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Facebook, Gmail and Office 365 machine for my mom

by DesHis

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Date Published

March 31, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

Description

A gift for my mom, because her old iMac Broke.

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WaldoTheRanger 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

very good budget build. great cable management, and great hardware.

one thing i might change is the hard drive, i would have gone with western digital, as they seem to be more reliable for the same price. (unless you got a deal on the Seagate)

of course that is my opinion.

bloodroses75 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

The 1TB Seagate appears to be fine from what I read, it was their 2TB that had all the issues. I was a victim of it twice myself :( But yeah, I agree that once you get burned by a company, you question whether to buy their products again.

maggotshero 10 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

That was from their old line of HD's though, wasn't it? I thought after that they came out with a new line and the problems were fixed.

bloodroses75 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

They had both failed within a week of each other (one was primary, one was a backup). It is the first time I've had not only 1, but 2 drives die in less than 2 years of usage. It was about 6 months ago, so chances given based on purchase time, they had to be their old line.

The biggest thing was losing not only all my data on the primary drive, but almost all of the backup of it as well (since it died during the transfer to a replaced primary drive). That was a horrid experience for me. If it wasn't for DropBox, I would have lost even more stuff such as wedding photos and other 'priceless' things.

Gooberdad 9 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Shoot even Western Digital has made turd hard disks. Remember the WD Caviar Green from a couple of years back? Super quiet and efficient...blahh blah blahhhh. I own one of the 1 TB models. Factory setup to "Intellipark" the heads after 8 seconds of inactivity causing extra strain on the disk and premature failure. Anyway, even the great and mighty WD can make a dud.

bloodroses75 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I don't primarily use WD either as I've had a less than stellar record with them as well. You are right that every company has their duds (IBM death/deskstar, Seagate 2tb, Quantum Fireball, etc). After this last disaster I decided to try my luck with a Toshiba 3tb drive.

The biggest thing I can suggest is don't use the same model of drive for a primary and a backup because if one is a dud, there's a chance the other will be as well.

sbNRO 6 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Great job!

Flying.Rhino 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Solid, simple, inexpensive, and very neat and tidy. Nothing really to say about it other then well done.

bloodroses75 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

How well is your mother adjusting from OSX to Windows since I know they are quite different in usage?

Pyroglyph 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Windows for free? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

maggotshero 10 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Some high schools and a lot of colleges allow students to get things like operating systems and programs for free. My college does.

bloodroses75 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Same way with some work environments.

Gooberdad 9 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Way to take care of your mom.

Thumbs up.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

PCMOMRACE

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philip staff 10 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

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