(I'm sorry if there are any grammer/spelling mistakes, I'm dutch)
I'm 15 years old and I live in Curacao. I've been working my *** off so I could replace my glorious (not) dell optiplex 745 featuring the 9 year old amd athlon 64x2 4800+ and my ps4 for a gaming pc. Unfortunately, my parents did not see any light in me spending ~$1000 on a gaming rig, and they didn't understand why I wanted a new pc while already had a pc...
I decided to look around on the internet for used pc's, since that was my only option left. The only problem is that I live on quite a small island, so you don't see any fancy liquid cooled i7 rigs passing by every day. But then I saw a an ad of a guy that was selling his gaming pc for about $450. I called him up, negotiated a bit, and finally got bought a pc (for $322).
About the PC: GPU: It originally came with an Asus hd5670 1gb ddr5 graphics card, as much as I wanted to like this gpu, I still put in my gt 730 from my old pc. Both cards aren't very good for gaming, especially not for what I want to play, but the gt 730 was just a little better in the games I play. Thankfully I ordered the evga gtx 950 sc which will be here by Tuesday, and I'm very excited about it :)
PSU: Yes, it doesn't have the 80+ efficiency rating, and I'm very scared something will happen to the psu. But on the other hand, this psu has served the previous owner very well. I'm still not sure whether I should get a new psu, and if I would, I'd get a modular psu which is gonna cost me quite a bit (where i live at least.) And my parents would never understand why I would spent money on replacing something that still works (I understand that)
Cpu cooler: Oh gosh............. The stock cooler is so noisy, I didn't even know ball bearing coolers still existed. It is keeping the cpu cool though, I turned off turbo boost (Turbo boost with this cpu will increase the clockspeed to 3.3 ghz if 3 or less cores are being utilized) and overclocked just al little bit (2,9 - 3.0ish ghz). I haven't seen the temps go over 40c, but that might be because I don't have very cpu intensive games since my old pc wasn't very powerful. When my gtx 950 arrives I'll play some more demanding games.
Cpu: Very happy with it, should still be able to run modern games without bottlenecking the gtx 950, so we'll see.
Case: It was covered with dust from the inside, but the previous owner mentioned it so I was aware of it. He didn't do any cable managing, and I tried it, but it's a pain in the *** with a non modular psu. If I'm buying a modular psu I'll redo the cable management, but for now it's fine. The case looks really good in my opinion, unfortunately I broke the top part (where the power button is located) when I tried to remove it (yes it's possible) thankfully you don't see it.
^^^Those were the parts worth mentioning imo^^^
Future plans: -Replacing the graphics card with a evga geforce gtx 950 sc. -Replacing the psu for a modular 80+ certified one. (Maybe) -Adding a SSD (Maybe) -Getting a aftermarket cpu cooler and do some more overclocking
I will take better pictures when I've upgraded the pc for a bit.
Overal I'm very excited to make use of the phenom's full potential, and I'm very happy with the pc. If you have any questions feel free to ask.