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by zMadButcherz


This computer was built for my parents for Christmas. They have been using a 10 year old Alienware and it has been on its way out for a couple months. I had the 1050TI from a previous build of mine so I based the rest of the build around that. I originally had a modular power supply in it but it was DOA and I didn't have enough time to wait for the RMA process so I went with this EVGA one. The cables are sleeved in a black cloth so it looks pretty decent. Overall the build seems to be working great and has passed all the stress tests with flying colors. CPU never gets above 47 Degrees Celsius and the AIO is nice an silent.

Part Reviews


Excellent for the price and it works perfect for what my build will be doing.

CPU Cooler

For a small AIO I have no complaints. It keeps my CPU extremely cool even after a 2 hour stress test and is pretty much silent even under load.


I can't recommend Gigabyte Motherboards enough. They are by far the best I have worked with and they haven't let me down yet.


Works the way it is supposed to and it fits the color scheme of the build.


Nice and fast. Stores OS and other frequent programs.


Mass storage for all my parents pictures and family videos. Should be plenty big and it is hard to beat the price.

Video Card

As long as it gets plenty of airflow it works wonders for the price. I had it in a SFF build before and it was very hot. This case gets plenty of air so it works great. PUBG gets around 85 FPS on high with this set up.


Could be slightly more cable management room but for the price point I can't complain. The two included fans are nice and quiet and the LEDs on them are just the right brightness to be visible but not annoying.

Power Supply

Works great, Virtually silent, Sleeved cables. For a non modular PSU build I highly recommend this PSU.

Optical Drive

Got this for $15 so I can't complain but it is EXTREMELY loud when it spins up. My parents still use a disk drive from time to time so it was a must have in the build.

Operating System

Works great until the 1709 Creators update not wanting to install. Hopefully that gets ironed out soon.

Wireless Network Adapter

Parents needed wireless but we have terrible internet out in Eastern Montana so I didn't need the fastest adapter due to the inability to utilize it anyways. It is white so it sticks with the theme.

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Tincan_O_Beans 1 point 12 months ago

if you went for ryzen 5 1500x and a b350 motherboard you would have got the same performance for a much better. b350 motherboards cost about £65-£90 and supports overclocking. The ryzen 5 1500x costs £150 and can be overclocked unlike the i5 7500. so that water cooler you bought is useless as you could have got a £25 air cooler as there is no overclocking support. overall its a nice build but you could have saved about £200.

zMadButcherz submitter 7 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

My father likes water cooling and is an Intel only guy that is why those parts where chosen. If it had been for myself I would have done it your way.

CptCoitus 1 point 12 months ago

Why the wireless tp link seems pointless since cat 5 and 6 cords are cheaper than ever

zMadButcherz submitter 7 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

They need wireless sometimes so this gives them the option.

shift1123 1 point 10 months ago

has the cooler held up?

zMadButcherz submitter 7 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

It has held up great. Temps stay nice and low and it runs nice and quiet.

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zMadButcherz submitter 7 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Reported, That sort of thing isn't allowed on here. I only buy the OS from reputable dealers and based on your English you are not very reputable.