Hello! Im James, and am currently 12 years old. This is my first computer build, and I am very happy that it works! I actually built this computer a month or so ago, but not until now have I set up my setup in a way I find aesthetically pleasing, as well as good space for both monitors, place for a clear signal for my wireless mouse, as well as the WiFi adaptor being in a area that isn't a dead spot.
I use this computer for mainly desktop use, including school, youtube, and hosting my new website. I will irobably end up gaming in the future once I get a graphics card
Also, special thanks to my aunt for giving me her old desktop from 2003, which sadly was broken, but she also gave me the monitor that was with it, which has surprisingly decent resolution, response time, yet the color seems to have a yellow overtone. Also, the monitor in the parts list is actually made by AOC, but I couldn't find it in the index of PCPP parts, so I chose this one that had similar specs.
In addition, lots of thanks to Simeon, for helping me with choosing the parts and suggesting possible future upgrades that I could do
I payed for this computer all out of my pocket, so I made it as cheap as I could go without buying an explosive PSU
I also made this computer very upgrade friendly, as I will want to upgrade my computer when I find the money, and will probably take this upgrade path 1. 1TB Hard Drive 2. Graphics Card: probably one of AMD's new cards in the 100-150 dollar bracket 3. Better Looking Case 4. 212 EVO cooler for a high overclock on my pentium 5. Better monitor to replace the one from my aunt 6. More RAM
Note All of these upgrades do not need me to replace my motherboard
This. Is Amazing. This has the power of a has well core i5 or i7, but it just has 2 threads. I'll overclock it once I get a graphics card.
I got this board at a deal on newegg with a $15 rebate. This board is great. Has 4 slots for ram, decent audio, usb 3, and pci-e x16 3.0
Ram is ram. Ram is good. Ram is happy. End of story
This SSD is incredibly fast. I have used a computer with an expensive samsung 850 EVO SSD, and i can't notice the difference. Wish it had more storage, though.
850 EVO ARE FOR EMO
Great. All I can say. Wish it was modular, but what could i expect for a 20 dollar PSU. Got it on a deal at Newegg. Before I saw the deal, I was thinking of getting a logigsys PSU... if that corsair rebate wasn't there, my house would be on fire right now.
Wireless Network Adapter
Good, but if you are in any kind of dead spot, it will work terribly.
The one I have is actually by AOC, but the look is similar. The monitor isn't bad, but the color correctness is terrible. Pandora looks yellow on it, but it is still better than only having one monitor. I guess this monitor must of been good in 2003 when my aunt got it.
Stunning. Cant tell the difference between this and a 1080p monitor. All the good features, can adjust the angle as well. Color correctness is on point.
Elegant, simple, and has a nice minimalist look. Has all the keys, but is rather loud.