlegrounds pc game.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

ahh It seems to be getting pretty friggin popular

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice looking build! And amazing performance for $150 dollars! +1