Budget Blurple


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As a university student, I can’t really spend an insane amount of money for a “battle station”. This setup ended up costing me under US$1,400 including the desk, chair, and virtually anything you see in the photo. This was possible since some furniture and parts are actually 3-5 years old that I got for an insane deal – I really had to be resourceful and be creative about maximising the things that I had. (see ‘before’ image)


Luckily, this goes hand-in-hand with my minimalist style, and I’d say that I did a decent job putting it together. I know this sounds cliché, but I’ve really wanted a setup I can call my own for a long time, and I’m glad that I was able to finish this little project of mine!




CPU – $400 Intel i7-4790
GPU – $100 Sapphire Radeon R9 290 (surprisingly still good, can’t believe it myself)
PSU – $100 Antec 520W High Current Gamer 80+ Bronze
RAM – $200 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
HDD – $100 Seagate Barracude 2TB
SSD – $100 Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
Case – $100 Fractal Design Core 3500 Case


Monitor 1 – $200 Kogan 24″ 144Hz FreeSync 4ms
Monitor 2 – $200 Samsung S24D300 2ms
Keyboard – $70 Tecware Phantom TKL Blue Switch
Mouse – $30 Redragon M711 Cobra
Headset – $100 Some Gamecom Headset


Desk – $50 Some Desk From Target
Chair – $150 Some Chair From Officeworks


TOTAL – ~AU$1,900


Love it

One comment

  • Very clean, I like it, but could do with some cable management below the desk 😉

    By Sam (Guest) April 15, 2019 at 7:40 am

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