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Budget Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Spare Rig Build
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:23:24 am »
 So recently I took it upon myself to build the cheapest and most budget friendly gaming PC I could for under £200. It had to be capable of playing esports and Battlefield titles.

Venturing onto craigslist left me with a few options. I managed to find a seller who had a spares and repairs GA-X58A-UD3R. He included a Core i7 920 and 6GB OCZ DDR3 (One of these sticks turned out to be dead). After purchasing it off of him for a small price of £50, I reflashed the bios and got an EVGA GTX 680 OC 2GB from CeX online for £72.50. There is also a company called box on ebay who sell cases that have small deformities and open boxes for really cheap so I picked up an Aerocool Cyclops Red for £15 and a 500W 80 Plus PSU of a brand I never remember for £20. I found a Kingston SSDNow300 lying around along with a 5400rpm samsung 500gb 2.5" hard drive. After putting these in the system I fired up the Windows installer, downloaded all the motherboard drivers and played a couple of games.

CSGO on Highest seemed to stay around 200 - 300 FPS
Battlefield 4 on the Ultra preset at 100% scaling stuck around the 100fps mark
Both tests were in 1080P at 100% scaling

So all in all for £152.50 I was able to build a beast spare gaming rig that smashes through games at 1080p.

Leave a comment on what Budget PC options you have managed to conclude or PCs that you have built on a budget that smashed through your faviourite titles!

Hopefully we can help some budget gamers build an awesome rig that will let them game on a price that doesn't break the bank. 😀

Il include more accurate fps results tomorrow as i'm kind of worn out after this weeks PC. 😴
Intel Core i5-6400
Asrock Z170-Pro4
MSI GTX 960 Gaming
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4
WD Blue 1TB
Kingston SSDNow300 60GB
Corsair Carbide 100R Window

Intel Core i7-920
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
EVGA GTX 680 OC
4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3
Samsung 500GB HDD
Kingston SSDNow300 60GB
Aerocool Cyclops Red
-Jadi 😜

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Re: Budget Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Spare Rig Build
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 05:05:50 am »
Love this post. All I can say is I wish I had thought of doing it.

Hopefully others will see it and join in with their best budget builds and show that there are some real bargains to be had if you are prepared to do some leg work.

A big thumbs up from me!
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

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Re: Budget Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Spare Rig Build
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 08:12:39 am »
Thanks a lot! Hopefully, the community can bring together some good builds for gamers on a budget. Il try my best to design some more and post them on here!
« Last Edit: June 05, 2017, 11:18:43 am by Jadi »
Intel Core i5-6400
Asrock Z170-Pro4
MSI GTX 960 Gaming
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4
WD Blue 1TB
Kingston SSDNow300 60GB
Corsair Carbide 100R Window

Intel Core i7-920
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
EVGA GTX 680 OC
4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3
Samsung 500GB HDD
Kingston SSDNow300 60GB
Aerocool Cyclops Red
-Jadi 😜

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Re: Budget Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Spare Rig Build
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 11:42:35 am »
If you don't want to wait around for some deals to come around and just want a PC right now then you can build this below rig for £202.95 in the UK and it will be able to play most games at 1080p on medium to high settings depending on what you are playing!

CPU: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-Core-2-Quad-Q6600-2-4-GHz-Quad-Core-SLACR-CPU-/222534858604?hash=item33d01c776c:g:n4QAAOSww5hZND0j
Motherboard: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSI-G41M-S03-Socket-Type-LGA775-uATX-Motherboard-MS-7592-Ver-6-0-/361986800119?hash=item54481839f7:g:QswAAOSwH09ZECpv
RAM: https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SMEM9QAH#.WTU0U2iLTIU
Case: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Open-Box-Grade-A-Cit-Storm-Black-Atx-Case-1-x-12cm-Red-LED-Front-Fan/272678765465?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D43782%26meid%3D05a795de04524c68ba14cc817e0d138a%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D272678765465
GPU: https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SGRANVIGTX7602GA#.WTUwYWjyjIU
PSU: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Open-Box-Grade-B-Corsair-S-Series-VS550-550-Watt-Power-Supply-85-Eff-/292123314922?hash=item4403e80aea:g:h4AAAOSwjqVZH2uD
HDD: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Seagate-Barracuda-ST500DM002-500Gb-3-5-16Mb-7200rpm-SATA-6Gbs-Desktop-HDD-/232343656197?hash=item3618c2d705:g:5V8AAOSwBt5ZMDd6
Price: £202.95 UK

