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Greetings Fellow PC Building Enthusiasts!

This was a very low budget build that I made as a Christmas gift for a 15 year old in my neighborhood. He wants to start playing games like League of Legends, DotA2 and CS:GO but his parents didn't have a lot of money to spend, used parts to the rescue! They got a hold of me and we started looking at which parts we could get for cheap before Christmas, turns out there was a good amount of stuff floating around lol

We scooped up an older LGA1155 mobo (non-overclockable) to go with an i7-2600S that I was hanging onto for an HTPC build that never panned out, then we slapped a cheap stick of 8GB DRR3-1600 RAM on there and called it a day! The HD 7870 was actually a sweet find because my friend (who recently upgraded to a newer card) had it sitting around his house, threw him some cash for it and that was pretty much it!

The 1TB HDD, Case and PSU are all new but they were purchased at very good prices to keep the cost down. All in all the build came to around $350 for the hardware and it performs very respectably!

I didn't get a chance to run many benchmarks because of the quick turnaround time but the 7870 performed just as well as it should have since the i7 wasn't holding it back at all lol

Thanks for reading, feel free to hit me up with any questions/comments if you feel like it! -Brandon

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I've never heard anything about these S and T series processors, are they any good? I want to recommend my friend a prebuilt because he doesn't want to mess up his PC even though I offered to build it for him...

Anyways, nice build!

+1!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

Yeah, the T and S series CPU's are generally just slightly downclocked versions of their stock counterparts. They're used in systems that have smaller power supplies and require less power/heat dissipation so they can be run on relatively low supporting hardware. I've used the S and or T models of a CPU twice in the past and haven't had any issues with them performance wise, they're usually much cheaper too!

Hope that helps!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Once you do upgrade, if in a budget, I recommend the GTX 960, GTX 1050Ti or a RX 560! CPU wise, I recommend a Ryzen 3 1200 or a Pentium G4560!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a feeling that someone is going to enjoy this years christmas. :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I7 2600 still have power and much gaming left in it. Many good entertainment to had with this system.Excellent Christmas gift!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty good budget build, I'm sure the kid will enjoy entering the pc world.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I hope the kid likes it!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool bro! The CPU and GPU could be better, but still really good!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

They certainly could be! lol The parents had a strict budget though so I had to do the best I could for around $350 under a relatively short time period.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a very respectable little build you got there! My computer build has the same case and a similar mini ATX motherboard from Asus, cheap but reliable. AMD makes some pretty good tech as well, I have an AMD black edition FX 8300, was on sale for $100 on Newegg back in May, would suggest getting that and some more ram possibly in the future. Other than that, nice starting build!

  • 22 months ago
  • -3 points

it look's cool and i also think that PC can only run about 40 SPS i think.

  • 22 months ago
  • 4 points

It is definitely capable of running games, especially esports at over 100 fps. Just because it's old doesn't mean it's bad

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly, it was running Rocket League at high settings in 1080p at over 60 fps and CS:GO was running at over 100 on medium settings so it does really well! The efficiency of the older intel CPU's (2XXX and 3XXX series) is actually pretty surprising, I highly recommend these CPU's for budget builds!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

OK my bad

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