Greetings Fellow PC Building enthusiasts!
I just finished a super-low budget build for a friend that's made up of mostly older/used hardware but still works great ! He had a budget of about $400 and wanted to be able to run games at 1080p around 60FPS on med-high settings and based on the benchmarks I feel like we definitely accomplished that goal!
Not a whole lot to say about the parts, went with an i5-3570 because I saw a good deal for the MOBO and RAM combo on eBay. The rest of the parts were based on that hardware, scooped up an HD 7870 for cheap on Reddit and the PSU is something I just had lying around as a spare. Unfortunately the 8-pin cable for the CPU was super short so I had to route it in front of the MOBO but I tried to make it look as clean as possible. I also went with an SSD instead of a HDD to start off with because I've noticed it's easier for people to start with an SSD and add a second drive later rather than starting off with a HDD and getting an SSD later (since re-installing the OS onto the SSD after the fact is more of a pain).
Thanks for checking out the build, feel free to leave a comment and I'll try to answer any questions/concerns/comments you have!