Description

I turned 12 recently and wanted to give back to my family, so I built a PC for my dad because his old AIO isn't holding up very well. It's cheap, but it works well and it was fast because of that SSD. I felt proud of myself and so did my parents.

Part Reviews

CPU

This CPU works like a charm. Even if it's half a bill and sucks even next to a locked i5, Skylake is cool and efficient, and it will be more than enough for my dad for the next 3 years.

Motherboard

This board is elegant, from the hardware itself (did I mention it has an NVMe M.2 slot?) to the software layout. Was easy to work with to change settings, and hasn't failed me yet, although having the front panel connectors on the bottom right edge of the board instead of behind the RAM would be nice.

Memory

its ram wot u want

Video Card

It's a really good card for the money, and is well more than enough for my dad.

Case

Amazingly easy to build in, take off a few thumbsticks, put in some standoffs, hard drives, mobos, PSUs, a GPU, and that's it. No proprietary plugs or ryzers to worry about.

Power Supply

NOICE power supploi, stable af. Just wish it would ditch those unnecessary Molex plugs

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Not bad for a young 'un. +1 for your generosity. How's your dad finding it so far?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

he's loving it! although he isnt very happy about not having ms office.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

...although he isnt very happy about not having ms office.

If he is not able to transfer a previous Microsoft Office from a different computer or if not have the extra $120 or more at the moment. You or him could download LibreOffice as they too have Writer (like Word/Word Perfect), Calc (like Excel/Lotus) and Impress (like Powerpoint). They also have Draw (like Viso), Math, and Base (like Access).

You can change the files as Microsoft if need be or leave them as is. Donations are optional when downloading OfficeLibre. Also keep in mind they don't have email client (like Outlook) if he requires one, but it's a great open source office software for home users and student users.

Just an option to think about until he gets his Microsoft Office solved to his new computer.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

no its just the office subscription disk is in a different apartment, and when we get there, i will buy an external cd drive to install it.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Aha, I see. Which version is it? I recall 2016 only has the product key since the download is online which requires a Microsoft account.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

its office 2012

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

great little build buddy! +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the build and the thought of your dad having his own system

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build man, hopefully your dad will get many years of use out of this one! +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

fast af ssd boot times boiii

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeee BOIIIII

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

why didnt you go for the g4560 for like mabye 20$? it will last him alot longer than the g4400

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I wanted it to be in the exact $500 budget

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Also kaby boards are more expensive than sky boards

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, what kind of things does he do on the pc?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice going, young man!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the SSD Review. Welcome to the PC Meme Master Race

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

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