Description

Greetings fellow PC building enthusiasts!

It's time for another used parts build! I purchased all of these parts used online through eBay/Craigslist/Reddit with the exception of the case fans, CPU cooler and Windows license. I'm finally dwindling down my collection of used parts that are cluttering up my closet, only a few more builds to go and I should have it all cleared out lol

Initially, I was worried that the FX-8320 would be a significant bottleneck but it pairs really well with the GTX 670! I'm happy with the overclock I was able to get on the CPU as well, it definitely helps out even though I kept the GPU speeds stock. The 16GB of DRAM isn't really necessary but for the XSplit and OBS streaming tests I ran it helped out with the extra applications, Google Chrome tabs, etc. that I had running.

The Corsair case was a real score, there was a student at Sonoma State that recently upgraded his rig and was selling it for cheap! The Rosewill PSU was a crazy good deal (on Reddit hardwareswap) for an 80+ Platinum rated unit, semi-modular too!

Performance wise it does really well, slightly better than my last build (a week or two ago) that had a Quad Core 860K + R9 280X. It runs most modern games (I tested Doom, Overwatch, Dark Souls 3, League of Legends and Fallout 4) at well over 60 FPS in High settings in 1080p. I'm pretty happy with the performance and I'm selling it locally to someone that is interested in breaking into the PC Gaming world on the cheap.

Thanks for looking and sorry for the brief description, feel free to speak up if you have any questions or comments! -Brandon

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 5 points

" Oh I member!"

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes!!! You got it! LOL

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Blast from the past. Is your CPU cooler oriented the wrong way? Ah nvm you have top fan. Pretty cool though. Nice clean build.

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

I see what you did there: "Pretty COOL" ;)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice catch! Yeah, for whatever reason some CPU coolers need to be mounted this way on AMD boards because of the way the cooler is installed. I would have like for it to be installed "vertically" but the look is growing on me. I think it might help with removing some heat from the top of the GPU and northbridge heatsink as well, this build has been running pretty cool for an overclocked 8320!

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Good budget gamer

Thumbs up.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks brother, I appreciate it!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy cow, soldier. 23 builds! I'm beginning checking them out now.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I love these "junk" builds, especially when they're done as well as this. Great intro-to-gaming rig!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch!! Hopefully I don't have to do many more, I know some people might be getting sick of them lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I would recommend getting sleeved cables for your 24pin connector. It will make the build look alot nicer and take away the ugly rainbow colors. This company makes amazing looking sleeved cables! Check them out! https://mainframecustom.com/shop/custom-sleeved-extensions/24pin-sleeved-cable-extension/

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I totally agree, thanks for the recommendation! Maybe I'll try this on my next "junk build" to see if it helps sell the rig lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya you can get some cheap ones on Amazon , mine still work fine anyways lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

23 Builds

Must be a walk in parts closet :P

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I know right?!?! I have a hoarding problem lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Takes me back.... Awesome build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks brother!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm new to PC gaming and builds, idk if you know this but would this be able to run Rainbow Six: Siege?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely! After looking up the minimum/reccomended requirements I can confidently say that a build similar to this would run it rather well in 1080p lo

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Some days I swear, your closet must lead into a Microcenter old stock room lol. Nice build, those C70's are a beautiful case

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously man, my wife is ready to have our downstairs closet back lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I member too when AMD and gaming were in the same sentence and battling for pole position, now where did I put those berries?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right? Hopefully Ryzen will help AMD RISE AGAIN wink wink (I know, bad joke lol)

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

You have a knack for these builds. This looks good and certainly performs. Green is always a choice color on builds. Good overclock too.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Make AMD great again?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I member! I still have my GTX 660ti in it's box. It's still a decent card, but it seems like 2gb of vram is quickly becoming not enough to play the newest games, so I bit the bullet and bought the 4gb version of the r9 380. It's a great card for 1080p gaming, which is all I do, so I'm happy with the purchase.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

That 670 performance is impressive for 2017 :O

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

hey! ive been wanting to build a pc for the longest now, i want to play overwatch, would this be a good build for it? also is it loud? what could i upgrade on this build to make it better? i got the money i just want a simple nice looking build and this looks nice, sorry im new to this stuff, i could use any tips. thanks.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot!