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My old (shelf bought but upgraded by myself over time) Packard Bell A2620 was getting a bit long in the tooth so decided to do a new bottom up, all by myself build, I wanted it to be Intel based, cheap as poss and as future proof as possible. Oh and quiet shhh.

Its used for my small business, bit of light gaming, surfing and everyday stuff.

All of the components were bought over about a 4 month period, as and when I could afford them and not all of them are new, the Video card is off the old PC and is the 2GB version, the Memory is cheap second hand off of Ebay, not cutting edge but it will do for now. Not all of the items on the list are correct as they are not in the PCPartPickers list so I've just picked the nearest part.

The build went well although the coolermaster case is a bit of a pain, but started first time, the only problem I had was I had bought a Danish version of Windows 7 cheap (£38), believing it would be easy to change to English, it wasn't quite as easy as I had thought but got there in the end by fare means or foul as they say.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Not bad, not bad at all. +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

i like it! +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty decent for a first build good job

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 I'd get a HD 7870.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I would as well, when he has the money. As he said,the video card came out of his old PC, and I actually think that's a pretty good video card for a shelf bought PC tbh. Mine came with a 6450 but I recently upgraded to the EVGA SC GTX 750Ti.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback guys, much appreciated. Actually the card was one of my upgrades on the old PC but fair comment it is on the TO DO list as well as the memory.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice price to performance and plenty of room to upgrade things as you go, really good job, congrats! +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It'll definitely do the job.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

if you look harder though you can find cheaper parts. Your PC is well over $1000 but I believe you could reduce the price and get more bang for your buck.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

If you look it cost £776.55 but you are probly right, the price of components changes so much almost daily, for instance I see the Zalmen cooler is now £24.54. I welcome your input and would love to see how you would have done it?

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks! I would go for the AMD FX 6300 cause it's got 6 cores and it's about 65 pounds. Also if you want to get something cheaper you would probably want to get a cheaper motherboard because what affects the performance most is the ram and processor. So just keep looking and you'll find cheaper stuff!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Im pretty impressed with the cable management. Nice job

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, the case did not help here and I had to modify it slightly (and badly) luckily it doesn't show.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you mind posting FPS for games, along with settings?