[SOLVED] Old platform, new config

GoldenGamerUK

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I have a friend of mine who is in need of a new PC, and I have some old parts laying around that can be used in part of a new build, it's all DDR3 non ecc stuff

Ideally I would like to use up all the DDR3 ram I have spare
2x8gb
2x4gb (x2)
So in total 32gb of ddr3, and i want to use it all in a build for him but cant find a platform for it all to go on, I want to keep cost down as much as I can but not dirt cheap, I just ideally just need help finding a motherboard and cpu, the rest I can sort out. All help is appreciated, thanks!
 

ohio_buckeye

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Best bet I would say, find an old Dell optiplex with something like an i7 3770 in it. Max the ram and toss in a good gpu and call it good. Probably your cheapest route.

Something similar to this probably

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Desktop-Computer-Tower-FAST-QUAD-CORE-i7-Windows-10-Pro-PC-8GB-RAM-2TB-HD/192345478081?hash=item2cc8af13c1:g:Zf0AAOSw1sZdZVeh&LH_BIN=1


Not a fan of hp, but this one is a lot less.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hp-Compaq-8300-Elite-i7-16GB-RAM-NVIDIA-GTX-1050-900gbSTORAGE-GAMING-SETUP/303411964877?hash=item46a4c32bcd:g:BQ4AAOSwhs1d~lmj&LH_BIN=1

So you could probably do something like that. Max ram. Replace power supply with a better unit. Maybe a used rx 580 or something along those lines. The hp you may need to mod a bit, but gives an idea what's there.
 

ohio_buckeye

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Best bet I would say, find an old Dell optiplex with something like an i7 3770 in it. Max the ram and toss in a good gpu and call it good. Probably your cheapest route.

Something similar to this probably

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Desktop-Computer-Tower-FAST-QUAD-CORE-i7-Windows-10-Pro-PC-8GB-RAM-2TB-HD/192345478081?hash=item2cc8af13c1:g:Zf0AAOSw1sZdZVeh&LH_BIN=1


Not a fan of hp, but this one is a lot less.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hp-Compaq-8300-Elite-i7-16GB-RAM-NVIDIA-GTX-1050-900gbSTORAGE-GAMING-SETUP/303411964877?hash=item46a4c32bcd:g:BQ4AAOSwhs1d~lmj&LH_BIN=1

So you could probably do something like that. Max ram. Replace power supply with a better unit. Maybe a used rx 580 or something along those lines. The hp you may need to mod a bit, but gives an idea what's there.
 

GoldenGamerUK

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In my own tower I have 16gb too!

ideally I wanted to get rid of all the ram I have, it's just collecting dust at this point 😂 got an old rx 250 which is good to go in the bin, and an fx 6300, better off getting a Dell and transplanting into a new case maybe?
 

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