Cheap College Build/Frankenstein Build

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Cheap College Build/Frankenstein Build

It's pretty much exactly how you would expect it to be. An older chipset, a pretty much unheard of RAM brand, almost too little power, and mediocre graphics. Half of the stuff in this build came from old business changing out gear, so the hardware list is pretty inaccurate for some required components. The Seagate hard drive is 12 years old, 750gb. It's probably the loudest component with how loud it rumbles and clicks. The monitor is so old, there's no HDMI port, and there is a sticker claiming 'certified for Windows Vista' on the front. Despite the faults, it's been a reliable computer, even for its intended purpose of gaming, although it lags behind a bit in graphical quality in newer titles. It may not be the prettiest, flashiest or by any means the fastest, but I enjoy watching what little RGB I have through my $30 clearance casing, having to run diagnostics for when one of the older pieces finally starts to break down and playing newer games with mediocre framerate. It may be cheap, and relatively old, but it works for me!
Color(s): Black Blue Red
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Desk / Table
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 208.00
AMD - FX-8350
Socket: AM3+
Cores: 8
Motherboard
ASUS - 970 PRO GAMING/AURA
Chipset: 970
CPU Socket: AM3+
Size: ATX
Memory
Crucial - Ballistix Tactical
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
EVGA - GTX 950 Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 950
Storage
$ 48.99
Seagate - Momentus (ST9500420AS)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
PSU
$ 89.99
EVGA - 500B
Wattage: 500
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
Raidmax - Zeta B04
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Cooling
$ 62.35
Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Evo
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 116 mm
Keyboard
$ 68.90
Corsair - K55
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Membrane
Type: Full Size
Mouse
Razer - DeathAdder
Interface: Wired
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