The idea behind this build was to provide my parents with a computer that could perform any basic task (E-mail, Photos, Web browsing, Music, Skype, etc.) from the comfort of their living room. However, since I've given them both smartphones, this seldom gets used, and does a fine job of collecting dust with the rest of the entertainment devices surrounding it.
What this build is largely comprised of are parts from a previous build that I no longer had a use for. I made the investments of a smaller chassis that would fit within a TV stand and wireless peripherals for freedom of motion to get things up and running. The SSD was purchased at a later point to improve the dreadful start up times and streamline processes.
The use of the network card in this build is not for the purpose of redundancy and/or dual gigabit. It is functioning as a replacement for the onboard port. Early on in the motherboard's use a driver conflict disabled functionality of the port. Unable to resolve the issue, this served as a viable solution.
The SSD was mounted using an improvised method. (As pictured) This chassis offers limited mounting options when implementing such a wide array of parts as seen here. Thankfully, there is enough clearance space for unconventional mounting techniques.
|CPU||Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor||Previously Purchased||Amazon|
|Motherboard||Intel DH67BLB3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard||Previously Purchased||Amazon|
|Memory||Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory||Previously Purchased||Amazon|
|SSD||Crucial BX100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$59.99||Newegg|
|HDD||Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||Previously Purchased||Amazon|
|Case||Inwin BK644.BH300TB MicroATX Mini Tower Case w/300W Power Supply||$59.99||Newegg|
|Optical Drive||LG GH24LS70 DVD/CD Writer||Previously Purchased||Amazon|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit||Free (Upgrade from Windows 7 license)||Windows Update|
|Wired Network Adapter||TRENDnet TEG-PCITXR 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI Network Adapter||Previously Purchased||Amazon|
|Keyboard||Microsoft CSD-00001 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Optical Mouse||$36.49||Amazon|
|Mousepad||Innovera Mouse Pad||$7.84||Amazon|
|Memory Card Reader||Sony 17 in 1 Memory Card Reader/Writer||Previously Purchased||Amazon|