The Scrooge

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Jaheiro
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The Scrooge

My first ever PC build. With a hard budget of less than £120 (150 USD), I scrapped together the [s]cheapest[/s] most value for money parts I could off of eBay and Gumtree. Very scrapyard wars-y. I also made sure to include an SSD and 8GB of RAM.

I ended up with a surprisingly decent system that could run GTA V at (1680x1050 due to my £5 monitor) 45 fps. And I made full use of it over the course of 4 months.

Also, when trying to replace the thermal paste on the stock AMD cooler, the paste was stuck so well that I ripped the whole CPU out of the socket along with the cooler. What proceeded was almost a day of trying to pry apart the CPU from the heatsink, using first rubbing alcohol, then floss, then a stanley knife, then a hairdryer+stanley knife. Finally, having given up being careful and gentle with it, after 4 minutes straight of heating from the hairdryer and prying with the knife, the CPU popped off.... And bent a couple of pins. Miraculously, it still worked.

Sold for a tiny profit after 4 months of good use.
Color(s): Blue White
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 69.98
AMD - FX-4130
Socket: AM3+
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 128.02
Gigabyte - GA-78LMT-USB3
Chipset: 760G
CPU Socket: AM3+
Size: Micro-ATX
Graphics
$ 170.00
SAPPHIRE - R9 270
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: R9 270
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 22.99
PNY - CS900
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 120 GB
PSU
Corsair - VX550 (discontinued)
Wattage: 550
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+
Case
IN-WIN - MaNa 136
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Cooling
$ 16.99
AMD - Stock Cooler
Type: Air Cooler
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