Description

Hello Everybody! I've lurked around on here for quite some time and have built 6 or so computers, but have never thought to post my own work. Today, I decided to finally show off one of my budget builds which I have named Frostbyte. I hope you enjoy, and I'll leave a breakdown of my choices below. Thanks! Parts not factored: Antec Case Fans, Tingkam RGB LED Strip, Weyes Mouse, Razer Mouse Pad Will also add some better pics next weekend!

Background Info: The idea for this build started when I saw a custom i3 PC up on eBay for ~$125 shipped, and I felt like that was a deal I couldn't pass up. I bought it, and since then it has evolved into what it is today, which I am proud to call the final product. :p

Will be posting more builds in the future! Thanks for looking!

Part Reviews

CPU

Found this on /r/hardwareswap for $45 shipped, works great so far. Paired with the GTX 950, I can run BF4 @ 1080P with high settings at a constant 60Hz.

CPU Cooler

Saw this on /r/hardwareswap as well. Negotiated it down to $8 shipped, no complaints, was easy to install and keeps the CPU cool.

Motherboard

A fantastic board, the only original part from the eBay PC. The price was calculated from the difference between how much each part was sold for and the price of the PC.

Memory

A lot to pay for DDR3 these days, but I have had my eye on this memory for a while, and I didn't mind paying a bit extra given its rarity.

Storage

Spare parts from the first PC I bought. Work great after 3 years, so no complaints.

Storage

Spare parts from the first PC I bought. Work great after 3 years, so no complaints.

Case

WOW. I have built in many cases before, but none can even touch this one. The cable management space, modularity, and looks are those of a $100+ case yet it's only $60. Thoroughly impressed.

Power Supply

Yet another /r/hardwareswap deal. Got it brand new in box for $40 shipped. Fully modular and gold rated. No problems so far.

Operating System

Got this off of eBay, very cheap, works great so far.

Case Fan

Have used corsair fans before, a little loud in comparison to some others but it's not a problem as long as you have low noise adapters.

Monitor

No complaints. My dad bought the monitor as a gift.

Keyboard

The keyboard was free because of eBay's rewards program. Volume control knob is nice.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao we both named our first builds the same thing :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Lmao what can I say, it's a good name

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

exactly

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

lol and we both had the same keyboard

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Man...

Those heatspreaders on the RAM sticks...

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You should see my main build! Will be posting soon :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice scores on parts. I have to say that little 2400 can really hold it's own in gaming. I also made a 2400/950 build.
Witcher 3 plays nicely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vP4uhdGSDs Worthy gaming rig for he $$ Nice job!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! It really is a great performer for the money. Do you have a link to your parts list/build?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Q2gLrH I guess I did not list the cpu but it was a 2400. I bought the 950 upgrade.

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