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~$200 Used Parts build! (HP Z400/Xeon)

CoalitionGamingCoalitionGaming Posts: 283
edited March 15 in PC Builds
Hey everyone! So i set out to build something to gift to my  cousin for his birthday and tried to do my best with keeping performance somewhat high, but costs low. Had a spare Xeon w3550 i took out from the original Z400 build  i did a long time ago (which got swapped with an x5687), so found me a deal on ebay for a complete Z400 system with a crappier CPU but 8gb ram, 250gb HDD, PSU, case, board, cooler, etc. Turns out you cant use the Z400 stock cooler without the backplate that you cant use if you transplant the system into another case, and the Deepcool Gammax 300 for $13 stepped in. However, if anyone builds in a Z400 as-is, then its a moot point. Threw in some other spare parts i had (128gb boot SSD, 500gb storage drive, LED strip, transplant case, a few extra ram sticks) but the basis of this build was the complete Z400 system for $100, a Xeon W3550 (like $7 on ebay), and a GTX 960 4gb ($100 local, used) and thats right about $200 and good to game!

Check it out and lemme know what y'all think!



Helgaiden
Rig Specs:
Codename Red-Beast
//Xeon E5-1650v2 @ 4.5ghz//EVGA GTX 980ti SC+//16gb G.Skill ARES DDR3 1600//OCZ ModXstream Pro 700w PSU//Asus P9X79e-WS Mobo//Asus vg248qe 144hz 24" 1080p monitor//Deepcool Captain 240EX AIO on CPU//Corsair H55 + Kraken G10 on GPU//Deepcool Dukase v2 mid-tower case//
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https://www.youtube.com/user/CoalitionGamesCrew

Comments

  • Sir_iceeiceSir_iceeice Posts: 173
    You might be able to overclock with that motherboard

    Here the video:
    Motherboard : ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 (8 + 4 Power Phase Design)
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k at 4.7GHz  1.32v
    CPU Cooler: DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240
    Ram: V-Color OC Series 16GB (4x4GB) 2133Mhz 10-11-11-30-1T at 1.550v
    Storage:  ADATA Premier SP550 2.5" 480GB and 2Tb 3.5" Seagate
    Graphic Card: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960 4GB G1 GAMING OC EDITION
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 550 GS
    Mouse: MSI Interceptor
    Keyboard: Corsair K70 Vengeance Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Red
    Monitors : 3x AOC 22" 1080p, 1x Dell 1080p Monitor

  • Oh yeah, totally aware of that. Ive even tweeted to @Bryan about it. Need an unlocked CPU like a w3680/i7-980x or a w3690/i7-990x for it to work though. 

    Helgaiden
    Rig Specs:
    Codename Red-Beast
    //Xeon E5-1650v2 @ 4.5ghz//EVGA GTX 980ti SC+//16gb G.Skill ARES DDR3 1600//OCZ ModXstream Pro 700w PSU//Asus P9X79e-WS Mobo//Asus vg248qe 144hz 24" 1080p monitor//Deepcool Captain 240EX AIO on CPU//Corsair H55 + Kraken G10 on GPU//Deepcool Dukase v2 mid-tower case//
    _________________________________________
    https://www.youtube.com/user/CoalitionGamesCrew

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