I wasn't real sure the "Build Title" should be for this little thing. If anyone has a better name feel free to comment! If you're confused about the CPU and Ram being at such a low cost, It was a bundle for 105 for both parts, Thats why there price is just cut in half.
Backstory: After re-building my main system in a new case with both sides being tempered glass I really didn't like the thought of transferring my pc to a different home, let alone moving around it my room. Every summer I leave my state to go spend time with family and my current laptop can barely play Minecraft so I knew I needed something. Then my moms work was doing a "PC Yardsale" and she told me they had a small dell pc for 40 bucks, So I gave her the money and then I had this little thing. It came with an i3-2120, 3gb of ram and 250gb hard drive. I regretted buying it at first until I did some research and people where upgrading it and I thought, **** this might work. So I saved up some cash and bought an Zotac GTX 1050 Ti (low profile) for it and at first It didn't work, but a bios updated fixed that. Then it sat collecting dust until I upgraded the hard drive to a Western Digital blue 2tb 5400rpm, Which yes im running windows on it, and its not fun. But the drives speeds are not bad and will do fine for loading games. Then I got an i7-2600 and 16gb of DDR3 1333MHz ram for 105 total which was a steal (Thanks to my brother for finding the deal and buying the parts). Now today putting everything together and doing some benchmarks this little pc is wonderful. Sorry for the novel.
You may ask well where is the PSU, Motherboard and Case. The PSU is an DELL 240 Watt 80+ unit, The motherboard is also dell but I don't have any model numbers. The case is an Optiplex 790 SFF Case.
Some benchmarks I took where: Cinebench Multi-Core score: 613 GTA 5 (1080p, very high / high no msaa): 70 FPS Average PUBG (1080p Medium): 61 FPS Average Ghost Recon Wildlands (1080p Lowest): 62 FPS Average
The noise the system makes is acceptable at least for me, Considering the size of the system and how everything is crammed into it the noise is fine. Temps during gaming are acceptable, 70-75C on the GPU under max load, The cpu remains cool as well and the only thing making a lot of noise is the GPU.
One of its major downfalls is the 1050 Ti, Because of power limits and temps the 1050 ti does run slower than other 1050 ti's. The difference between this 1050 ti and a one with more power and a better cooler is small but I thought I should mention it. But I expected that knowing it can only pull 75 watts and runs hot due to the 790's bad air flow. Don't get me wrong the 1050 Ti still does great, just this is one of the systems major downfalls.
Overall the system performs great its quick and responsive using windows, even on the hard drive. I am planning to buy a 250gb SSD for the system and put windows, programs and some games on the drive. It does a great job in gaming as a whole and I paid less than 400 dollar total for the system. Considering the price and size, Its great.
Thanks for reading everything If you did, If not that's cool too I did write a novel after all. If you have questions, comment and ill respond as quickly as possible!