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Built this for my grandparents, They need a PC to replace their super old one (8 years I think).

Yes I understand it is slightly over kill for a picture and chrome machine, I don't care. It is cheap and amazing for them, SSD and a new platform with DDR4 and Skylake. Also yes, I realize cable management is ****, I don't care it doesn't matter in the slightest for temperature.

I hope this to last another 8 years like the old PC I built for them did.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 family matters to me and I'm getting ready to possibly build on for my father.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck with your build!

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  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Way to take care of your grandparents. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did the GT 430 come from? +1 for helping family

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought it years ago for my ex gfs computer. We played gw2 on it on low settings. But she stopped playing so I gutted the GPU and still had it laying around

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting story.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

like it has been said I sure hope it's to get proper connectors for the monitor, otherwise ditch the GT430. Your integrated graphic is way better than this!

great overkill long-lasting build for the pops!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Correct, Ill likely grab an HDMI to VGA at some point and take the GT 430 out. but not today.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

nice office machine +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

no one says cable management is **** tho. haha +1 for helping family.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I try to be a good grandson.

In fact my my family run teamviewer so i can help all my family from far away.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!!

+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I would take the GT 430 out since it's overkill when you have the HD 530 graphics on the core i3 itself. But besides that, looks awsome!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's for the VGA. I would have used an HDMI to VGA adapter but forgot to get one when i ordered the parts, so i tossed in the GPU that I had laying around.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just gonna assume the 430 is for analog output... +1 for the build quality- and cabling doesn't matter in a system like this. It's all away from fans and the motherboard, that's about all that matters.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct. So Funny how over half the comments are about the Gt 430 :)

Just needed the VGA, and I had it laying around, so why not?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

430W PSU for GT 430 so gud 10/10 - ign

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool Cool Cool

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

good office pc +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you thank you

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry to say the GPU is probably worse than the integrated graphics. But you probably got it for the VGA.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Was it good tasting?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! :-) I love seeing other people build systems for others/family/etc.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I got major brownie points for sure.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thinking about doing a similar build for my in-laws. How would you rate the mobo?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems ok so far. TO be honest i haven't run any stress tests on it or anything.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't plan to either. =) Thanks!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Potentially newby question incoming. The motherboard have on board wifi? I've been trying to figure that out. Just recently picked it up and want to know if I'll need an adapter or not.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think it has WiFi built in.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thanks

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel HD 530 which is the integrated graphics in this i3 is much faster than the GT 430 http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GeForce-GT-430-vs-Intel-HD-530-Desktop-Skylake/m7745vsm33102

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

As I said many time in the comments on this build, it was for the connections, not the GPU itself. Plus I have since removed it and replaced it with a HDMI to VGA connector.

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points
I am unsure if you needed the GT GPU since the 530 intergrated graphics alone is able to handle a "chrome machine and pictures" like some basic edification. Though maybe a brief explaination will help me better understand or maybe I misunderstood something here. My apology if I missed something or not know of it. However if you needed the GPU due to connectors required for an old montior, since this MOBO only has HDMI, than ah!
The main point is, how awesome and caring you are for building this computer for them. You are awesome! I love it when I see someone build a computer for family. Plus one! :)
  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

He had the graphics card so I don't mind never know when the grandpa wants to turn into a mlg

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points
Yes, I am assuming it was passed over, but why? It would be nice to know. Anything related to office, viewing photos and basic photo editing is enough for the 530 intergrated graphics. (My guess is needing a certain output.)
You mean OP'S grandparents intend to be "Major Gaming Leagues"? Sure, anything is possible. When I am an old woman, I see myself gaming on a computer. ;)
Downvote for wanting to understand OP and stating a comment? * shrugs *
  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Correct, GPU was only for output not power.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point
Understandable. I seen that predicament before with a monitor in needing a certain output but an old computer from a past job.
  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Ill likely take it out at some point and replace it with an adapter.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I guess you are right

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

The GPU was only for the VGA connector, since that is what their monitor is.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point
That makes sense. Thank you for your response! Again, great work for making this build.
  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you and the others for caring! I haven't posted a build before I got more replies than I thought I would.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That is the plan!

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Had it laying around from an old build for an ex gf. We used to play GW2 together, but when she stopped I took the GPU out of her PC.