Description

"Previous PC."

Due to the urge for GAMING decided to use these for the meantime while still saving money for my First Build PC (after a decade) bought a good deal from my company SCRAP an HP Elitedesk 8300 CMT for $80.00 (includes i7, 4GB, 1x500GB HDD, 24"monitor). Added 4GB more, SSD (for more faster boot-up), 1x500GB more (for downloads and stuff), got an ASUS GTX 1050ti from a local store. I've been using this for 2-3 years now. Played all games on High Settings. Didn't have any problem except that since it's using a proprietary board and PSU its been restricted for some upgrading. Removed DVD and Speaker and Tidy Up!

Update: Already purchase everything on my First Build PC will be uploading anytime soon.

Update: Found a very cheap PC case , upgraded the Motherboard(Asus P6H67) and finally PSU (Corsair VS450). Upgraded the OS to Windows 10 Professional.

Part Reviews

Video Card

Did handle my games in High - Ultra High Settings. Very Quiet. Very low power consumption. No additional power (6pin/8pin) required. Perfect for Proprietary CPU's.

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome! I love slapping graphics cards in these older hp/dell machines and cleaning them up. I'm currently using one myself as my daily driver and loving it! +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

...and still catch up with those AAA Games!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I like the re purpose of older hardware!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool build! I cant see why it would need an upgrade really. I would probably cheap case and PSU, just so its more of a no compromise build, and would then have a much easier upgrade path. But thats not important for now if its working +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup! Planning on upgrading the case, board and the PSU but not anytime soon.. That's all what I think is left to do. Thanks for looking!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, not really necessary! Nice buy for $80

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice beefed up brand-name prebuilt!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Ivy Bridge is still very much a competent architecture. Should last you quite some time.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, i agree.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice set up for what it costs, that Ivy Bridge is still got some life left in it, and the 1050Ti is a great bang for buck upgrade.

+1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

lucky find.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I've always wanted to get an old PC and throw a GPU into it to see it's true potential. Also, I would love to get a 1050ti, but funds make that impossible.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope you live in Canadia because $215 for a 1050ti is a rip off (1060 3gb are cheaper)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

was supposed to buy the 750ti, then just heard they've already release the 1050ti. That was the initial price back then. Don't have any choice cant do much with that proprietary PSU.