Description

Built a replacement PC for my mom after lightning claimed her crappy Compaq.

Parts were chosen to be slightly more than budget parts so computer will age better for her.

Case was a relative breeze (Front of the case felt cheap, PSU was really close to the case fan) and the build was simple as pie. Would've taken more pictures but my Mom's cats were VERY interested in what I was doing.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

Im sure your mom was SHOCKED when you booted this up.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Hey uh, Did you list the wrong case? From that picture that case looks like a Rosewill R379-M instead of the Xion you have listed.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry about the forever later reply but yes, this was an accident. The Xion went to my dad (I built a $200 linux rig for him to replace his 2001 VPR Matrix)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, agreed Beard

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice Build, 1600mhz RAM would have been better but overall nice build.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

It does make a speed difference with APUs but I doubt his mom is gaming.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah like I said I doubt his mom is gaming.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It would super funny if she did xD

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

I'd have used an A8 at least. But 1600/1866 ram would've helped because rather than Vram they just use system memory. Still awesome!

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

The A8 and faster RAM would be a pointless upgrade. I really doubt his mom is gaming.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

How would it be pointless? I understand his mother isn't gaming. Just saying, may as well thrown it in for the money since it's a pretty nice performance boost.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

But not a necessary performance boost. My parents are still using a 1.8ghz core 2 duo and it works just fine.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i have a core 2 duo system i'm using right now it e 6600 and 4 gb and gt610 gpu

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

That doesn't mean an upgrade wouldn't hurt though..

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

An upgrade can never hurt but it wouldn't help either.

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

bad psu (Ram is perfect lol (4gb is enough for almost all current game (motherboard uh on the bad side but still good (celeron pretty strong cpu (overall great build :D

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

PSU came with the case (Not my ideal choice) the RAM was extra RAM I had lying around.

So far it's been stable. The Case was a little more crappy than I want. I wouldn't recommend it.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a ton of spare ram (Had about 36 GB before making this now I'm sitting on 24-ish after I disassembled her old stuff.