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?