Hi, again! I'm FACUNDO and I'm back with another cool build. This is my grandma's new PC.
THE WHY AND THE WHOSE:
Back in the past, 7 years ago, she got a free HP prebuilt PC+mouse, keyboard and monitor. Had an Athlon x2 with 3GB DDR2 RAM, 320 GB HDD and a crappy Case with a crappy PSU included. The problem was, it had Windows Vista; and recently, PC started not working appropriately. She couldn't access to the internet, she couldn't use MS Office Word and she couldn't play Heartstone. (YEAH, she plays Heartstone that's why the tittle says GAMING GRANDMA )
So, I decided to build her a new PC (I had already tried to repair it). She wanted something very silent, powerful, future proof, that lacked of any kind of thermal/power supplying issue, started in less than a minute and had an special touch from me, could play her games and let her use Netflix to watch some Turkish novels lmao . She is going to use W7 Professional 64-bit.
My uncle is also going to use sometimes this PC recording some movies on DVD, so I put an LG Optical Drive.
- CPU: Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core. Went with this CPU because of its price to performance ratio and DDR4 RAM support. iGPU will be more than enough for grandma's games and Netflix. It's cool (low T). Very future proof. No problems here.
- CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing. Bought this CPU Cooler for only two reasons: cheap and extremely silent. Was small, too. I had some problems with mounting.
- Motherboard: ASRock H110M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151. I needed to put my CPU somewhere safe. It was cheap and suit the PC needs. Had some problems with Windows 7 installing and driver disk detection but both problems got solved.
- RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133. Overkill, but 4GB was not good for the price. Very future proof. No problems here.
- SSD: Avexir E100 240GB. It was a bit expensive, but in the store, it was the only decent SSD (rest was Kingston V300 and some PNY ****). No problems with mounting or anything. Extremely fast.
- Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower. Looked nice and was cheap. OK for cable management. One complain is that USB 3.0 in the front panel wasn't a real USB 3.0 (was an extension). Another big complain is that standoffs didn't match anyone off the motherboard holes except two.
- PSU: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX. Best part of the build I bought. Extremely solid built and feels like a high quality unit. Heavy. Best PSU I've ever worked with. I can't imagine how a Seasonic 1000W 80+ Platinum PSU would be lmao.
- Optical Drive: LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer. Cheap but noisy. Does the job.
Hope you liked my build. See you next time in another build or in the comments section lol.