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Mom needed a small, new, and fast work computer with less viruses. Tried to keep the price around $500. She bought the parts, i put it together. No details on performance yet.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 7 points

Taken care of family is awesome. Thanks for posting. +1

Now add in a gtx 980ti, custom water cooling with case mods, sleeved cables and clown party....with a mirror ball at the center. Gotta have that mirror ball.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Taken care of family is awesome. Thanks for posting. +1

Agreed. Plus one for mom buying her computer without going overkill and building it for her.

Now add in a gtx 980ti, custom water cooling with case mods, sleeved cables and clown party....with a mirror ball at the center. Gotta have that mirror ball.

Abba - Dancing Queen

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol hell yeah. Am I showing my age?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point
lol I "am" in my late twenties, so no worries. My mom had songs from the 70s blasting in the vehicle all the time. There some really good songs by ABBA and many others. She still plays the 70s, including my aunt.
  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

I was never a fan of Abba, but the rock, funk, and yeah some of the disco music.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point
No worries there and sure of course!
  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

She would get so many fps on the Farmville.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol sure would. :p

  • 50 months ago
  • 3 points

Does anyone else find it odd when people make mini itx office builds and such and use a large (in comparison) case that's made to acomadate a gfx card? No? Just me? Alright.

Good build, it looks very nice.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I was planning on using a different smaller case, but this one was cheaper and still very small.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet it's just begging for that 980ti now

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

That's really sweet of you! :D (the action and the computer :P)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Would have been sweeter if he bought it all :p

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately I don't have that kind of money laying around. I did buy some of her home computer though.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

See me moose. He was throwing money into a computer a couple of days ago.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the sleeping dog at the last pic!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like it will be nice for her, personally I would've got her an i5 and a smaller case, but looks great nonetheless.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

No real need for an i5 for Web Surfing, E-Mails and stuff like that. Might be worth it if they are going to be doing a lot of document work with Word/Excel for the best performance when multitasking though.

(I'm guessing that it will be used for Surfing)

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Well he got her 8gb of ram so I was assuming she was going to do more multitasking, then again ram prices are so cheap now why not.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll never build a pc with less than 8gb ram again. Like you said it's really cheap and running out of ram literally brings a pc to a crawl.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it seems that 16gb is pretty much the standard for a higher end gaming PC. Which makes sense for a non gaming PC to have 8gb.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks very very solid! Hope your mom is happy! :-)

+1

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a g3258. It's much better value.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Could, but the i3 has hyper threading, better on board graphics, and more performance. Plus, the chipset doesn't support overclocking so the i3 is the way to go.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point
It does not make sense to go buy a G3258 with this build. A G3258 is a Haswell processor that requires a LGA1150 socket MOBO and DDR3 RAM. While this build is a Skylake processor which is a LGA1151 socket MOBO with DDR4 RAM.
Do not get me wrong. I love the G3258 for budget reasons and can overclock it like no tomorrow, if won the silicon lottery. However, going backwards on the hardware makes zero sense now. No point on buying a new CPU, MOBO and RAM of DDR3. Then having to relocate Window's Product Key by a phone call when it's already attached to an ASRock H170M-ITX/DL MOBO for a 6th generation of Intel's processors AKA Skylake.
  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. I knew it wouldn't be compatible, but if I were to build a PC for that purpose, I would go with the g3258.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point
I was responding by how you originally stated your comment. And yes a G3258 is a great budget processor too but for just work alone, I do not see myself doing this. I prefer to see them game some than just work purposes alone. Unless they were sold for $49.99 and below than anyone should grab one before the opportunity is gone.
  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol the virus part... I just sped up my mums crappy old laptop that she won't get rid of for some reason.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good build, I am doing the same thing for my mom for Mother's Day! She has an old laptop hooked up to a monitor and my part list looks nearly identical to yours!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

get a hard drive. 120 gb will last around 1 month

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I built my mom a i3 pc during black friday last year for about 500 bucks and threw a 250gb evo and 1tb hard drive in the system. I got on it a couple days ago and she's literally used about 30gb of space.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

lol what does she do?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Using internet, checking emails, light programs don't take up a lot of space. A lot of friends and family taxes were done on it which is the biggest use so far. I didn't include the programs I have on there for stressing, benchmark, monitoring etc. Since my mom will never use them or put them on her pc in the first place

I mean my 1tb ssd with 100+ games and a ton of pics and programs isn't even halfway used so storage space definitely goes a long way.

By his described use I bet 240gb will be plenty and a year down the road if it's being used more than anticipated it's easy to add a secondary hdd.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The computer just needs to hold the operating system and a few programs, everything else is on the network.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

looking through builds that use this PSU. Love the dog! Funny to see another breed sleep like this other than the Pyrenees :) Build looks great, did not realize that case had options for cable management.

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