Description

I made another PC for some empty nesters who just need to stalk their kids on facebook and occasionally use home office software.

I wanted to make it semi-futureproof but they don't game at all. I would have gone for a smaller case but they said they had furniture that they wanted to put it in so I just went with this solid case from Corsair that I've used before. Overkill on space, I admit. Cable management is great on it. Really makes it easy to route anything in the back with the bumpout and tiedown loops. It's tight sliding the back door on but the main mobo power cable is even back there! Modular PSU is icing on the cake. Included case fan is good quality, no need to replace it for noise.

Changed it up to a 500GB M.2 SSD since the prices are low and they are insanely fast. Setting them up with Crashplan for their pictures. Going to put their old PC's HDD in there for easy transferring then unplug the slow beast assuming their pictures don't take up too much room. Liking this mobo too. Easy to install, configure and seems to be reliable.

Hopefully this can take a beating from their kids when they come home for breaks...going with Avast and getting them a subscription to Malwarebytes for active scanning.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

I made another PC for some empty nesters who just need to stalk their kids on facebook

The story of my parents' lifes

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

AND ANOTHER ONE +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Not a bad build sir. The CX550m's are quite rare on this site in terms of completed builds.

1+ for the build

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean and nice looking. +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 10 does not really need Anti-Virus, Windows Defender was expanded in windows 8 to scan for Viruses too. All and all this is a solid little build that I bet is screaming fast and looks good to boot. +1 for sure.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it was on sale with a rebate for $50 i could have bought others for the same amount before rebate but decided to go for the CX instead since all of corsair's psus are green now except the CX line and since there's a window that would annoy me.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah and your comment on the storage...I didn't want to complicate things with a separate HDD and they wanted something that was whisper quiet. Only choice was a 500GB SSD seeing as they have about 150GB of pictures they want to keep local.