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Budget Case/PC build

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With Canadian pricing still being way over mrsp on ram/gpu I set out to build a budget gaming pc with a combination of used and new parts until the market calms down in a year..ish, I hope. Currently a 6gb 1060 Gtx is going for $435 "on sale" at local BestBuy. So that's setting my budget for this build to $500 canadian pesos or $400 USD. My goal is a water cooled pc built into my living room Ikea cabinet that doesn't stand out. Stays decently quiet and allows for smooth 1080p game play.

So Parts list:

(used) I5 4670k - $75 CAD / 59 USD

(used) Z87-G45 Mobo - $75 CAD / 59 USD

(used) 16 GB DDR3 Ram 1866 included with Chip & Mobo

(new) XFX Pro 850w PSU - $80 CAD / 63 USD

(new) SwiftTech 240 X2 - $90 CAD / 70 USD

(used) Asus GTX 690 - $115 CAD / 90 USD

(new) 2 x GPU Block - $34 CAD / 27 USD

(new) Memory heat sinks $8 CAD / 6 USD

(new) 2M/6ft Soft Pvc tube $5 CAD / 4 USD

(new) 4x G 1/4" Rotating Elbow $16 CAD / 12 USD

Materials:

1 Sheet of 13mm/0.5" MDF - $6 CAD / 5 USD

1 Can of black paint - $8 CAD / 6 USD

Misc bolts and plastic washers - $4 Cad / 3 USD

Total: $516 CAD / 411 USD

I have to say trying to find decent used pc parts around my area was horrendous there were people trying to sell a Gtx 780 for $300 CAD. I managed to jew down the 690 by half telling him "SLI is dead/dying" and I had to rely on Ebay/NCIX for the new parts. I probably could have shaved a couple of bucks off this build by getting a used psu and cobbling together a couple of used AIO water coolers. Anyways after typing this up, just called in sick and off to the shop to start making the case for this build.

**I'll have to add pics later tonight but I will say after viewing other's work, mine isn't going to be anything amazing lol
Date: Jan 11, 2018   


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