O'LE Smokey

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O'LE Smokey

I started this build about year ago well not this one my first PC build ever I spent maybe 2 years leaning what and how to do then after my 16th birthday I believe I decided it was time to build my first gaming ridge with the close to $250 saved and extreme budget In mind a lot of people said It couldn't be done. But I knew how to make it work and I did with help from budget PC gaming videos from YouTube and ebay being the main source of finding parts I went with an all AMD build on the AM3 platform Note: Ryzen was not announced yet. So I found a dell optiplex motherboard for around $17 and the CPU AMD Phenom II x4 840 for about $40 and a western digital drive 240gb @5400rpm (slow!) for $20 the GPU Sapphire Rx 550 decent little card actually for $114 new payed to much Note: this was during the GPU mining crisis but oh well I sold it later for $70 meh ram DDR3 1066mhz or something like that 8gb for $25 I think probably $30 PSU got free from a friend an old Corsair TX 650w bronse 80+ and the case a old no brand windows 98 PC that was white but looked yellow because of Smoke hints the name Smokey.
Smokey later died not to long after the build was finished and after laughing at the haters who didn't believe I built my Gaming PC for around $250 mostly playing Rainbow 6 with average fps of 40-50. The cause of smokey's death was a faulty PSU or a short in the system there where no fan headers on the mob except one so I just spliced and taped molex rigged every fan and later found a free screw under the mob It was a good run.

I did try and revive Smokey with a new PSU and MOB but It didn't work I was going to replace the CPU witch was dead to I believe but Ryzen was announced this is now many months after Smokey's death and so I waited for the right deals and steals on ebay and made Smokey 2.0 on the new AM4 platform. I finished the build in the month of July 2018 you can look at list for the main parts not all exactly right but I will put the accessory's and such hear I get pretty good fps 60+ in all games I played. Thanks! for reading look at the pics for more info :)

PSU: Thermal take Smart 80+ white 500w
HDD: 2 500gb Segate Barracuda @7200RPM
CPU Cooler: Up Here cheap cooler that dose pretty good I put a extra fan on the other side for better cooling my CPU is @3.9ghz
Keyboard: Dell you would get from a thrift shop that's where it came from it works good for now.
Mouse: Red Dragon M601
Monitor: Thrift shop 1600x900p Samsung 20inch I think
Speakers: JBL platinum series from you guessed it a thrift shop
Headset: $20 from amazon it works fine for now to.

Color(s): Gray
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build


This build participated in 1 contest.


$ 136.99
AMD - Ryzen 3 (1200)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 4
$ 148.86
ASUS - Prime (B350M-A/CSM)
Chipset: B350
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Micro-ATX
$ 49.99
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (2400MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
$ 124.11
Gigabyte - R9 380
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: R9 380
$ 19.99
Seagate - ST3500312CS
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
$ 64.95
Thermaltake - Smart Standard
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Custom - Custom (custom)
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