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Topic # 220241 1-Aug-2017 21:25
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I'm looking for some old bits and pieces to put together a basic gaming PC for my 8 year old son.

 

Ideally looking for something around i3-2100 or i5-2400 CPU/mobo or equiv with a similar era GPU

 

Anyone got anything they are looking to offload?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1835274 1-Aug-2017 21:27
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How much are you looking to spend?  I've got a full blown PC on there with i7 3770 and gpu (and os) further down this list but I've also got a i5 2400 and more memory here too.




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  Reply # 1835279 1-Aug-2017 21:32
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ideally as little as possible :)

 

He's managed to get about $120 from saving up job money and his birthday, and i've said i'd top him up. But i doubt we're talking 3770 money :)


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1835295 1-Aug-2017 21:39
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What parts do you need?




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  Reply # 1835371 2-Aug-2017 08:27
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Everything but the case, drives, keyboard and monitor :)


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  Reply # 1835423 2-Aug-2017 09:33
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I might have some ram (4gb??) floating around somewhere that you could have for the cost of shipping. I'll take a look when I get home and see what I've got.


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  Reply # 1835435 2-Aug-2017 09:40
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where are you based?

 

i have a working amd x4 3.3ghz quad core,  mobo, 8GB ram, case, PSU, just needs a new hard drive + windows

 

will be cheap

 

 

 

im in west auckland

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1835438 2-Aug-2017 09:47
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I have an NVIDIA GTX570 - assumed working but it has been a while! - that he can have have for the cost of postage.

 

 





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  Reply # 1835455 2-Aug-2017 10:04
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maoriboy:

 

I might have some ram (4gb??) floating around somewhere that you could have for the cost of shipping. I'll take a look when I get home and see what I've got.

 

 

 

 

Thanks i'd appreciate it




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  Reply # 1835456 2-Aug-2017 10:05
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Item:

 

I have an NVIDIA GTX570 - assumed working but it has been a while! - that he can have have for the cost of postage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

that would be awesome! thanks




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  Reply # 1835468 2-Aug-2017 10:05
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dan:

 

where are you based?

 

i have a working amd x4 3.3ghz quad core,  mobo, 8GB ram, case, PSU, just needs a new hard drive + windows

 

will be cheap

 

 

 

im in west auckland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington unfortunately


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  Reply # 1835479 2-Aug-2017 10:14
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What games is he playing?
Sit on trademe for a bit, There was a user offering me an I7 http://ark.intel.com/products/65524/Intel-Core-i7-3770S-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz (For a bloody good price with 4GB of DDR3 1600, I PM''d them to see if its still available without name dropping. Go grab a board that support permanent turbo clocking or what ever its called so it doesnt throttle back and you have a 3770 that goes well.




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  Reply # 1835516 2-Aug-2017 10:42
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Coil:

 

What games is he playing?
Sit on trademe for a bit, There was a user offering me an I7 http://ark.intel.com/products/65524/Intel-Core-i7-3770S-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz (For a bloody good price with 4GB of DDR3 1600, I PM''d them to see if its still available without name dropping. Go grab a board that support permanent turbo clocking or what ever its called so it doesnt throttle back and you have a 3770 that goes well.

 

 

 

 

He's not playing anything particularly testing, a couple of low end steam games (house war or something) terarria, but wants to play some old school 1st person shooters. (think UT3/ BFBC2 type games) 

 

 

 

I've had a look at the 1155 gen3 gear there seems to be a number of the  CPUs around for really good money but not as many motherboards any of the MBs i've seen have been pretty pricey. (Hence the looking at sandy bridge era instead)

 

 

 

To be honest anything over an i3 2100 would probably do :)

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1835557 2-Aug-2017 11:25
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grab something like this :

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/desktops/no-monitor/auction-1380156568.htm

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/desktops/no-monitor/auction-1385137339.htm

 

and then put in a half height GPU (GTX 1030 or RX550 new) .. or move the parts into a new case to support a 2nd hand GTX5xx / GTX 6xx etc

 

 

 

there seem to be plenty like this going cheap too :

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/desktops/no-monitor/auction-1384632154.htm

 

just add GPU




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  Reply # 1835617 2-Aug-2017 12:04
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 yeah i looked at the SFF pc option and its seems a reasonable idea. Do they use standard size motherboards these days?  The ones i've found so far have either been non-standard motherboards and not enough room (length normally) for a cheap graphics card.

 

As for the cheap $1 res auctions, yeah i've been keeping an eye on them. No luck so far.

 

Ideally i want parts, if we can turn this into a lesson in saving for what you want as well as a this is how you put a PC together then all the better. But i'm open to anything at the moment, hence the post here to see what my options are like


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  Reply # 1835700 2-Aug-2017 13:03
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Spesh,

 

The case etc is to heavy to send down, extremely heavy case and i dont have a box for it,   but i can take out the atx asus mobo/AMD Quad Core Cpu/ram/psu and that can be sent down

 

make a offer if you want via PM, it was a former HTPC

 

shipping is probably around 10-12$ or so

 

 

 

 


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