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Comment reply on alexwc-4's Completed Build: Future-Proofed Mixed Use AMD

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I have built or bought her PCs for her for the last 20 years. I good, mid-range PC back then would have been more like 2K. I try to build a PC that will still be good for 7-8 years. Her grandchildren are young adults and are not just having monkeys pop balloons. I felt that this was a REALLY good performance per dollar build, and my mom is used to this price point and didn't blink at it. I was rebooting her 8 year old PC a few months ago and it was sooooo slooooow. She also had occasionally complained that the video freaked out and stopped working and would only be able to work after remaining off for several hours, which made me think it was a heat related problem. That was a pre-SSD build, and now she has an NVME M.2 hard drive. Most of the boot time is the 3 seconds the UEFI BIOS waits to see if I am going to hit F2. To be fair, it IS a bit of overkill, but it made me happy to build it that way and I feel that in 7-8 years the performance will still be acceptable.

Comment reply on alexwc-4's Completed Build: Future-Proofed Mixed Use AMD

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

Caveat: my mom is 76.

Comment reply on alexwc-4's Completed Build: Future-Proofed Mixed Use AMD

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I don't know why I didn't see what I was doing was wrong. Mea culpa. The cable management was not great, but when I close the completely opaque case-problem solved! :)

Comment reply on alexwc-4's Completed Build: Future-Proofed Mixed Use AMD

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I have only used it a little, but I really like it so far. There is good travel and click feel. It IS noisy compared to non-mechanical though, so be aware. The fonts look like something from the Matrix or Terminator movies, but they are very legible, and my mom loves that they light up for night visibility.

Comment reply on alexwc-4's Completed Build: Future-Proofed Mixed Use AMD

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The upper slot is x4 PCI Express® lanes, the lower one is only 2.

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