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