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So I was watching a lot of videos on YouTube and doing a lot of reading about building PCs.

I was recently at my parents home and noticed that their PC is way too slow for what they are using. At one point I saw a word doc, pictures, 6-10 webpages open at the same time! No wonder that little AMD Sempron was giving in. They are not very tech savvy to know that if so much stuff is open plus programs in the background and antivirus always on would slow down their machine.

Since it was nearing their wedding anniversary, I decided to give it a shot and build a PC. I got on PCPARTPICKER and started picking and choosing what I will buy. I tried to stay within a budget, but at the same time I don't want to disappoint my parents, because they have spent their lives bringing me up to be successful. So I aimed at quick response times on loading and discrete graphics for anything video they will be doing.

Once I got all the parts, oh it was a pleasure putting it all together, and the stickers! I love stickers! EVGA had the most eye catching sticker. It was such and exciting experience that my friend said that if he didn't know he would think I was doing something else, with the sounds I was making ;) But anyways, The worst part was the cable management, but the case had plenty of room in the back to hide the cables and make this machine look nice.

Now, I do have one favorite game I play, its Battlefield 4. And from the online reviews it looks like I will be able to play it when I visit my parents. I have not done any overclocking, and I don't even know if these parts have the capability, but I will do so in the future!

I have had only one problem with this build. I purchased an LED lit mouse and backlit AZIO keyboard with big letters for my parents. When I power off the PC, the lights on the mouse and the keyboard stay on and its annoying because for me I need them off to indicate that the machine has been properly shut down.

Any ideas, suggestions, comments?

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

First off, +1 on a great build for a great reason. It's good to see people giving back to their parents. As for the issue with the keyboard and mouse, it might be the usb port. For some reason, when i have my mouse and keyboard (Razer Naga Epic Chroma and Razer Blackwidow Chroma) hooked up to usb 2.0 slots, all the lights stay lit when I power down my pc. When I plug into usb 3.0 ports. They turn off. No idea why. Someone before had mentioned 5V vs 12V power. Apparently 12V turns off when the machine is down but 5V stays energized. No idea how true that is though. You could always just tell them to flip the switch on the PSU. Lol. But seriously. Good looking build bud. And for and even better reason. Feel free to check out my build. Its a constant work in progress so any feedback is appreciated.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I need to become a doctor at least to afford that kind of PC you have!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think mice and keyboards connected to the PS/2 port might stay powered.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Both are USB powered

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
I like this kinda presents nwn

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

My mainboard(Asus MaximusVI) has a function that can power the usb-ports while the PC is swiched off ( this is intended to charge Mobilephones and other stuff) Maybe it is similar with your board and the mouse and keyboard stay on because of that. I can turn off this function in the BIOS. You can check if it is the same.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

And it might be a specific set of ports so trying other ports is an option too of you haven't already.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Will try both of these suggestions once i go back to parents home. Thanks for suggestions!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree with TinyCroc, my Asus board has this feature and I just looked up your board's manual and it looks like yours does too! It'll be under the Advance Menu in the "USB Config." section.

Good luck and a solid looking build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Tried that, everything seems to be enabled there, any other thoughts?