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This build was meant to be at an estimated $700 budget for my sister. I went just a little bit over on the price, but the parts were well worth it. The build is very basic, nothing that really needed to show off to masses. Cable management is about as good as I like it, I know I could have done better with aftermarket wires.

The computer itself has decent qualities, one for the quality of the case. Last year I purchased a Corsair 600t case for myself and downgrading to 300r, the quality is nearly the same. Corsair has some really good cases in my opinion.

Adding the SSD to this build, was a great choice. The main reason my sister asked me to build her a computer was she was tired of having the same quality of "cheap" machines from retail stores. The boot times are ridiculous, that alone will make her love this computer even more.

This build is not meant to game on, as the reason why a video card was not added to budget, which left me more room for the SSD and the i3 -4130 (which I will say, this i3 surprised the hell out of me).

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  • 72 months ago
  • 6 points

This is probably the prettiest email and YouTube machine I have ever seen. +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

That is all it was built for, well and some tattooing programs for my brother-in-law. Other than that, nothing serious here. :P

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you ever consider an APU build?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually didn't to be truthful. I have just become partial towards intel and their i-core series of CPU's. I probably could have consider it, but not being as knowledgeable and the know how of an APU, probably would have steered me away. Any suggestions for future choices?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

For just simple web browsing, an A6 would be enough, or even an A4, saving you at least 40 bucks on your CPU

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

have u considered turning your psu over to draw outside cool air threw the vent on the bottom.I built mine like yours but recently flipped it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

No I haven't. Since this build is for my sister, I have no clue as to where this is going and the environment that may encounter.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

With no gaming and basic use, could have skimped a bit on the cooler and probably kept to 4gb ram to keep under that 700 threshold.

Makes you wonder why retail models can't be this quality

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I could have, but 8 gigs of ram is plentiful for the long term as well. 4 probably would've put me under that threshold, I honestly couldn't do it though.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice and well balanced build, nothing out of place as far as I can see. Also, Dat Picture quality! What camera are you using?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

My wife actually got this camera for Christmas at a steal of a deal. It's the Nikon D7000 with 18 - 200mm VR lense for $800. I am no photographer by any means and I used the standard Auto.

Thanks, I hope my next build I can ask around for some valued opinions.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously don't understand why you have an aftermarket cooler, if you don't intend use this for gaming or rendering. I'm sure the stock cooler won't break the sound barrier.