Description

So my boss asked me if I could build a computer for his wife, and that all she does is play Minecraft. That's okay, I had plenty of spare parts lying around. So I went ahead and built it.

Sure, this PC isn't going to be playing Ghost Recon Wildlands in 4K, but it can handle Minecraft perfectly (between 40 to 60 FPS). The 7770 itself is also still a capable GPU. It can't play everything in HD, but between 900p and 1080p, this card can still handle it.

Anyways, my parts choices are down to what I had lying around.

The case, have no idea what it is, got it at my second job. For the power supply, it ain't nothing to write home about. A 350w Power Man unit, gets the job done though.

Overall, she's been happy with this build, which is all that matter.

Part Reviews

CPU

Still a decently capable CPU. Sure, this isn't the highest end Core 2 Quad, but it works.

Motherboard

Only two RAM slots, I have other Micro ATX boards with 4 slots. Get's the job done though.

Memory

It's DDR2 RAM, it's Crucial. My go to brand is Crucial, so there.

Storage

Only gets four stars cause I pulled it out of my original laptop I had and it hasn't died yet.

Video Card

Like I said, the 7770 is still a decent GPU, and XFX is usually a good brand, but this one just likes to run extra spicy for some reason.

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Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

Pretty nice, I used to have a machine with close specs to this, but this was when I did not know much about tech and the HDD died, so I thought the whole PC was dead and got rid of it

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh man, lol. That sucks.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

it does, i am angry at myself every time I think of it

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I would be too. If it helps at all, I'm angry at you too.

:P

jk.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't blame you, it had a q8400 with 8gb of ddr2, I also put a gt 730 from it, but I did know well enough to rescue that

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Ouch

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow that is cheap.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, not to bad. I bet it could handle some other titles besides Minecraft as well.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run crysis?

jk

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

Actually...

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Its nice to see someone who doesn't spend $5000 on a PC

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I love doing budget builds.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Was expecting a Q6600, but then I saw you had a Quad

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Q6600 is a Quad. But I have a Q8200 instead.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant E6600 haha

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, lol

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great starter build! I've heard that the Q8*** series is pretty good for gaming, even right now!

What are your framerates?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Between 40 and 60 in Minecraft. That's all she plays

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Seems pretty good.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

slanted HDD :( wai

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Because, why not?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, dude, when I first say this, im like WOW, cause im a Minecrafter myself, and this build is insanely cheap, nice recycling!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it's what I do.
I'm actually working on yet another recycled build. I just upgraded my PC so I'm moving some parts around and making a PC for my mom.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for this awesome build but i need to give a -1 for the janky PSU

if possible 4GB will do wonders over 2GB of RAM even for 32bit OS

One of my customer's PC has 2GB of RAM and was painfully slow because it eating up all the RAM even with Windows 7 32bit.

I installed 6GB and Windows 7 64 bit and its now much better

about the Q6600 vs the Q8200

your will be surprised that the Q6600 is faster when both are OC to 3GHz because of the larger L2 cache on the Q6600 at 8MB vs the Q8200 4MB

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using 64 bit Windows 10. I'm also not surprised about the Q6600 being faster, I know it's faster.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm how is the RAM usage?

wont the 2GB RAM be an issue?

On my other HTPC setup with 4GB of RAM

I see it use at least above 2GB at times and I am using a HD5450 as the GPU over the Intel GMA inbuilt

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

If you look at the parts list, you'll notice that I have 4GB of RAM in this build.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

oh stupid me

I was thinking they were the 2GB kits RAM

there was a confusing label stating 2GB but when you install them expecting them to be 4GB, you only get 2GB because they are suppose to be a kit of 2x1GBs

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  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

How is this cancer

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

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