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YO Whats up its ya boy. Today im gonna show you my rig that I built for $25 Thanks for checking the build out and let me know in the comments what you think. All feed back is appreciated. I put a lot of hardwork and thinking into this build. Jk :)

I bought a 1080 27" 60 Hz monitor off of the letgo app for $30!!! But that's not the good part. He gave me his old rig for free!! yes free. There was one problem however. It didn't come with a hardrive or gpu and only had 4gigs of ram! Time to dig into the old ram bucket. (lol) managed to find 2x4 ddr3 sticks that work perfectly. also took a 500g out of a old living computer as well as the gpu. 8600gt. I soon found out that wasnt going to cut it so what do I do?

I look on letgo again :) Found a 560 non ti for $25!! Can you believe it? get home and find out that the psu only has one 6 pin long enough for the card and I need two. hmm.. I can order a $15 splitter to make a 6x2 pin. Or I can whip out the tool box and cut a short one and put it on the 1x6 pin cable for free... I choose you! Thank you wire experience :)

Now to the hard drive haha. Boot it up and realize its 90% full and running vista. hmm not gonna work is it? Guess its time to try one of those $20 windows 10 key right? Nope! Found out you can get windows 10 for free by skipping the key wow! So I load my usb and try to load windows 10 on my hardrive. and you'll find this funny, it takes off my vista but keeps everything else and give an error saying I don't have the necessary files. Well lets try and clean install instead. no luck... Luckily I am so smart with computers and I knew how to use google! big props to my main man Bob for making an article for wiping a hardrive through cmd. Time to download!

TL:DR ( Computer was a pain but I ended up fixing it. )

Benchmarks below ->

World of Warcraft

Runs at high settings 60+ fps

League of Legends

Runs at ultra settings 200+ fps

Black ops 3

Med settings 60+ fps

CS:GO

Runs at highest settings 150+ fps

Part Reviews

Power Supply

Works really well! runs pretty quiet after cleaning it up. Only had one 6 pin long enough for gpu, so I had to do some modifications to add another 6 pin

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  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

oh my god a Q9550 rig for free ??? you lucky ******* you

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This makes me feel bad about my budget build.

I think I see a second PCI-E slot closer to the PSU...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It wouldn't reach there either, but even if it did I wouldn't want it there because my GPU would get WAY hotter. And this thing is a beast already.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That PSU has FOUR yes 4 GPU power connectors and all will easily reach that spot. Why the hell you cut the cables up is beyond me.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Checked it again, and it was a different psu. Rip And this does still have 4x6 position connectors, but they were to power different cables that plugged to other things. So I extended it :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

but they were to power different cables that plugged to other things

Nope, they connect ONLY to GPUs. You had no need to hack it up at all.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I said it was a different gpu. It was just a build for fun. Lets be happy here. :) I had a blast doing it, and it was an experience for the books!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Noice PC, but you should work with your cable management. :3

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, it came like that. Sooner or later ill go buy some zip ties and freshen it up a bit. I have no real building experience :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

nioce

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes sir. You can polish a turd! I like it. Electrical tape and all. For $25 if it lasts a week its golden. This is actually a really great job. Its not pretty at all, but damn $25. Hell yeah.

Thumbs up

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Well all completed builds have to be approved by a pcpp admin :) and thanks I used the $25 electrical tape not the cheap stuff so it wont melt. found a fold up table for my desk out of the dumpster ready to go!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Im also thinking of removing the whole right side cages and just mount the hard drive with some Velcro or maybe even super glue it cause y not right?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol awesome

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

could you use CPU-Z ID to verify the mobo model?

It looks like a Gigabyte P45 board but with DDR3 support

the Q9550 should have a max clock of 2.83GHz but your HWMonitor shows only 2GHz?

did you install the chipset drivers?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It is an ep45, good eyes! however, I think it is changing the ram to ddr2 because they are running at 400Mhz instead of 800Mhz. And now I haven't! thanks for noticing, I wonder if this will boost performance at all.. So from my reserch it looks like its cause my ram is not the same. not sure if 8gig at 2.0 cpu speed would be better than 4 gig at 2.8

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

that is a DDR2 board.

o.0 how did you manage to run DDR3 on it???

http://www.gigabyte.sg/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3137#dl

download the drivers in the link above, Use the Windows 7 64bit driver

The reason for noticing the mobo is because I am using the Gigabyte EP45-UD3 board as well on my QX6800 build.

DDR2 800MHz RAM are what I run with and but the quirk here is that it has Kingston and Geil RAM running together but no memory errors.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

idk what board it is so OP may be able to help you better but a lot of 775 boards from the later generations have 2x DDR2 and 2x DDR3 sockets, my old one did as well so maybe this one also does ?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

so it is actually running at 800mhz. It's weird it worked but it just managed to downsize them to ddr2 800. They are actually ddr3 1600

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

can you pose pictures of the RAM you used?

the board is purely DDR2

and DDR3 have different pin outs and keying of the notch

no way they could fit.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

the first picture has the mobo model printed on it

GA-EP45-UD3P are only DDR2 board and the pin outs and keying for DDR2 and DDR3 are vastly different

how OP manage to fit DDR3 without killing the RAM or mobo is beyond me

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm, I may be wrong ill check rq!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run Crysis?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sadly going to ask what the benchmarks are for ROBLOX and Minecraft... lol

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

found your comment on youtube. i may actually buy this but can you post some gameplay benchmarks on youtube?!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

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