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Simple Surfer for Mom and Dad

by TheInfamousR


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CPU Clock Rate

3.9 GHz


Used for web surfing, light flash gaming, word processing. Bought all of it at Microcenter, some pieces as a bundle (like the motherboard/ processor for example) hence the 6600K on a build like this.

Warning to anyone even slightly interested in this case, it has practically ZERO cable management space besides in and on the side of the HDD/ ODD bays<<. Other than that, no space (including behind the mobo tray). Of course, I knew all of this going in and got a great price on it, and managed to make it look bearable.

It has one 120mm as intake (hidden in the picture between the case mesh and plastic front of the case) and one 120mm outtake. Yes the ODD isn't connected, I had no use for it besides installing the OS (which I could have used a flash drive for) but I may need it some day to install something else, who knows.

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SquirmSquirrel 5 points 68 months ago

EVGA sticker and no card lol

TheInfamousR submitter 3 Builds 7 points 68 months ago

Recycled case, had an EVGA GTX 660 SC in there hehe.

Firecrackers 1 Build 3 points 68 months ago

I like it. That integrated graphics will give what they need just nicely.


ilian11 1 Build 2 points 68 months ago

For $400, that's one solid web surfer and word processor!

TheInfamousR submitter 3 Builds 1 point 68 months ago

Thank you.

l13199l 3 Builds 1 point 68 months ago

nice build although a higher speed and a 4GB kit would have been a better choice i think. surfing doesnt use that much ram

TheInfamousR submitter 3 Builds 2 points 68 months ago

You make a good point, but it was on sale for quite a decent price.

Nukelear -4 points 68 months ago

yeah 1st rule of APUs: use atleast 1866Mhz rams

PickItApart 3 points 68 months ago

for gaming, yes you want higher RAM for APUs. For parents use...they don't need it.

TheInfamousR submitter 3 Builds 1 point 68 months ago

+1 Pic, -1 Nuke for not reading the planned usage of this PC...

Nukelear -2 points 68 months ago

but he can get faster rams for the same price, his parents wont need 8gb rams too.

PickItApart 1 point 68 months ago

prices fluctuate a lot. However, for parents needs any cheap 8GB is good enough.

JaggerPT 1 point 64 months ago

If it isn't too inconvinient to you, can you measure the distance between the side grills to the back of the case. I want to know because I want to know if I can install a h80i in a pysh-pull configuration as well as two fans on the side grills....

joesan41 1 point 57 months ago

where can I get win 7 OS for $20? or am I missing something?

matifls 1 Build 0 points 66 months ago

could have stayed with the A10-6600K if it's a simple surferer, but still good build.