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I needed something cheap to make my wife's life easier with nursing school. Hollered at a buddy and he suggested this newegg combo. I think it was $343 without OS.

This was my first "build" I think the most challenging part was the cable management. That photo was before I tidied all the wires up. My last home PC was over ten years old and really showing it's age. I was also running Ubuntu on the old PC and my wife just wouldn't give it a solid chance. This thing is just amazing compared to it. Matter of fact, it's the fastest PC I've used since I bought the last one ten years ago. I don't get why my employer can't buy some cheap ones like this and use these things at work. Windows 8.1 is a breeze.

I was worried about the motherboard being DOA after reading all the reviews, but against my unlucky odds, it worked like a charm. I will say that if you buy the newegg combo, you will need to purchase a splitter for the system fan. This motherboard only has one connector for SYS fan. I ended up just running all three case fans off the power supply as I had some extra adapters from an r/c project.

Update: I got a 260x for free from a friend and threw a hyper 212 on the processor for fun.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

you need to fix the cables as much as possible

otherwise everything is fine

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

"That photo was before I tidied all the wires up." Just saying ;)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comments. I did fix the cables, though it definitely doesn't look as nice as most of the builds I've seen on here. If I get a wild hair I'll pull it back out and snap another photo.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Please add some after photos,since you worked on the cables. Nice build for the money!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I posted a final photo for ya. Try not to laugh to hard.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cheap build with a good parts list, good job sir.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

For office use it's a solid performer! nice cheap combo