Description

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.


THE WHO:

  • 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.

THE BYE:

Hope you liked my build. See you next time in another build or in the comments section lol.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

You have a cool grandma and this is a cool pc +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points
Your grandma will be rocking Heartstone like no tomorrow. I'm certain your grandparents truly appreciate your effort for building them a brand new computer. Good job and thanks for the clean, format description! +1
  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Your grandma will be rocking Heartstone like no tomorrow.

Hahahah lmfao.

I'm certain your grandparents truly appreciate your effort for building them a brand new computer.

Sadly only my grandma can... :'(

Good job and thanks for the clean, format description! +1

Thank you and you're welcome. :D
  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahahah lmfao.

Just crank that music for her and it will be awesome. Next thing you know, she'll be on Skyrim. ;)

Sadly only my grandma can... :'(

Aw... My deepest apologies and my bad. I understand this very much. I only have 2 grandmothers left myself. However, he be very much proud of you as is your grandma.
At least your uncle can dabble with it. Maybe he will get a chance to play a game?

Thank you and you're welcome. :D

:)
  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahahah lmfao.

Just crank that music for her and it will be awesome. Next thing you know, she'll be on Skyrim. ;)

Sadly only my grandma can... :'(

Aw... My deepest apologies and my bad. I understand this very much. I only have 2 grandmothers left myself. However, he be very much proud of you as is your grandma.

At least your uncle can dabble with it. Maybe he will get a chance to play a game?

Thank you and you're welcome. :D

:)

don't copy me c: jk
  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

The quotes are trying to give you proper credit. Or maybe haunting.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

NOICE!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

N-NO-NO-NOOIIICEEEEEE

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for G4400

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You do really like the G4400, right? ;-)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

You bet I do ;D

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's pretty good :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahaha your grandma must be happy you're her grandson, you really have a lot of passion in PC building. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

you really have a lot of passion in PC building

For me, it's the funniest thing to do :D

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Same thing with my grandmas old pc. It didnt play the games she wanted very well. Now she has one that does. But my grandma is a little overkill... And I'm jelly of her pc. But this seems to suit your grandmas needs just fine :) you get my 1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Lmao thank you

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job on the grandma build!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

looks great

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for commenting, jipster