This is an old OEM pc my dad bought back in 2008 for work. He bought a laptop soon after, and he didn’t need it anymore, so I installed a few games on it like Minecraft. It was basically my childhood PC. It had the specs as follows originally: Core 2 duo e8400, 4GB DDR2, ATi radon HD 2600 XT, Windows vista Buisness x86. So not a very good build lol
I wanted to get better FPS on it, as well as do black midi on it to upload to my YouTube channel so I bought a quad core CPU and a $50 GPU, and more ram for it. I also painted the steel case which looks great a few months later. I currently want to upgrade it to 8gb of ram, and buy a gt 1030, and maybe a better c2q. Otherwise, I am focusing on my next build, which I just bought the first parts for. I might update this as I get more parts for it, and stuff, but otherwise this build is going to become a backup PC for me when I build the new PC.
This was the part list. Core 2 Quad Q6700, 5GB DDR2, GT 710, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, And the 240 GB SSD.
EDIT: Today, May 7, 2019 I updated this PC with a new CPU (Core 2 Quad Q9450), and I replaced the 320GB HDD with a 2TB one because the old one was 11 Years old, I didn’t know if or when it would die, and I had important data on it, so it was time for a replacement. I might add 1 GB of ram sometime for a full 8GB.
EDIT 2: I added some new Speakers because the old ones were very bad, and I needed new speakers for the new build anyway, so I picked up some Logitech Z213s. Very nice. Also, I ordered the last stick of ram, so I can have 8GB.
One of the fastest Core 2 Quads, this processor can handle most small tasks such as file browsing, Web browsing, light gaming, and light video editing.
Fast and cheap.
Pretty fast HDD, I get around 200 MB per second while transferring files. The only reason that this is not 5 stars is because it is surprisingly loud, compared to a 11 year old seagate hard drive.
Cheap and slow, gets the job done in a pinch.
I prefer Windows 7, But as it is almost out of support, Windows 10 is the way to go. Oh well. This seems to be ok.
Nice and high quality. Switches feel nice.
You get used to the silent buttons pretty quickly; I don’t like the scroll wheel though. Great value!