Greetings Fellow PC Building Enthusiasts!
It's been a bit since I've uploaded a budget build but I've actually been hard at work so I'll be backlogging a few PC's over the next few days!
This first one is a build I did back in the beginning of August with some salvage parts I got off eBay and some other experimental budget parts like the CPU cooler and case. I was able to score the CPU, MOBO and RAM in a combo deal on eBay for about $100 plus shipping so I just divvied up the amounts semi-evenly between those three components on the parts list. The HDD was purchased new online going with the $30-$40 per component theme and I was able to score a new micro-atx case from VIVO for about $40 as well. My local Best Buy had a sale on the EVGA PSU for $29 so I scooped that up and the CPU cooler was a gamble (since I had never used upHere components before) but it worked out great for the locked Sandy Bridge i5!
Top it off with a competent 2GB GTX 660 from EVGA and you've got yourself a great entry level PC for Fortnite, League and even Overwatch! I originally had a GTX 660ti in there (that's what you see in most of the pictures) but it was acting up (lots of artifacting) so I swapped it out with the GTX 660 and I've had no issues since then lol
All in all I kept it under $290 so I was able to slap a cheap $10 strip of programmable LED's to jazz it up, I really dig the way it turned out! The kid who has it now plays of lot of Battle Royale/Survival games on it and he's been pretty happy with the performance.
I was surprised by how well the Sandy Bridge i5's still hold up and the GTX 660 was not too bad either, great budget build.
Let me know if you have any questions, thanks for reading! -Brandon