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Building a budget personal PC, but want to help F@H?

Postby Burks » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:47 am

Hello everyone

With starting grad school soon I have realized that my 7+ year old laptop rapidly seeing more issues, it's time to build a personal PC. I basically will use it for very light gaming (as I do all my gaming on PS4) and writing papers/research/etc. I have cleaned out an area to use as my study area so I can now have a desktop again (first time in over 9 years, I still have my old desktop someplace).

Cousin of mine has a desktop with a Intel i5 3330 chip in it, 8GB DDR3 RAM, and a crappy GPU. I was considering getting a GTX 1050 as it would meet my gaming requirements (mainly World of Tanks which I used to run on just a lowly 8600GT).

I figured why not do something good with my idle time and possibly even earn a few bucks while doing so? Looks like, mining CureCoin + FLDC, it would be around $1.8/day or $0.20/day by itself (pays for the electricity at least). The money is honestly just a plus.

Does this sound feasible using the CPU listed above?
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Re: Building a budget personal PC, but want to help F@H?

Postby Nathan_P » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:02 am

Sounds perfectly feasible, you might want to consider the more powerful 1050ti, running costs won't be much more (if any) but performance will be better
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Re: Building a budget personal PC, but want to help F@H?

Postby boristsybin » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:54 pm

+1 for 1050Ti 4Gb, also very good for WoT and WoWS
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Re: Building a budget personal PC, but want to help F@H?

Postby bruce » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:47 pm

My personal recommendation (for my own purchase): Always look for a Ti version.
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Re: Building a budget personal PC, but want to help F@H?

Postby jrweiss » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:42 pm

For performance on a budget, look at the new AMD Ryzen CPUs. The quad-core, 3.1 GHz Ryzen 3-1200 goes for around $110, and you can get a B-350 MoBo for $90 or so (current Newegg prices).
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