Ultimate Budget Build

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Daniel Fay
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Ultimate Budget Build

I set out with the noble goal of building a PC on a nice, comfortable budget of $0. The result is what you see here, a gaming behemoth that was got for exactly $0. In addition to all the parts in the PC, I was able to get an old monitor from someone, as well as a truly awful-feeling membrane keyboard, and a mouse. Finally, although not pictured here because I'm using it in something that can actually drive it, I do have a GTX 1050ti to go with this, which I was able to scrounge out of an old system being recycled at my school. All in all, this is by no means the prettiest, nor the best PC setup around, but it is without a doubt the cheapest setup ever constructed (unless you literally got someone to pay you to take the parts. Then that would be cheaper).
Color(s): Black Green
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: Retro
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 12.99
Intel - Core 2 Quad 8400
Socket: LGA 775
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 84.08
Memory
$ 44.06
Samsung - M378T5663QZ3-CF7
Type: DDR2
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 283.47
EVGA - GTX 1050 Ti FTW
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1050 Ti
Storage
$ 39.95
Seagate - Desktop (ST1000DM003)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 18.05
Dell - Optiplex 780
Wattage: 180
Case
Dell - Optiplex 960
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
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