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#1 superking75

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:58 PM

I have been toying with the idea of doing a cheaper "Experiment" computer. I want to try overclocking and mabye see how far i can really go (as in way way over what i should.), and because of this I dont want to spend much more than $200-$300 on it so if something breaks it is not that big of a deal. But my main question for you guys is what are some unlocked CPU'S that are older and cheaper, and possibly pretty easy to find used.

 

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 07:33 PM

Is that the whole system or just the cpu? An F8350 and motherboad combo at Microcenter $300 + tax

http://www.microcenter.com/product/446616/SABERTOOTH_990FX_R20_AM3_ATX_AMD_Motherboard



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 07:47 PM

200-300 for the whole system. Again so if something fails it really is not that big of a deal.



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 09:10 PM

FX-6300 for that budget. Idk how well it overclocks, but it's overclockable and is the budget chip of choice.
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Posted 12 February 2016 - 09:29 PM

A10 7850k FM2+ based system$135 

http://www.microcenter.com/product/446602/A88XM-A_Socket_FM2-FM2_A88X_mATX_AMD_Motherboard

 

Decent PSU 400W $40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1N83U90946

 

CD player-$20

 

HDD 1 TB $50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

 

KB and Mouse $30

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126332&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

 

Ram $35

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820156035

Case $22

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811353050

 

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Total $332 b4 tax and shipping



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:35 PM

Looking for overclocking practice? A pentium g3258 for 70$ (dual core, oc-able) is upgradeable to a core i5 or i7.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:58 PM

if your looking for something to practice on, something older, perhaps a old custom build with like a pentium like captain suggested, with a PSU upgrade and a heatsink upgrade. Realistically, with a $300 max price range, your not likely to be able to build a new computer that will do basic computing, not alone any kind of a serious overclock anyway. go older, go used, until you get good at it, and then purchase new equipment, and save up for a solid setup.


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