Description

I had a processor and a case lying around and I wanted a second pc to run next to my main computer as a quiet web browsing/video playing pc. After a trip to Microcenter and some browsing of Newegg and amazon I bought all the parts I needed and here it is

Processor: This little overclocking monster used to be in my main desktop gaming computer but ever since I upgraded to a core i5 in my main computer I had this processor just sitting on my shelf waiting for another chance to shine and with its fairly low heat output and power usage at stock clock speed it was the perfect cpu for the job

Motherboard: After a quick trip to Microcenter I found this nice lga 1150 gigabyte motherboard that was cheap and works perfectly with my Pentium processor. The only downside to the board is there is no usb 3.0 header and my case has 1 usb 3.0 port on the front

RAM: Its inexpensive and it works great

Harddrive: I just searched on Amazon.com for a 320gb harddrive because I don't need tons of storage because I have my main gaming desktop sitting on the other side of the desk with 1.5 tb worth of harddrives in it

Case: This little case I just had laying around and it was small and had fans already mounted in it from when I was using it for my main gaming desktop

Power Supply: I wanted something that was inexpensive, quiet, and good quality so I went with this EVGA 500 watt 80+ rated power supply I could have chosen to go with EVGA's 430 watt psu but the 500 watt was only $5 more and it allowed me to have some extra room to add a dedicated gpu in the future

And thats it for the parts please leave any comments or suggestions for upgrades I can do to this little computer in the future and ps I know the cable management is a night mare but the case literally has no pace to put the cables other then in the 5 1/2 inch bay

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I like, very nice for just browsing the web or maybe watching some Youtube. +1

I would've went with a $40 120GB SSD though, but the HDD is fine.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Time for Browsing the deep web?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You should have used a AMD APU instead of that pentium.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I know a AMD APU would have been the ideal processor for this build but I already owned the Pentium for a year now so it would have costed more to get a new processor and a motherboard instead getting a motherboard and using a CPU I already have

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay that makes alot of sense.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

have you had any experiences with that power supply where the computer randomly shuts off? i own the same power supply in my budget gaming rig and some times i shuts off. I just wanna know if its just mine or if these power supplies have that issue.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

This machine no longer is together but I moved the PSU into a different higher power consumption PC with a FX 6300 and 560ti and it's running smooth with no issues at all

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Any PSU can suddenly explode, all depends on the quality :P

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