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$600 Canadian Gaming Build w/ Used Video Card

by lester01179



Date Published

July 4, 2015

Date Built

March 9, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

975 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


This is just a repost of my first budget pc build I posted on this site. The previous build I had didn't exactly amount to $600 but instead above $700. I guess this is close to $600 but still near the price point. I am still using this gaming and never had any problems with it since I built it. The sata cables and the optical drive was from our pre built computer. The video card is from Kijiji bought used for $140 unless you want to buy a new one. I suggest just buying a used gpu that isn't beat up for a first time builder. You can sell it and still get some of the money you paid for towards a better one. The cpu cooler you see in the picture is a piece of sh*t. It was noisy and doesn't help with cooling at all. The computer case was $32 because it is just a simple one. Might as well stick with the default one they give you with the processor or buy the h60. I have Windows 8.1 installed on the SSD I added making this gaming pc boot up within 23 seconds! Below are parts I have added overtime. Originally built March 2015, it was when I started the switch from my Xbox One to PC gaming and never looked back. By the way, the temps will go down by 5° if it was winter here in Canada right now. Hopefully you make this build if you liked it!

Newly added parts so far


-Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" SSD


-Hydro Series™ H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Future Upgrades in mind

Perhaps a new video card.

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lester01179 submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Please enjoy my build and I will make another if I win the lottery.

humdawg 1 point 41 months ago

Ha, same.

MikeyG000 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Whats it like running games like battlefield 4, DayZ ect?

lester01179 submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

I don't have those games. I only have GTA V. I can run high settings 60 fps at the most but drops down to 43 fps sometimes. If you can get a better gpu that would be great but seeing that was a my own budget build gaming pc.

LeMMingSlayeR 22 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Do you have any pics of the inside?

lester01179 submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

I didn't really take a pic of the inside when I still had the same case. It was a good sight because of my cable management. But I bought a new case now which is way better than that one.

TheGhostMan 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Nice build. =3

lester01179 submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago


TheGhostMan 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

You're very welcome. =)