Description

As the title says, this is just a PC for my girlfriends mum for general use and very light gaming (nothing graphically demanding). I also tried to keep the price down but not so cheap that it wouldn't be any good.

Everything works well..

APU - The CPU is fast and the integrated graphics keep the cost down.

Motherboard - Is tiny and is wireless ready.

RAM - Enough for what the PC will be used for, can always add another.

SSD - Just to make the start up time quick and has Windows 8.1 on it.

HDD - Normal 1TB hard drive, does the job.

Case - I love this case, its small and the only downside is that it limits you to what motherboard you can get (obviously). Also comes with fans already installed.

PSU - Cheap, does the job.

Optical drive - Cheap does the job.

Case Fan - She likes the colour green and wanted a fancy light up fan, so why not.

Feel free to ask any questions/leave any feedback!!

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Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

60 gig SSD? cutting it close.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure I haven't even used half of the SSD? Are you talking in case I want to use it for anything else?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean for Windows. Unless you used Linux.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Na I've used Windows 8.1

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Build !!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice small form factor build, but what was the price of that Mobo?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The Mobo cost just over £70, was the best budget one I could find, as you say it's a small form factor build.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I was going to ask about the fan until you said she actually requested it.

Everything looks good. You built a very nice, functional machine for a really good price.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget build here. I'm assuming it's used for office, internet, and some flash games? How much System RAM is it using for the video buffer? Since you have 4GB of RAM but the speed of it shouldn't be much of an issue, because it's a good one. Again, I'm just curious as to how this Quad-Core APU is performing with 4GB of RAM.

Also how is the performance on the SSD? 60GB is tight unless your girlfriend's mom is fine with it then no biggie. Sometimes extra headroom for storage is nice to have, which I prefer 120GB or 128GB incase a couple more programs/software are desired in the future. And how much did this all cost? I cannot really tell since some parts are no longer showing a price tag by default. It was kind of you to build this computer and keeping it within budget, so great work! +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

You know that PC also has a 1TB HDD?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I know. I didn't miss seeing that Seagate Barracuda 1TB.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I still see your point that 60GB is small for a SSD, but they don't really have to worry too much with a extra drive in there.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I should have re-phrased it better. I didn't think the storage was an issue which they have a Hard Drive. I meant more about the SSD for the sake if the person ever wanted to add more programs to load up their programs faster versus the use of their HDD. But yes it's a good thing to see the SSD + HDD combo, no problem there. So my bad on not being clear enough, they probably will have around 20~GB leftover from the SSD.

I am kinda sleepy with jetlag so I might not be making sense, my apology. Hehe.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

lol that's ok. I think I've made several bad ones too from sleep. :D

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey thanks for the feedback, you're exactly right for what it will be used for. Will have to check the RAM usage when playing videos for you.

The SSD works really well, the only reason it is 60GB is simply because of price, I was originally going to get a 30 something GB SSD, but I managed to come across this 60GB for a few £ more. To be honest I don't think there will be any more programmes going on the SSD in the near future.

All in all this cost £340 including postage of parts and excluding the OS.

Sorry there wasn't a great amount of info, I quickly put this up last night before I went to bed.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! +1

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

How was cable management?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, haven't been on here for a while. Cable management was easy, plenty of places to tie all the cables out of the way.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like the optical drive is too expensive, you should go for something cheaper.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!