Velocity Micro

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Richard Gutierrez
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Houston, United States
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Velocity Micro

The story behined this build is long but the hook for this: The enitre setup cost me less than 1000 dollars. That includes the desk, the computer and all it's components, all the peripherals, the LEDs, everything. The name, Velocity Micro, is the name from my first build where I had a Lian Li case with the acryllic side panel had Velocity Micro milled into it, and I decided that the mATX mobo in my current build would be reason enough to carry on the name. When I started this build, I was... 16, I think? At the time I was working at a paintball field, and believe it or not it wasnt the most profitable job. After heavy penny pinching for months, I began to buy parts little by little. Now here is where my first example of some serious savings. I bought an Intel Core i5-7500 and an mATX Asus ROG B-350M motherboard for exactly 222.14 USD from Micro Center. This was several years ago, before the 8th gen CPUs came out, so buying current gen parts were something I did not think would be in the budget. Then I bought a Hyper 212 EVO with dual LED fans and red heat sink cover for 19.99 USD. One awesome find was Muskin Blackline DDR4 2400 MHz 16GB kit for 99.99 USD. Newegg also had a EVGA NEX650G PSU for 49.99 with a 3-year warranty. Then I bought a Sandisk Ultra III SSD 500GB for 109.99 USD. The final cherry on top was the EVGA 1060 SC 3GB that I managed to snag in a flash sale off Amazon (same place for the SSD) for 169.99 USD. My build was coming together pretty well, and after seeing how much I spent I figured I would just gut my current build and take the case, power supply, etc. and keep using it for the being. After a while, I found my golden goose. One of my friends was graduating high school, and he was going into the military for several years. One of the things he was getting rid of before he left was his rig. After talking for a little bit, I asked him if he'd let me see it. I came over, and after looking at specs, he was sitting on an absolute beast. Core i7-7700K, 16GB of RAM, GTX 1080, the whole enchilada. I asked him how much he wanted for all of it, his three monitors, keyboard, mouse, pc, and the headset. He didn't really know what he had, and he told me he hadnt even turned it on in months and would happily let it go for 600. I gathered all my savings but most of it was already in my PC. I knew I couldn't let the deal slip out of my fingers, so after some hard bargaining, I basically sold my soul in order to get my dad to loan me the rest of the money. I bought it all and immediatley cleaned it out and took pictures. This was right at the height of the mining craze, and that 1080 was worth its weight in gold. I sold it and shipped it off, making 600 bucks back just off the graphics card. I paid my dad back, then sold the rest of the PC for 400. Bam, Just made my money back plus some! Now comes the rest. Just recently I bought a EVGA 1080 ti SC2 on ebay for 450, not a bad price at all. I got the product, and once I got it, it didnt work. I contacted the seller and ebay, and after a week long headache, I managed to get my money back from ebay, and the seller still refused to give me a return address. I told him he sent a defective product even with the proof I had with the multiple videos I took, going so far as uploading a raw uncut half hour demonstration with an altimeter and other graphics card working in the system. Then the seller told me it was even still in warranty and if I was that sure that it was defective, send it to EVGA and they would prove him right. I called EVGA and they gave me all the info in order for me to send it to them (it was still in warranty). EVGA customer service is awesome by the way, super fast and no redirects. I sent them the card and they called back in about three days telling me I could get a new one. Once it got to me, it pot got even sweeter as I opened the box to find a brand new EVGA 1080 TI FTW3 (I called and asked for the history for the serial number of the card and had been sitting there since the manufactured date.) Lastly, I got the desk for 100 bucks on craigslist, its a Bush Hensen Cherry desk, brand new it's 2000 dollars, link because I know you wont believe me: . I got both the speakers (Logitech Z533) and headset (Corsair Void Pro) for 100 bucks from online as well. The surge protecter and LED lights are from work, got it all for 20 bucks. The monitors (Main one Dell 24" G SYNC S2417DG sandwiched between two BenQ 24" RL2455S), keyboard (Logitech 810 Orion), and mouse (Logitech G203) were all free once the graphics card I sold paid for the entire setup. Once I had the 1080 I sold the 1060 for 120 bucks to a friend. Once you do the math, and add in the profits i made from selling the other pc parts, I come in well under a thousand for a fantastic rig imo.
Color(s): Red
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Case Mod
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build


This build participated in 1 contest.


$ 89.00
Intel - Core i5-7600
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Integrated Graphics: Yes
$ 298.68
ASUS - Prime (B350M-E)
Chipset: B350
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Micro-ATX
$ 70.99
Mushkin - Blackline Frostbyte
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Mushkin - Redline
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
$ 999.99
EVGA - GeForce FTW3
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Interface: PCIe x16
$ 114.01
SanDisk - Extreme II
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 480 GB
$ 199.99
EVGA - NEX650G Gold
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
$ 99.99
Phanteks - Eclipse P300 (Black/White)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 59.97
Corsair - AF120 (Quiet) (Red)
Size: 120 mm
Cooler Master - MasterLiquid 120 (discontinued)
Type: AIO
Size (WxHxD): 157 mm
$ 253.00
BenQ - RL2455
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
$ 449.99
Dell - S2417DG
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 165 Hz
$ 125.00
Logitech - G810
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Romer-G
Type: Full Size
$ 37.82
Logitech - G203
Interface: Wired
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