Build Date: 16FEB2016
Request was for a "as cheap as possible" computer for a 12 year old kid who plays on console but needed a "cool computer" so that he could play Minecraft with his friends and do schoolwork on. It needed to have Wi-Fi and once I explained advantages of an SSD, it became a requirement for this build as well. Additionally it was to be tiny, low power, and "cool".
- 120GB SSD
- Aesthetically pleasing case - "cool"
- Only 4GB of RAM
- No discreet GPU
Notes: Budget builds are BUDGET builds. I have to make the best machine for it's intended purpose while maintaining the budget. In this instance the parts I went with were because my local computer shop was going out of business and had a bunch of parts for 25% off. However, I still had to buy a few from Amazon to finish off the build. While I got very lucky and this build was extremely cheap, it could still be built for less than $400. Then again, I probably would have used different parts if that were the case.