My Cheaper And Older Gaming PC!

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  1. Posts : 422
    Windows 7 Pro
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    My Cheaper And Older Gaming PC!


    Hi all,

    Just wanted to show you one of my PC I have completed recently. Please let me know what you think of it. I have attached some pictures of it. Please note it is not the best looking, but I've done all I could with my own tools and hands. My friend's dad helped me cut the side of the case out, too! I bought the acrylic at lowes so dust wouldn't get in the case as fast.

    I am always open to future upgrades for this PC. And yes, I know my CPU is older along with the PC, but it's the best I can do now. My system specs have been updated below. The games I play run surprisingly well!

    I will definitly get a new pc in the next year or two, but for now I'd like to have fun with this one and upgrade it.

    Please tell me your thoughts and what should be upgraded to achieve maximum stability without lots of bottleneck though. OR any fun accessories to add to it! Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #2

    Hi,
    Is the memory maxed out at 8gb's ?
    For gaming it's always best to look into more recent gpu's with at least 4gb's
    Now that the gtx1080ti's are out you can find some really cheap gtx 980's and even some gtx1050 thru 1070's around :)
    Post a budget.

    My acer build in my system spec's is probably close to yours
    I did this for laughs use test you pc on the top right :)
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/796267
    My Cheaper And Older Gaming PC!-water-sporting-build.jpg
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  3. Posts : 422
    Windows 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Is the memory maxed out at 8gb's ?
    For gaming it's always best to look into more recent gpu's with at least 4gb's
    Now that the gtx1080ti's are out you can find some really cheap gtx 980's and even some gtx1050 thru 1070's around :)
    Post a budget.

    My acer build in my system spec's is probably close to yours
    I did this for laughs use test you pc on the top right :)
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/796267
    My Cheaper And Older Gaming PC!-water-sporting-build.jpg
    Here's my results http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/3510858

    And no, the maximum memory the pc can handle is 16GB.

    For GPU's I don't really want to spend more than $300 dollars. What 4gb GPU would you recommend? I think more than 4gb, my cpu will bottleneck it.
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  4. Posts : 422
    Windows 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4
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  5. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #5

    Hi,
    Well that is the great thing about new releases of gpu's the prior versions drop so you could take advantage of that in which ever budget you have
    These items came up
    Your sata connection could be the same as mine without sata 3 compatibility and only sata 2
    The hdd well you might look into that a little closer basically switch to the black series hdd not the blue :/
    Oops I see it is almost full.
    My Cheaper And Older Gaming PC!-results-ssd-hdd.jpg

    MSI has some good gpu's :)
    The 1050-60-70 are also good and low power units so your 600w psu wouldn't matter
    Some if not all of the 980's have 600w minimum requirements or at least the ones I've looked at.
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  6. Posts : 422
    Windows 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thank you very much. What's the difference though between blue and black western digital?
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  7. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #7

    Hi,
    At 7200 rpm's not much :)
    The issue I see now is it's just near full or at least what the test showed possibly you have some unallocated space on it ?
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  8. Posts : 3,488
    Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
       #8

    logo897 said:
    Thank you very much. What's the difference though between blue and black western digital?
    The warranty. If memory serves me correctly, the warranty on a blue drive is one year, while the warranty on a black drive is five (?) years.
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  9. Posts : 2,047
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
       #9

    I would raid the drive if you plan on getting two.
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