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Wanna know why the build title is called once in a lifetime? It's cause I bought this entire build for just $925. Yes you read that right, everything listed in the parts section (minus the cables) cost me only 925 bucks. The story of it is quite simple yet heartwarming. my journey for this PC started when I was scouring craigslist and found an ad for this PC for 1000, it originally came in the NCASE M1, and the XG2401 monitor was $100 extra. I talked him down to just 760 for the PC, but the next day we agreed on 930 for the Keyboard, PC, and monitor, on the condition that he would keep the NCASE M1, and just give me the raw parts. So he stops by, and I of course am very skeptical due to the super low price, and I ask him how I can be sure everything works. This saint offered to let me keep the PC free of charge for a week and do whatever the hell I wanted with it, and if I was satisfied, we'd make a deal and if I wasn't he'd take it back. It was a win win for me, and of course I took him up on his offer. Everything was perfect and a week later he comes by again and I talk him down to 900, since he wanted to keep his case. He accepts, and I order a fractal define nano S that was on sale for 50 bucks, and used a $25 Amazon GC I got from a buddy. Bringing my total to just $925. The cables weren't part of the deal so I didn't count the price, but even at $985 it was a steal. This guy was honestly the nicest guy I've ever met off Craigslist and probably ever will meet on Craigslist. In fact... he's honestly too nice!

I have since sold the PC to a firefighter on craigslist for $1400 bucks and I am currently in the process of building my new system including a Ryzen 1700 & Galax EXOC SNPR GTX 1080, I will upload that as well when I have finished it :) Hope you enjoyed my story and the beautiful PC!

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 6 points

cheeky strats i see.. i feel bad for the firefighter haha

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I did a little bit too, but he was happy and said my price was fair so it's all good :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

you gave him $600

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

? What do you mean?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

it was $2000 to build right???

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time it would've cost around 1600-1700 bucks retail without the monitor, with the monitor being 250 retail, and I got it all for just 930 bucks :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

Those are great pictures

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

When you're sad because you don't have a decent camera.

+1, I hope your new buyer is enjoying his PC

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, It's not that special. Canon T3 with Sigma F2.8 17-50

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Meh...

I don't have anything that good. =\

Time to save...

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, maybe you'll find someone like I did! I'm sure they're out there :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey mate , nice build , my question is - Did you connect the PSU direct to the case or did you use some atx to sfx part to make it compatible?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

From the pictures it looks like they used an adapter.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, I used a Silverstone PP08 SFX PSU adapter, was only like 8 bucks

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for outstanding picture quality

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

why can't I find people this nice with pcs that good on Craigslist?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are on there enough you'll eventually come by one lol, the guy I bought it off of was in college and just needed quick cash. Most great deals come from people being desperate

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Good on you. Now just rotate that heatsink 90o counterclockwise and call it a day XD

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I would have but the PC is sadly out of my hands now.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

oh, guess I missed that part. nice little profit you made yourself though.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

This is INCREDIBLE. really an insane opportunity. Well done.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I couldn't resist posting it here after everything was done lol.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, the PC is pretty good, but DAMN that picture quality!!!

+1 to you friend!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are some amazing photos.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I try my best :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

The orientation of you cooler its not optimal for airflow. You should rotate it 90 deg counter-clockwise.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, as someone else already mentioned :) I do not have the PC anymore but I will keep this in mind for future builds.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

No fare nice build though

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

This system is really nice, thinking of building a similar one. Great pics too.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Lemme know if you have any questions or need any help!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

When I put the same power supply you used and the same case into PCpartpicker it says the two are incompatible. Do you have any idea on why it says that? It looks fine in your build.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

DOH! I realize why it would say that, the case only supports full sized power supplies, the one I used is a smaller one (SFX) And it wouldn't mount correctly without an adapter, I used the Silverstone PP08. Sorry for not realizing earlier!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Dunno... Might just be because it's an older PSU. It worked fine for me as you can see lol, no issues so far. Sometimes PCPP is weird like that lol, I didn't have any issues regarding the size in the S340 Elite. Plenty of space for routing cables too!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

That case looks nice. +1

P.S.: I am looking through old builds because I am bored.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good question, and no they were not! I was really disappointed that they weren't long enough as they look fine, but yeah there was pretty much no way to get it to work. Even if I didn't route the cables to the rear of the case, it still was not enough. I don't really know where else you could get longer cables for a cheap price, but I just went all out with the bitfenix cable set for 85 bucks, keep in mind I think it was the CPU 4+4 that had a weird locking mechanism for the connector to the PSU, so I just cut it off so it would go into the power supply, and it worked just fine. It's like that because all Corsair PSU's have different locks for the cables and you have to get a very specific cable set, and bitfenix just happened to not make one for the SF series, but all the cables work fine, you just might need to cut the little lock off of some of them, this was the same story for my new build "Embrace" Where I had to use AX1200 cables on the AX860 and I just cut the lock off of the cable to make it fit.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright cool lol, glad I was able to help someone out cause I basically had a useless set of cables lol. Also my unit was the SFX 450, dunno if the 650 uses different cables or not.