So this PC has quite the story behind it. It is my 3rd build so far. My 1st build can be found here, my 2nd build was for a friend and isn't on here, and my 4th build was also for a friend.
Anyway, this PC was born out of a Dell Optiplex 7010 with a broken hard drive that I received for free from a school. I replaced the HDD with my 2TB WD Green and replaced the Radeon HD 7470 with an RX 550 Low Profile from MSI, and I installed Windows 10 Pro. (Don't worry I didn't pirate it, had a spare key) The CPU, mobo, RAM, PSU, ODD, case fan, case, speaker and keyboard are all from the school. The earbuds are my friend's (I'll get to him later) and the headphones are an extra pair I have, same with the mouse.
This PC is going to be a gift to my friend who is a PS4 gamer who wants to make the switch to PC. He's been saving for awhile but doesn't make a lot of money so he can't afford to get a good PC. I'll give this to him and with the money he has, I'll help him get an SSD and another 4GB of RAM. For the monitor he will be using a 1080p TV.
The pictures of this build don't show the RX 550 in the PC, they were taken before I put it in.
I only spent $90 on this PC (had to buy the RX 550) so I would say it's a pretty budget PC :) The actual "build" itself was quite easy, just swapping out the HDD and the GPU. I also cleaned out the CPU cooler, the fans, the HDD bays, and the mobo heatsinks, then installed windows and a couple games on Steam. I will post benchmarks later.
Will update with more pics and benchmarks once I give this to my friend and help him set it up. I think this will be a good little budget console killer rig and will help my friend make the switch to PC once and for all. He only really plays Overwatch, Starcraft, and CSGO, so I think all the specs it has right now will cut it, and I will be telling him to prioritize getting more RAM and an SSD before upgrading any other parts.
Pretty good performance considering its age and only having 2 cores.
Does its job. BIOS is ugly and hard to navigate, so one star off for that. Can't really complain cause it's free.
An old hard drive that's still pretty fast, considering it's 5400RPM. I wouldn't recommend using it as a boot drive tho. (temporary measure till we can get an SSD)
Great budget card! If your PSU isn't 250W like the one in this PC, get the RX 560 or 1050 Ti instead. One star off because it's only like $20 cheaper than the RX 560 which is much better but draws more power.
Does its job. Only used it to install windows, so IDK how fast/reliable it is long term.
It's windows. I hate the ads, but at least it looks clean and isn't a pain to navigate around.
Piece of junk. This was free so I can't really complain, but it gets super dusty and the keys have this weird angle to them. Also, the cable is unusually short.
My old, junky headphones. They don't have a mic, the sound bleeds out so everyone around you can hear, they're uncomfortable, and they don't have inline controls. I'm giving these to my friend only because he has earbuds and not real headphones.