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PatrioticChief5
Ethan Tucker
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Studying CNC Machining and Augmented Reality
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Budget/First Build

Some back story on this build.
This build first started as a Lenovo ThinkCentre that had a i5 3570. I bought a GTX 1050, Better power supply (An adapter because of the proprietary port),and a i7 3770 for an actually really good budget build for around only $335. I payed $100 for the Thinkcentre from a school selling their computers, $100 For the GTX 1050 Refurbished, $35 for a EVGA 500W BR Brand New, And a Used i7 3770 for $100 from a friend that was selling his old parts.
It performed well but I was actually a little bottle necked by the 1050 because of the low VRAM. So I bought a RX 580 for $160 And thought I was done, but man was I wrong.
Sadly, the motherboard died. I Still have no clue why but it did. I checked the parts and they all seemed to be fine but found out later that the ram died so I decided to buy a Intel DH77KC motherboard for $60, A Cooler Master MasterBox Pro 5 RGB for $60, A Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $25, 8gb of Samsung ram for $60, and an SSD from Kingston for $65. I put it all together and it worked great. Overall the i7 still performs very well and I can play any games at 1080p 60FPS. After finding out that it all worked out I bought An LED strip and the RGB Controller from Cooler Master and Purpled it up. So far I am very Proud of this build for it being my first build. Overall It turned out to be around $600 total.
I'm planning on Going full AMD with this build in the future with Ryzen 7 and possibly Vega.
I would love to hear your guy's ideas on what to do next!
Color(s): Purple
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: Brand
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 184.00
Intel - Core i7 3770
Socket: LGA 1155
Cores: 4
Motherboard
Intel - DH77KC
Chipset: H77
CPU Socket: LGA 1155
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 89.99
Corsair - Vengeance LP (Black) (1600MHz)
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 4 GB
Graphics
XFX - XXX Edition
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: GTX 580
Storage
$ 55.99
Kingston - A400
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 480 GB
Storage
$ 69.99
Western Digital - WD Blue Desktop
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 3 TB
PSU
$ 61.35
EVGA - 100-BR-0500-K1
Wattage: 500
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
$ 204.99
Cooler Master - MasterBox Pro 5 RGB
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Cooling
$ 34.99
Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 116 mm
Accessories
$ 21.62
Monitor
$ 364.99
ASUS - VG245HE
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
Keyboard
$ 340.00
Corsair - K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 159.99
Corsair - Ironclaw, RGB
Interface: Wireless
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