Description

Their old computer kept having issues, so I suggested finally moving on from their prehistoric dinosaur. They do a small amount of video editing, and all of their media is on separate external drives. Because of them already having storage covered, I went with a cheap SSD to load the operating system on and boot a few applications faster with. I decided to get a graphics card, albeit entry-level, because my younger brother plays a few games on their computer and I figure it's better than Intel graphics. I tried to keep the case a bit more "basic" looking, while still utilizing the USB 3 ports. The case didn't make cable management necessarily easy, but I was still able to keep it clean looking. As this is my first time building with a semi-modular PSU, I have to say that I will never go back to the mess of a non-modular one lol. Using this PSU is what made the cable management possible. I also re-used their old disk drive and sd card reader. Criticism is welcomed, but please keep it constructive! :)

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 17 points

Nice and simple build. I personally would have just used a AMD APU instead.

  • 71 months ago
  • 9 points

I agree much cheaper for similar performance

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Or maybe an Haswell i3 using the Intel Graphics. Its better than the Radeon 6450. Could save a bit of money there.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

i agree with nada190 and vlad007; an APU or a Haswell i3 would've been better, as they each have respectable integrated graphics performance (and that's saying a lot for Intel). it's not bad overall, though.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Good call on the SSD. IMHO it's one of the best upgrades for grandparents and parents; to them the most crucial part of performance is how fast the OS loads and how fast files load. Now just get your grandparents some USB 3.0 external storage solutions they can plug into that mobo, and they will be very happy!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the Cooler Master case. I want to try one for my next build. Good job!

Caroline.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gone with the mATX version of that case, but still a nice build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

lol i have the exact same key board

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

dude that's awesome lol... or is it? ;D

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The first computer I ever built had the same CPU and GPU. I definitely could've done better with GPU choice :P.

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

I've been able to run Skyrim on low settings at about 45 FPS on integrated haswell graphics to give a perspective