Description

For 8 years my mom has been using a budget laptop (Intel Celeron 1.5 GHz processor!) so I build a simple desktop for her to surf the net. Motherboard, RAM, and the PSU are reused from another PC.

Integrated video card handles World of Warcraft on ultra settings with 50 fps on average. It would probably handle most older games just fine, but I am sure my mom will never play even Solitaire.

I love the In Win 301 case! I know that 5 case fans for this build is an overkill, but hey, it was 5 (RGB) fans for $47 so why not.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

For some reason I feel like psychoanalyzing builds for moms. Right now I'm just going to say this is very tidy. Any mom would be proud.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I am a 45 year old woman, and my mom is 71. This will be her Christmas present. No need for deep psychoanalysis. I mean, I do have issues, don't get me wrong, but building a PC is not how they usually manifest. 😃👍 And thank you, cable management was actually not that bad. Not having to deal with a GPU cable definitely helped.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Throw a gammax cooler in there for 20$ and you have a budget 720p gaming rig. . . thats actually what I'm using until I can throw a cheap rx vid card in it

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a beautiful system. And you are a nice person. May it serve her well. Or, as Turks say, "May it serve in health"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job man, you kept it fairly budget, while also making it look REALLY nice and clean, loving the aesthetic.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

why didn't you go SILENT PC. that would have made sense, or?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job! Well Done!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Same question as I posted on your other build, but I'll ask it again here so people may see the answer (and also, same cpu/mobo I'm looking to get for my parents as well).

Did you have to update the BIOS on the motherboard (with a Gen1/2 Ryzen) before installing the 3200G?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

No BIOS update needed, the mobo was Ryzen 3000 ready. :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Where did you purchase it from? Some people have had to, some people haven't.

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 4 months ago
  • 6 points

yeah, but what's the fun in that? :) I also could have gone with a cheaper case, and first gen Ryzen CPU to save a few more bucks, but who cheaps out on their mom?