#Bitwit - Poor Man's PC

by sm1245 Posted on: 8/2/2021

Build Description

Now you may be looking at the price shown and be thinking, "what part of this is poor?" Let me explain, the parts themselves are costly but if you look hard enough on facebook marketplace or Ebay you might get very lucky like me!

So this was actually my first PC. I watched a lot of LinusTechTips and Bitwit to get somewhat comfortable and to learn the basics of PC building. I didn't really have the luxury of spending too much on a PC for gaming and had to go with a generic build. On top of everything, the 2020 GPU crisis didn't help one bit. My old computer had integrated graphics and that could only get you so far with games. So I made my way to Facebook Marketplace and found a seller that was selling a lot of spare parts and bought all I needed to build this! Honestly though, I am so glad I was finally able to get a PC that let me play without having to warp through walls or end up back at spawn because of failed rendering. Not to mention I can run Chrome now too and have 4 tabs open in the background!

I opted for a Zotac GTX 1060 3GB mini (yes I know not the best choice) for my GPU, an Intel Core i5-7600K @ 3.80 GHz, an MSI H110M GAMING Motherboard with 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000MHz. Not the best of the best but still good enough for some mid-range gaming.

Favorite Feature

My favorite feature has to be the GPU and Processor. The only reason for it being my favorite is because for the price I got it at it performed so well.

Parts contained in build

 Intel Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake 3.8GHz
Intel Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake 3.8GHz
Qty: 1 $159.99
On Newegg, that's the price.
 MSI H110M Gaming Intel LGA 1151 mATX Motherboard
MSI H110M Gaming Intel LGA 1151 mATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $199.99
Price on Newegg, but I got it for much cheaper ($20). Case was included in the price.
 ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini Single-Fan 3GB GDDR5
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini Single-Fan 3GB GDDR5
Qty: 1 $339.99
The Best deal on Newegg was $339.99. I got it for around $60.The fan needs replacement. It works and all but it has an annoying rattling sound. I believe the cause is due to some bad bearings or lack of lubrication.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL15 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMK16GX4M2B3000 - Black
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL15 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMK16GX4M2B3000 - Black
Qty: 1 $104.99
Got it for $30. My Motherboard can't support the full speeds so it's at 2133MHz.
 DEEPCOOL MATREXX 30,Mini-Tower,M-ATX/Mini-ITX
DEEPCOOL MATREXX 30,Mini-Tower,M-ATX/Mini-ITX
Qty: 1 $39.99
On Amazon this is the price. I got it included with the motherboard.
 EVGA 400 N1 400W ATX Non-Modular PSU
EVGA 400 N1 400W ATX Non-Modular PSU
Qty: 1 $33.97
Not the best, but I got it with the graphics card for free. So no complaints there.
 Intel Heatsink/Fan Cooler E97379-001
Intel Heatsink/Fan Cooler E97379-001
Qty: 1 $16.98
Included with the CPU. This bad boy is as loud as it can get. Does a fairly decent job of cooling. However, it sounds like an airplane during high CPU loads.
 Toshiba 320GB 7200rpm SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Laptop Hard Drive - MK3261GSY
Toshiba 320GB 7200rpm SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Laptop Hard Drive - MK3261GSY
Qty: 1 $15.00
Don't even ask... It was included with the case.
 PNY CS900 500GB 3D NAND 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
PNY CS900 500GB 3D NAND 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $51.99
It's very fast and well worth the price. This one I bought off of Amazon.
 FOXCONN pva060g12l computer cooling case fan
FOXCONN pva060g12l computer cooling case fan
Qty: 1 $12.90
I literally just grabbed it out of an old dead desktop and slapped it in my case.