MILLENNIUM - (OLD One...)
The name got stuck back when i used Matrox Graphics Cards.
|CPU||AMD RYZEN 7 2700X (AMD Phenom II 965BE)|
|Cooler||Wraith Prism MAX|
|Motherboard||ASUS RoG Strix B450 E Gaming|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 16Gb LPX 3200|
|Graphics||AMD/ASUS RoG Strix RX480 8Gb|
|Disc Drive 1||Corsair MP510 NVME 480Gb|
|Disc Drive 2||AMD R7 SSD 240Gb|
|Optical Drive||ASUS DVD|
|PSU||ASUS RoG 750Watt|
|Extras||Just regular AF Fans for Positive Pressure|
Ecologic AKA Tiny Tim
This is the lowest i can get to build a very cheap computer for my weekends away from the city.
A lot of you may ask why this particular low end APU, why not a A8 or A10. Well, i bought all of these for a little under 100€ or 111USD, so its quite cheap allright, no other part would cost me this low. Even if you try building a Celeron J1800 system, this would cost at least 80€ (98USD) here. Instead of that, i spent 65USD on APU+MOBO (brand new), 20USD on a really old screen, 10 for GPU about 15 for DDR3 modules, hdd and case. I could've bought a used CPU too but when you buy used stuff, you don't always get what you want.
I got windows 10 running smooth and Deus Ex Human Revolution in playable condition (35-40fps) with 1680x1050 resolution, low settings of course, not everything on low but almost. I setup the Tiny Tim in a 22inch screen but the budget only allowed myself a 19inch so i guess 1280x1024 will give me a boost in fps while playing some games, plus getting the settings to medium, perhaps.
I had a great fun building it and i wanted to know how good can be the low budget hardware, plus, spending too much on a computer that will work less than a couple of hours on weekends its just not a good ideia, a laptop could do the trick better but its alot more expensive.
It will play DX HR at decent levels and Bioshock 1&2 pretty well. Surfing the net (which was the primary goal) is just easy piece of cake.
|CPU||AMD Athlon 5150 @2Ghz|
|Memory||Corsair 2Gb XMS III|
|Graphics||AMD ASUS HD6670 1Gb|
|Disc Drive 1||Toshiba 2.5 7200rpm 320Gb|
|Optical Drive||Samsung DVD|
|Extras||Revoltec Low Noise Fan|
Well.. i kind of forgot about this thread, so let keep things up to date.
Not long after the last pic, i sorted out the cable mess, grabbed a RX480 at a great price plus a Corsair PSU. And a bit of blue AF Fans.
After a buying a mat for my table, that red eye started messing with me. "Luckily" the corsair PSU blew up. Nothing was damaged though.
The choice was the RoG PSU 750 and prepare for upgrades even if Doom was running fairly well 100+fps, even NieR Automata was doing great for a PC port.
But the Phenom time came to an end at 4.3ghz.
The Strix B450 E-Gaming stepped in along with Ryzen 7 2700X
Even a MP510 NVME made its way in but kept the faithful AMD SSD in.
Still cable managing and fan curve adjusting, but next buy will be for sure Strix Flare keyboard and Gladius 2 Origin mouse.
Me and AMD come along way, from my am386, to Athlon, AthlonXP, Athlon 64 and so on...
For GPU's.. sorry, was a long time Matrox fan 'till i had to go ATI/AMD, then was full ON!
Thats it.. for now.
And there it is, the best curve of a computer is your smile
XMAS gift to myself.
Next UP: ROG Strix GO 2.4
Farther down the line: AMD/ASUS Strix 5700XT (i was hoping that the new GPU's would drop the price on the 5700XT but ....)