My aunt and I surprised my grandma with a new computer in August. She had an old machine from 12+ years ago and the sluggish performance had finally begun to catch up with her. So for her birthday, I picked the parts and built the computer and my aunt paid for it. I managed to keep it under $300 (not including the speakers, those were bought later), and it ended up being a really solid computer. We also got her a set of real speakers because the only one she had before was inside of her old desktop. My grandma loves it.
Even though it's just $300, I think it turned out quite well and looks really good, even inside. That's thanks to the NZXT Source 210, which is awesome for any budget build.
|CPU||AMD A4-5300 3.4GHz Dual-Core||$54.99||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2||$49.99||(Purchased)|
|Memory||A-Data XPG Gaming Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$29.99||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM||$54.99||(Purchased)|
|Case||NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower||$29.99||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Corsair 430W ATX12V||$44.99||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer||$17.99||(Purchased)|
|Speakers||Logitech Z130 5W 2ch||$24.99||(Purchased)|
|Date Published||March 26, 2014|
|Date Built||Aug. 27, 2013|