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Internet browsing

by Antoine3990

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3.6GHz

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This computer is mainly used for internet browsing and light gaming (internet games). I opted for the APU from AMD since it offer good performance for its price. Also, I chose the 1866 Mhz RAM to help it run better. Since I wanted it to be as fast as possible for the tasks I wanted, I added a SSD.

I must say that the case is really a joy to work with for its price tag.

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ReDnAx1991 6 Builds 6 points

Great build, you spent your money wisely +1

Permalink 18 months ago
l13199l 1 Build 2 points

this is a really good build for the price

Permalink 18 months ago
Quintana 2 points

Really good build top to bottom. I've been trying to talk my mom out of buying a new laptop, and just letting me do a similar build to this.

How is the SSD attached? I'm assuming double sided tape, why not just put it in the open slot above for safe keeping?

Permalink 18 months ago
Grazzert 2 Builds 1 point

it looks like it's screwed into an adapter that snaps into place below the 5.25" bay

Permalink 18 months ago
Antoine3990 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

Actually, there is a mount there specially for SSDs.

Permalink 18 months ago
Grazzert 2 Builds 1 point

that's awesome

Permalink 18 months ago
dkevelx 1 point

I would try and hide the cables a bit more, but that's just a personal pet peeve of mine. It's not like any of them are restricting air flow.

Other than that, very nice selection of parts for the price.

Permalink 18 months ago
Antoine3990 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

Yea, I tried my best but, with that PSU, it's hard... I had to push with my foot to close the back correctly x), so I don't think any more cable would enter behind the motherboard.

Permalink 18 months ago

is that a time warner cable router?

Permalink 18 months ago
Antoine3990 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

On my other PC? It is my modem, my router is on the desk.

Permalink 18 months ago

oh dumb me, getting the two confused :/ thanks

Permalink 18 months ago
sketch24 7 Builds 1 point

Really nice build.

Permalink 18 months ago
butch10x 1 Build 1 point

what do you use the other pc for?

Permalink 17 months ago
Antoine3990 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

In fact, this pc is for my aunt. The other one is mine, I use it for gaming, photo editing, programming.

Permalink 17 months ago
MGuiller95 1 point

I want to do something similar for my Dad who's always complaining about his slow laptop (This thing is ancient). How well does this system run? My Dad uses things like facebook mainly but likes to do some light photo editting. Thanks in advance and any advice would be appreciated!

Permalink 14 months ago
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That's a really nice build for that amount of money. I was thinking of making one about the same as yours and was wondering how it ran when you were using it. I want to know because I have a sightly bigger budget so I can do some upgrades.

Permalink 10 months ago
Antoine3990 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, I haven't connected in a while. I couldn't tell how it runs because I built it for my aunt which now lives 10h away from me... As far as I know, for the 2 hours I have used it, it is a solid build for this price. I ran CSS (the game) smoothly and Photoshop was also running nicely. Also, the boot time is less than 10 seconds in Windows 8. If you have a bigger budget (and depending on your use), I would definitly pick up a good monitor (IPS) to go with that. Otherwise, if you want to change something, you would have to change almost everything (if you want a graphic card there is no point in going with AMD APU, so you have to change the CPU, the motherboard and add a GPU)

Permalink 9 months ago