Description

This was a build I did for my mom last year (in 2012 for those folks who dont remember what years that was :P ), hence the components. I can't remember for the life of me why I chose certain parts (like the PSU which is overkill). This build was before I discovered the wonderful Amazon Prime & its free shipping incentives so I did pay a lot for shipping. Also the pictures were from what I could scramble up on the phone but they dont reflect all of the parts. I'll update it with more pics as soon as I search my other computer.

The total price at the time of purchase I paid roughly $710. I did use the GPU & Blue ray Drive from an old build though.

I do remember I originally purchased a 212 Evo to cool the CPU but it barely didnt fit. Also this computer case is real wood, which my mother loved but it lacked mounting bays for 2.5 inch drives so I just used double sided square shaped Tape to stick them to the regular 3.5 inch drive bays (didnt want to order the adapters at the time). The case was heavy though even without the components installed.

Ask questions & feel free to comment. You might even jog my memory and help me explain the build a little bit better.

EDIT #1 : I remembered the drive selection. I originally bought the 64 Gb for the OS as my folks primarily use the PC for internet browsing and netflix, but then they got into buying music on Itunes and mother wanted more HDD space.

EDIT #2 : Ok so I uploaded some more photos my folks took of the PC (excuse the quality and general photo aesthetics) for your viewing pleasure.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

This part selection is madness lol

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

hahaha I know. I look back at it now and I'm like what am I thinking. Mom's been pleased with it though and due to the wooden case, it dampens all the noise.

  • 76 months ago
  • 8 points

If Mom is happy, everyone is happy :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

skemble u review like every build i look @? wazzup wit dat?

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks beautiful and I love that you did this for your mom :) +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Always reward those who deserve it :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Case looks awesome. Any chance of seeing pics of the inside?

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Going to ask the fam to open it up and take pics (the pc is in New york, I'm in Alaska) so I should be able to upload them here in the next day or so. Didn't think to take too many pics on my phone at the time that I built it...now I know better :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool. No hurry.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Updated for your viewing pleasure lol

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Very post-modern, retro, art deco....whatever.

That was just awesome. The front of the case is super-cool.

Many thanks.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I love natural wood mixed with modern technology, it can look so sexy :). I'm looking at the SSDs though, why was the 830 more expensive than the 840 Pro?

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I got lazy and didnt update the prices with the amount that was paid for them. I just used pcpartpickers default pricing for convenience sake and put the overall cost of the build in the description. It's an old build from 2012 and I dont have all the receipts.

Oh and thanks for the compliment! :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Very cool!

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the old radio look of this case. Makes me think you can create a cool case from anything.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, where did you download the driver for your ihes112-04? I went to this page http://www.firmwarehq.com/Lite-On/drives.html and couldn't find it...

  • 75 months ago
  • -1 points

can some one help i need a first build under $740 i already have a NZXT midtower and a western digital blue cavier 1 TB hard drive

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  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! My folks loved the retro look with all wooden construction. Would've chosen different parts though looking back at it now. Not that they aren't good parts, its just that I overpaid for them and considering there intended use.

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