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LostElement
  • 29 months ago

My mother just bought me a mostly intact computer for 10$. Pretty sweet deal, it comes with a case, motherboard, RAM, maybe storage, and windows 7. No processor or GPU, I don't think. I don't have the system on me, so for all I know, the motherboard or power supply is bad.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $55.00
CPU Cooler ARCTIC - Liquid Freezer 240 74.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $82.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - P67 Pro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI - Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $70.00
Power Supply Corsair - Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 7 Professional Full 32/64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $207.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-23 18:56 EDT-0400

The items marked as zero dollars are the parts it comes with

I did some quick searching and the best processor I can get without needing a BIOS update is the I7-2700k. I was thinking a used GPU. Something powerful and cheap. I want it to be at least better than a 750 ti. Though, Getting a 1050 or RX 560 may be a better option.

I don't think the 2700k comes with a stock cooler, and I have no idea if this motherboard is capable of overclocking, or if it works.

I don't have a budger per-se, but I do not want to spend too much on any one part. The case is old. I have to take a look at it, but it might need replacing. But again, it might be nice to have an old case.

What are some ideas that you guys have? I do want this thing to look pretty cool.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think the 2700k comes with a stock cooler, and I have no idea if this motherboard is capable of overclocking, or if it works.

Motherboard supports overclocking and I would recommend getting a different cpu cooler than stock even if it comes with it.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I intend to replace it with the Arctic Liquid Freezer 240. Great to know the board supports overclocking. Does the board support a good overclock?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It does have a 4+6 power phase so probably?

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

For all I know, it has either 8gb or RAM or 16gb of RAM. I'll look into the R7 360.

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