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Theseus' Paradox

by LordDiddyDot



Date Published

Jan. 1, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.341 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.008 GHz


If you replace all the pieces of wood in a ship one-by-one is it still the same ship? Well, if you replace all the parts in a PC one-by-one is it still the same PC? I have a question for you, did I upgrade my old PC or did I salvage parts out of it and used them in this build? ANYWAYS, heres my PC I built, I use it Primarily for gaming, and emulators but I sometimes edit videos and such. I had a old PC told myself, "hey, it has an i3 3240, thats not bad, I could through in a 750ti and have a very modest gaming computer," and slowly talked myself into buying more parts...Better CPU for Arma3...4GB simply isnt enough anymore...1050ti is just such good value....a new PSU to power it and (ect.) And now I have this and I dont regret any of it. The cable management isnt that good, but I blame it on the PSU. Ill have more information in my part reviews. Happy New Years!!!!

Part Reviews


I got this for 70$ off Ebay Used, swapped the i3-3240 that came in the PC with it, It works GREAT especially for the price, I mainly got this for Arma III and BeamNg Drive, as their much more CPU intensive games!

CPU Cooler

This works great, the stock(not even a stock intel cooler, some cheap sketchy one) cooler in the PC was TERRIBLE im talking 50c at IDLE and at load as much as 80c! Now I get around 20-30 idle and anywhere from 50-60 on load, over all, good bang-for-buck if you need a cheap cooler, especially since my CPU and MOBO cant even overclock. It also gets a little bit loud at full load but my old cooler sounded like that 24/7!


This isnt the EXACT board I got out of the old PC but its very close, it works fine, no issues, obviously no OC or anything but it solid. And mine was free since it was in the old PC. So I cant complain.


Bought used for 30$ of Ebay, works GREAT, had to make sure the timings matched my old PCs RAM stick(9-9-9-24) and voltage(1.5v) it paired perfectly with the old RAM.


This came with old PC so it was free, I just looked up the timings and voltage online so I could mix the RAM for a total of 12GB of ram, it was free too! Works good


I was kinda surprised when I saw the old PC came with two of these, I have NO idea how old they are and for that, will be getting an SSD and maybe a new 1TB HDD next year. But these work good, havent had any problems.

Video Card

This works great, ALTHOUGH. I thought I was gonna spend more than I actually did and had around 25$ left, so I would of spent that on a RX 470, which I recommend to anyone with a little more to spare, but thats not to say this isnt worth it, great band for buck!


Got this off amazon for 35$ and its awesome, plenty of room, looks nice, 2 fans included, and it has good cable management (that I didnt use to its full potential) and made working with this PSU a little more bearable.

Power Supply

This was the worst part of the build, DONT cheap out on PSU's, it works though...but thats it, it has no sleeves, looks ugly, and I had to figure out that my board had this had a 8pin ATX12v connector that your suppose you only plug in half if your mobo uses a 4pin ATX12v connection near the CPU, I do not know why I didnt spend 5$ more and got the 430w 80+ variant. My bad.

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qbqurdi 3 Builds 3 points 27 months ago

good job there, congrats on the build +1

iTzIvax 2 points 27 months ago

That's a very good build for such a cheap price!

uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I don't recommend mixing RAM by the way, it's best to go with the same types.

LordDiddyDot submitter 1 Build 4 points 27 months ago

the values were just to good, 12GB for 30$, As long as the timings and voltages are ok, you SHOULD be ok, but your right, it is best to go with the same types

uberlizard 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

yeah, its not a risk I'd personally take, but I understand your reason to do so.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

and slowly talked myself into buying more parts...Better CPU for Arma3...4GB simply isnt enough anymore...1050ti is just such good value....a new PSU to power it and (ect.)

Looks like you're talking about drugs LMAO

Sirtaj.Samra 1 point 27 months ago

Let me guess, you had a HP Pavilion? I am currently doing the same thing of upgrading my prebuilt into something I can play with. I am thinking of replacing the CPU with a i5 3470. But I might aswell buy a new MOBO while i'm at it. No point on taking the risk with the stock MOBO HP gave me.

LordDiddyDot submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

No i had a Asus essentio, motherboard was actually not that bad, only downside is onyl 2 RAM slots and no USB 3.0 but its from 2012 so i didnt expect much

Levitj121 1 point 2 months ago

+1 for Fullmetal alchemist wallpaper