A $100 PC...for Elden Ring!

by onotech Posted on: 11/7/2022

Build Description

This was a fun challenge. I wanted to build a $100 PC that could play Elden Ring...and by "play" I mean good enough where I could at least beat a boss. And we did it! Performance wasn't spectacular (we were in the 20-25 FPS range on the lowest settings, 1080p), but it technically worked. It was really hard to do, but we got it done :)

YT Channel: OzTalksHW

Favorite Feature

I love how there isn't any wasted space in the computer. The components fit snugly and it looks full!

Parts contained in build

Inland Professional 256GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA 3.0 6 GBps 2.5 Inch 7mm Internal Solid State Drive
Inland Professional 256GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA 3.0 6 GBps 2.5 Inch 7mm Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $20.00
Used from Craigslist. Was a great deal at the time! Solid SSD
 2x4 GB DDR2 667 MHz
2x4 GB DDR2 667 MHz
Qty: 1 $16.00
Bought this kit from Aliexpress for about $16. Was super clutch because 4GB DDR2 sticks are usually $50+!
 AM2+/AM3 Motherboard: k9n6pgm2-v2
AM2+/AM3 Motherboard: k9n6pgm2-v2
Qty: 1 $0.00
Found this at an older computer store. Came with the case, CPU, 4GB DDR2, and power supply for free!
 Antec A30 Pro CPU Cooler
Antec A30 Pro CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $15.00
Solid little cooler for a wonderful price. Supports AM3 as well!
 EVGA 430W PSU 80+ Certified
EVGA 430W PSU 80+ Certified
Qty: 1 $13.00
EVGA B stock power supply for $13 :)
 MSI GTX 760 2GB Gaming X
MSI GTX 760 2GB Gaming X
Qty: 1 $45.00
Reddit hardwareswap for the win! Only $45
 Phenom II X4 955 CPU
Phenom II X4 955 CPU
Qty: 1 $0.00
Found this at an older computer store. Came with the case, motherboard, 4GB DDR2, and power supply for free!