Description

Currently, my mom uses an old prebuilt HP from about 8 years ago. It's obviously incredibly slow, and she gets pretty frustrated with it, so I decided to build something for her. I went for the Ryzen 5 for the bang for your buck it offers, but also because I haven't ever built with Ryzen, but nobody needs to know that right? The motherboard was just a cheap option with exactly what I needed. The RAM is somewhat overkill, although my little brother sometimes plays Fortnite on the computer, and this kit was relatively inexpensive and considering I had room in the budget, I went for it. 240gb SSD as a boot drive and for commonly used apps, essential for any PC. I ordered a 1tb western digital drive from Amazon, but received a Seagate Barracuda 4tb drive, which is confusing but also a big win given it is double the price of the drive I ordered and I did not have to pay any extra, big win! The 1050 is for my little brother in case he wants to play Fortnite, as I said before. Also, the 1050 is just a cheap option that would work well. Believe it or not, this case was pretty pleasant to build in. One complaint with this case is that the front IO is connected to the front panel, so you can't take the front panel off completely which is shown in one of the pictures above. Other than that, a great case. Also, I had an extra case fan lying around so I put that in there as well. PSU has ketchup and mustard cable which isn't ideal, although the case does not have a side panel window so no real worries there. I decided to put some effort into the cable management and I believe it turned out pretty well. I will benchmark it on Monday and update the post then. Feedback is appreciated, thanks for reading!

Regarding my setup in the last picture, I am waiting for a new desk which arrives tomorrow, so I have two of my three monitors just thrown onto a desk I found(obviously didn't take the time to do any cable management).

Part Reviews

Case

Given the price, you cannot beat it. One complaint though is that the front panel is connected to the front IO, which means all the cables as well. Therefore it is very awkward when you take off the front panel so installing case fans can be somewhat hectic. If there is a way around this I would love to know. Otherwise, it was a fantastic case to build in. (I built it in the non-tempered glass version couldn't find it on here)

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! +1. I am planning on building a computer for my grandparents, so this hits close to home for me.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel ya on the build for the folks. I've done a build for my brother that is coincidentally far better than my personal build at the moment, and my parents have talked about having me build a family PC, they're using an old Dell laptop from 2009, that was pretty fast at the time with a GT 540 in it, and a Samsung SSD, but today it's just crawling along.

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

it was a great time to build aswell, i wanted to make sure she had something that she could use and the family could use for a long time, a pc upgrade makes a huge difference always recommend going for one.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

that’s awesome, always nice to build a computer for relatives, and also a fun time as building pcs is my favorite thing to do!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Great Build! Hope she likes it.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great and I hate to nitpick but I think you listed the wrong case part, that is a H17, not H18 because the H18 has a different front and is tempered glass.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool. I like it!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking for a cheap build to look at and this was perfect

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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