I've had the itch to build a new machine recently, and while I can't justify doing it for myself quite yet, my mother has been complaining about the speed of her HP All-in-one box of slowness, so I figured I could put something together that would be faster and upgradeable for potential future uses.
Her gaming habits consist mostly of dice with friends on her phone, so there is no need for a dedicated GPU, so an integrated solution with a decent CPU will work nicely while still making sure it can handle the occasional stress put on it by other users and future software demands. (She's not on a rapid upgrade cycle)
RAM is RAM, QED.
A significant portion of her non-facebooking time is taken up by uploading new pictures and scanning old family photos into the computer for use--where else--on facebook. It requires some storage, but not a ton. Her current photo and video collection takes up almost 100 gigs, so the 1TB WD blue will be plenty. The 7200 is fast enough for her needs, a SSD would be overkill.
Speaking of overkill, the PSU is absolutely overkill on this rig, but after a $19 rebate it came to $26 bucks, and at that price there was no need to go smaller. It'll work for now and also be available to swap out in the event I want to use it for something more appropriate.
The Cooler Master N200 was just a nice cheap solution, as I got in on a $20 Newegg rebate. Looks fine, works fine. It's fine.
As I was replacing her all-in-one thing, she needed a moderately sized monitor, and I was looking for one that also came with built in speakers. She's not doing any serious audiophile type work and I didn't want to spend more money on dedicated speakers, and so the AOC fits the bill.
It's significantly faster than her old machine, basically future proof for her needs, and came in at right around $400, monitor included, which is about the limit of what I want to spend on a build that's not likely to be taxed very hard and which I will almost never use.