The old Workhorse

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fatalifeaten
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Scruffy looking Nerf Herder
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The old Workhorse

This was my daily driver from 2012 up until April of 2020 when I replaced it with Tiamat (see builds). It was built primarily as a photoshop rig, and did a decent job with AAA gaming titles as well. I built it in the NZXT Switch 810, because I needed a shedload of spindles for storage volumes at the time, and room to mount and cool them.

Over the years it saw several upgrades including video card and memory changes and eventually a swap from a zallman air cooler to a 120mm AIO. When I built my new rig, I cannibalized the GPU's and PSU from it, but I had some spares laying around so I rebuilt it for a basic gaming rig for my 12 year old. Specs provided are for the way it currently exists. Memory is a brand mismatch (it's what I had laying around, but it's 2x 4gb corsair vengeance 1600 and 2x4gb G.skill Ripjaws 1600 I think CL18 on them). He's not hardcore gaming so it's not a problem, and by the time he's ready for a real rig, we'll build him one.
Color(s): Green White
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 84.99
AMD - FX-8120
Socket: AM3+
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 160.00
Gigabyte - GA-990FXA-UD3
Chipset: 990FX
CPU Socket: AM3+
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 39.99
Corsair - Corsair 600 (CMV8GX3M1A1600C11)
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 8 GB
Memory
$ 29.99
G.Skill - RipJaws X (1600MHz) (Red)
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 460.00
MSI - GTX 970 Gaming X
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 970
Storage
$ 48.00
Intel - 510 Series
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 120 GB
Storage
$ 61.68
Western Digital - Blue 5400RPM
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
Antec - EarthWatts EA-500
Wattage: 500
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: none
Case
$ 120.00
NZXT - SWITCH 810
Type: Full-Tower
Side Panel: Acrylic
Case Fan
$ 14.99
Cooling
$ 96.98
Enermax - LIQMAX II 120
Type: AIO
Size (WxHxD): 154 mm
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 1,260.38
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