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I wanted something for the kids to play fortnite on.

I found a used HP office machine (not sure of the model #) on craigslist with a I5 3470 and 4gb ram for $50.

I found a 128 GB inland ssd for $10

I found a used antec power supply for $5. All the reviews on this psu say that while it's ugly, it's a workhorse and lasts for years

The rest I got on ebay rx 470 4gb for $74 500gb hard drive for $10 4gb of ram for $10. ( I found a matching stick to what was in there and luckily it's running in dual channel.

$160 total to get the kids off of my computer.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

what is the performance like?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I can tell you right now that the performance should be really good.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I second that. I sold an HP this summer that had a 3570 and the buyer didn't go to low because he really wanted to get that CPU which looks to be much better than the 3470. But for gaming the 3470 should suffice!

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had a chance to benchmark yet

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome price on the rx 470 as it is more powerful than a GTX 1050 ti. You also dropped in another 4gb stick to get 8gb of ram I take? With that cpu/gpu and 8gb of ram I would suspect that PC should be able to run fortnite well on reasonably higher settings @ 1080p. Though it looks like you had fun installing that GPU in that case.

Hope this pic off imgur gives you a good laugh though!

https://imgur.com/gallery/wQGD4r6?fbclid=IwAR3BIVeEprGtyY3Upx5efRiCmQaSB5noiEQH3UMCFPQI8Ccm2mC-iazoPBk

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 1050ti and it can ball at 50-55 FPS in fortnite. The 470 should be able to ball 60-80 FPS epic settings

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Fortnite was made using unreal engine and nvidia helped them or something, so nvidia gpus preform much better than amd in fortnite, so it should be around the same fps

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

But even still, the war power thoguh

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy crap this is almost the same to my pc!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Just being a dad who knows about computers +1 for kids getting their own PC +1 for no kids on your own PC anymore +100 for anything else i missed :D

btw i dont know much about used SSDs but even though the lifespan is shorter than Hard drives, is there a way to reset the data cells or something that resets their lifespan or something? Idk where i saw this from but i could be just tripping when i read it.

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

Actually SSDs tend to last longer than HDDs. Sure they to wear out with a limit to how much one can write to it but for the average home user 15 years of use is how long it would take to reach the average write limit to a SSD. Most HDDs will take a dump long before that.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

could u give me some benchmarks when u get some please! from what ive heard tho this is pretty good

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. I'm having some driver issues, but I think I figured it out. I will hopefully have benchmarks soon

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

So far I've only had the chance to do the time spy benchmark 3250. And play a little fortnite. 60 to 80 fps

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

where is the motherboard?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a oem hp motherboard that came with the system

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

okay

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

lol 160 good job man, have to give it to ya!

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a 470 my mistake. Made the change.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The HP PC, ssd, and PSU I got on craigslist. The extra stick of ram, GPU and hard drive I got on Ebay

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