The Hand-me-down reborn

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lxg6892
Leon Grubisic
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Zagreb, Croatia
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The Hand-me-down reborn

Got the PC for free with some old Pentium G620 and 2GBs of RAM, a AMD Radeon HD 6750 and an ugly old case.
First thing I did was order some SO-DIMM to DIMM adapters from AliExpress for a couple of dollars because I had some old SO-DIMM 16GB Transcend kit from a dead 2011 Mac Mini.
Next thing was to order a Xeon E3-1220, also from AliExpress for $12, because it was an upgrade and I was doing it for cheap to have a desktop PC while in college.

After that, I decided that the case was ugly and I bought a Zalman S3 brand new for $30, as it was cheap, had okay cable management and a acrylic side panel for some RGB strips that will come a bit later, and with it I bought 3 Akyga 120mm Molex fans for $11. The last two upgrades were to buy a RX580 4GB card used for $100, a new CPU cooler(Arctic Freezer 7 Pro) and an old Thermaltake 630W semi-modular power supply from my old pc.

Future mods are a cheap custom water cooling, I have parts ordered from eBay and AliExpress, now just waiting for them to arrive and install them, along with a used Z77 motherboard I bought for $86, I think water cooling will cost roughly around $80. I would like to buy an i7-3770k or a Xeon E3-1245 for some more threads and a higher clock speed, but they are both expensive for now, and of course, the new motherboard has more RAM slots, so 16 more gigs will come for a total of 32GB.
Color(s): Black Light Blue
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Build Updates

Done a little bit of cable management

Hardware

CPU
$ 299.95
Intel - E3-1220 v2
Socket: LGA 1155
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 128.02
ASUS - P8H61-M LE
Chipset: H61
CPU Socket: LGA 1155
Size: Micro-ATX
Memory
$ 98.00
Transcend - TS1 (TS1GSK64V3H)
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 105.00
SAPPHIRE - Radeon Pulse
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: RX 580
Storage
$ 96.57
Kingston - SSDNow KC400
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 128 GB
Storage
$ 150.00
Western Digital - Caviar WD5000AAKS
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 127.38
Western Digital - WD Black Mobile
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 85.00
Thermaltake - Smart SE 630
Wattage: 630
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: none
Case
$ 59.99
Zalman - S3
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Acrylic
RGB: Yes
Cooling
ARCTIC - Freezer 7 Pro
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 92 mm
Monitor
$ 189.51
ASUS - Designo (MX299Q)
Size: 29 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Keyboard
$ 45.50
Razer - Ornata Chroma
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Razer Green
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 244.88
Logitech - MX Master 2S (Gray)
Interface: Wireless
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