Description

I built this computer for a friend of mine who was looking to do some photo editing and web design on a budget. She'll be running lots of memory intensive programs all at once, so she definitely needed the 16gb, otherwise, I would've gone with 8Gb. All in all, very basic build. Was under 700 as the title says. Not planning to do any over clocking on the CPU, so stuck with the stock fan.

Fastest build I've ever had. Certainly not the same as the $3000 behemoth I built a few months ago, but definitely packs a nice punch for the price tag.

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

You should consider getting him a HDD just for storage purposes. Otherwise nice overall build.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely will do. The person was looking for something that would run everything fast, so SSD was the obvious choice. Unfortunately, price wise that brought it up. I told the person to get a 1 or 2 tb HDD whenever they get a little more money, since they are only like 80-100 bucks.

Appreciate the comment!

  • 82 months ago
  • 0 points

You might look at a SSD Hybrid...Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB I think is only like $130. Faster than standard HD's cause is has a tiny bit of SSD in there. Most like these for Laptops but you can use them in PC's too and you'll be fast!

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget build. Should serve him well. How was building in the 200r? I have built in the 300r-500r and was wondering if the baby of the bunch was as good.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

For its size, it is very spacious. Great space for cable management. Overall, I would definitely recommend it as a budget case.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info. Been recommending it in builds based on its big brothers and wanted to make sure the quality was similar.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

(Thumbs up) great looking budget build.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

How noisy is the stock fan when giving the cores a workout?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, its very quiet. The stock fan and provides is pretty sweet. the fan itself is small, but it has some serious heat piping and radiator action! When the computer is idling, its literally inaudible.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Great budget build, I have similar parts like the motherboard and case. This is my first time building a pc so I am nervous. There is extra mothermoard standoffs, do I just leave them there? Or do I remove? If I don't remove it will it damage the motherboard?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Extra motherboard standoffs are no big deal whatsoever. Just leave them in there, they won't harm anything. Motherboard standoffs are all all the same size, so there won't be any undue pressure on certain areas of the motherboard.

Don't be nervous, putting together a PC is a lot easier than it may initially seem. Also, I would recommend talking with IamApropos if you are interested in getting some help... He's the best!

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