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Old 29-10-12, 12:20 PM
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The History of my cheap rig!

This is how I first built it and without any upgrades. Yes, it was a value build. Heads the 1155 with an i5 750 and a HD5850.





When my GPU started to cave I bought a used 5850 from a friend.



At the same time I also upgraded my CPU cooler so that I could overclock it.



With some extremely bad cable managment I got the system going again.



Then a couple of days ago I decided to upgrade some more stuff. I bought a new SSD, HD, GPU, Soundcard and Case.

I did some much needed cleaning and service as well =P









Cleaned, installed and upgraded it looks like this in my new Fractal Design Arc.



Keep in mind that this is a cheap value system guys, almost all the parts are bought second hand and used. I got a more powerfull rig on my bench atm. which will become my new system when I got the money to finish it.

I must say though that I am mighty surprised of how good my i5 750 chip is. I've had it running at 4,3Ghz @ 1,3v now for over two years, and it's still in decent shape. Together with my GTX580 this rig plays most games without any problems or lag.

Current hardware as of today:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3
Processor: Intel i5 750 @ 4,3Ghz
Memory: Some cheap crucial 1600Mhz with CL7 (8Gb)
Graphics: Zotac Geforce GTX 580
Sound: Asus Xonar DX
Powersupply: Chieftec 650 Modular
HD: Western Digital Black 500Gb, Seagate 2TB
SSD: Crucial M4 64Gb, Kingston HyperX 3k 120Gb
Cooler: Noctua NH-CP12 SE14
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi


Thanks for taking a look!

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Old 29-10-12, 12:47 PM
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Can you please add full specs at the bottom mate
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Old 29-10-12, 01:01 PM
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Can you please add full specs at the bottom mate
No problem!
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Old 29-10-12, 01:29 PM
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I would still love to have you're rig mate (Folding in mind),
hell, even for gaming... i would still like that rig

Enjoy it !!
greetings , Ray......
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Old 29-10-12, 01:30 PM
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Looks much better in the fractal, shame about that mobo colour it makes the rig look dated
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Old 29-10-12, 01:37 PM
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it makes the rig look dated
It is dated =P But I get what you mean.
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Old 29-10-12, 01:59 PM
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But i have always liked gigadoodleblue.......
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Old 29-10-12, 02:23 PM
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But i have always liked gigadoodleblue.......
I actually like it as well, I think it looks oldschool and cool.
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Old 29-10-12, 07:21 PM
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Still a very good system by todays standards
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Old 29-10-12, 08:15 PM
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I love looking at these sort of builds that arent over the top, nice upgrade.
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