This PC features a Core 2 Quad so nothing too special but shouldn't bottleneck our GPU of choice (The GTX 760 2GB). This PC also contains a single 4GB stick of RAM and so is upgradeable to a maximum of 8GB at 1333Mhz. Having a 500GB HDD isn't huge but it will be able to hold enough games and files to be adequate.

If you find a way of making this cheaper without losing much performance then please make a suggestion and perhaps even design a budget PC that you think could throw this computer out of the water.

Keep designing!
Intel Core i5-6400
Asrock Z170-Pro4
MSI GTX 960 Gaming
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4
WD Blue 1TB
Kingston SSDNow300 60GB
Corsair Carbide 100R Window

Intel Core i7-920
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
EVGA GTX 680 OC
4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3
Samsung 500GB HDD
Kingston SSDNow300 60GB
Aerocool Cyclops Red
-Jadi 😜

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Re: Budget Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Spare Rig Build
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 10:13:07 am »
Well, that's just unfortunate. I just had a stick of OCZ memory die on me :/. It was making the system freeze up and now it just won't get past the ram checking. Considering the price of the system however it's not that bad. I'm going to order 12GB of DDR3 memory from CeX online to hopefully replace the RAM that has seemingly died in this computer. It was OCZ Platinum memory and I think that it was just it's time because it's fairly old and doesn't function as fast as modern day equivalents. Hopefully, I don't experience this again with the replacements. Also, I'm trying to look for a cheap CPU cooler that will fit on an LGA 1366 socket and is better than the stock cooler with a fan. If anybody could point me in the right direction then I would really appreciate it :).
Thanks
Intel Core i5-6400
Asrock Z170-Pro4
MSI GTX 960 Gaming
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4
WD Blue 1TB
Kingston SSDNow300 60GB
Corsair Carbide 100R Window

Intel Core i7-920
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
EVGA GTX 680 OC
4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3
Samsung 500GB HDD
Kingston SSDNow300 60GB
Aerocool Cyclops Red
-Jadi 😜

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Re: Budget Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Spare Rig Build
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 10:30:18 am »
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I'm trying to look for a cheap CPU cooler that will fit on an LGA 1366 socket and is better than the stock cooler with a fan

Are you looking for an air cooler or water cooling block?
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

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Re: Budget Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Spare Rig Build
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 12:15:23 pm »
Ideally an air cooler as I'm trying to keep this PC from costing too much
Intel Core i5-6400
Asrock Z170-Pro4
MSI GTX 960 Gaming
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4
WD Blue 1TB
Kingston SSDNow300 60GB
Corsair Carbide 100R Window

Intel Core i7-920
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
EVGA GTX 680 OC
4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3
Samsung 500GB HDD
Kingston SSDNow300 60GB
Aerocool Cyclops Red
-Jadi 😜

Jadi

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  • Future google employee 😀
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Intel Core i5-6400
Asrock Z170-Pro4
MSI GTX 960 Gaming
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4
WD Blue 1TB
Kingston SSDNow300 60GB
Corsair Carbide 100R Window

Intel Core i7-920
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
EVGA GTX 680 OC
4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3
Samsung 500GB HDD
Kingston SSDNow300 60GB
Aerocool Cyclops Red
-Jadi 😜

 

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