Description

The primary purpose of this build is to allow my wife to play LAN Co-op games with me as well as being used for basic tasks like web browsing, email and some work related stuff. Any of the parts that are listed as $0 I had laying around in my spare parts bins. I was originally concerned about airflow in the case but that turned out to not be a problem even with a +75 core +150 memory on the GPU. I will be giving it to her for her birthday in a few weeks so I have only tested a handful of games and everything is butter smooth on a 1080p 60hz monitor.

Part Reviews

CPU

Excellent little quad core that is more than enough for my wifes needs. Went with this over a Ryzen chip due to clock speed.

CPU Cooler

Keeps everything nice and cool without any problems. Hard to beat at the price I paid for it.

Motherboard

A great motherboard with lots of nice features. Two m.2 slots and 3 fan headers hits the sweet spot for this form factor.

Memory

Looks nice and runs well. No complaints.

Storage

Came out of my old test bench, works great for boot and a few small games.

Storage

Slow but I have quite a few laying around that I got for free. Works fine for extra storage.

Video Card

I love EVGA cards and this is no exception. I would like to see the price for this card about $25 lower than were it currently sits but its still not an awefull deal.

Case

Looks nice and it comes with two fans. Front intake is very limited so I wouldn't recommend a bunch of high heat parts but for this system is works perfect.

Power Supply

Powers everything, doesn't explode, and I have a few of them laying around.

Comments

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Glad to see I’m not the only one that puts their mb on the mb box when installing components lolz

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

It gets the job done and its free :)