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Hello.

I picked up a refurbished office pc off ebay for $150 with the bellow stats,

CPU - i5-3470
Ram - 8gb 1333 ddr3
Hdd - 500gb 7200 rpm (looking for a cheap ssd)
OS - Win 10 pro (did free upgrade from win 7 pro)

I added a single fan 1050 ti which I bought new for $113 + tax off amazon. (Caught a good prime member sale)

Total cost of system = $272.45

***GTA:V Ran at single default setting***

 

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Awesome deal! The 3470 isn't a slouch. Good luck with GTA V... it's pretty good as a stress test. Ha
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Awesome deal! The 3470 isn't a slouch. Good luck with GTA V... it's pretty good as a stress test. Ha
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Yeah. It's still a very capable cpu and system.
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Tossed up my Steam benchmarks. Going to do GTA:V next.
 

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Ok,

I ran the GTA:V benchmark. Everything was seeming good. The game played smooth. I ran the benchmark and during the flying and last scene the game kept freezing on and off. The avg was good, "82 fps", but, I need to figure out *** is going on with that freezing. Need to get some vitals up on the screen, maybe hook up a second monitor so I can see what's happening in the background.
 

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Nice work, people need to see these kinds of benchmarks to realise what you can do with little money!
You're right about that.

Always annoying when I see lower end hardware benched at "Ultra" settings and then called crap. Reality is if you lower a few things lower end hardware can put up a good experience.
 

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Figured out the problem with the GTA:V benchmark!!! Windows was updating in the background. It did an update when I reset and now it's running perfect. Isn't gaming mode supposed to prevent this kind of thing from happening?
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GTA:V added to benchmark.
 

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*Pours beer out for budget rig.

Oh well, was playing around with the system tonight and decided to do a system restore. Received an error message while restoring. Was forced to cut power to the system. When I attempted to boot it back up I got a blank screen. Flipped 3 ram kits, reset cmos, switched hdd's, gpu's, whatever and nothing seems to work. Thinking the mobo might of crapped out. =/

Was pretty happy with the system up to this issue. I added a 1tb SHDD which brought the system to a new level and 16gb ram since the benchmarks. Contacted the seller and waiting to hear back from him.
 

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I recently did the same thing, but I found out buying an old Workstation is the way to go for a monster budget machine.

There is a guy in my area selling Dell Precision Workstations that he piked up by the pallet load from auctions. His garage was literally wall to wall with the things.

Anyways I managed to pick up a Dell Precision T7500 for 120$, with a Single Xeon 6Core E5645 cpu and 12GB DDR3 ram, stock 1100w Silver 80+ PSU with 2 6pin PCIe and 1 8pin PCIe built in. Also found a MSI Reference GTX 780 for 80$, slapped in an old 600gb HDD and 1tb HDD i already had and installed windows 10.

The Full Tower Case in comes in is great too, loads of room and stays really cool. Video card Overclocked to 1150MHZ Core @ 1.212v with throtling disabled hasnt passed 64c on the most demanding games.

Currently playing Prey Maxed out @ 1080p with solid 60FPS on 60hz monitor, not a dip below. Watch dogs 2, far cry primal, re7, mass effect andromeda, ac unity and syndicate maxed out do 45-60.

Thing runs great for a hell of a price.
 
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