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My mother-in-law was looking to buy a new computer. Since i have only built one computer I asked if i could build her one for more experience. She gave me a 350 dollar budget, but after tax I got it around 420. The only thing she will mainly use this computer for is to browse the internet and backup her pictures from her phone. I know i could of went with a cheaper CPU, but i didn't.

Cable management is not too good, but its what i had to work with. Also the MB only has one system fan plug-in and the case had 2 fans.

Let me know what you think and if there is something else I could of done differently.

Thanks,

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 4 points

For the use case, it's a pretty good build. +1 for that.

Two things though:

  1. as you mentioned, you could (and should) have gone for a cheaper CPU. The G4500 would have been ideal for this build, and would get you within the $350 budget.

  2. The EVGA 400w in particular isn't a very good unit. This Jonnyguru review is pretty thorough. It will work fine for this system, but keep in mind that the PSU has a two-year warranty, and if it does fail it is likely to destroy other components as well.

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow! Thanks! I probably should of done more research on that PSU!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

The i3 4170 is cheaper than the 4150 and is newer.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I could of got the 4150 cheaper somewhere else, but I have Amazon prime and you can't beat free 2 day shipping.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Hope she is happy!

+1

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a great budget build. Hopefully it will give at least a few years of service.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the solidity of this build (don't know if thats a word). I might of gone for a more desktop-oriented cpu though. The core i3 works splendidly, if I were you I would of gone for an AMD A8 because of the cheapness, but the core i3 is great for browsing the internet, and if your mother ever gets into gaming (XD), you can add a discrete GPU. This build is really good, though. I think your mother will be proud.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

you could have gone for a g4400 or a g3258 for the computer to be cheaper (just saying)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Where's the 980ti? :P

  • 44 months ago
  • 4 points

Or a bit later, a 1080. Perfect for the Start Menu

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, there were better alternatives you could have went to with the CPU; i3-6100, G3258, or G4400.

Nice budget build, I went and upgraded my mom's old PC a few months back for around $250. Instead of a HDD, I went with a cheaper 120 GB SSD.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

You can connect that fan to the psu bro. Just need a connector for it if you want it to work.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the insight! Ill look for an adapter now.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

but after tax I got it around 420

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Noice build mate. +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

You could have gotten a pentium G4400, G4500, or an i3 6100 for cheaper.

That PSU isnt very good. Dont cheap out on the PSU. For low low budget, i reccomend corsair CX.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

iirc I made a comment about the cable management being s***house, this expression is Australian slang for being as sounds being not the best. It was my honest opinion. To be fair strayan slang is often crude and I guess I have been desensitized by it.

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