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My mom used a terrible eight year old Alienware PC to stream her Asian Soap Operas (it used to be my mine), that clunker finally kicked the bucket. So it was time to build her a new PC. Alienware was overpriced when we bought it, and I would never recommend it again.

Size and noise are an issue, the old Alienware was a full sized tower and weighed in at a whopping 70+ lbs!

Modern times, modern equipment

As my mother is mainly streaming, we needed a low end CPU, onboard graphics on an ITX mobo with AC WIFI, and basic Ram. AC WIFI is very important as this would not be connected directly.

The Mobo had an NVME M.2 slot, I decided to take advantage and go ahead with a Intel 600p SSD, it was only $10 more than a regular SSD and it fit perfectly underneath the Mobo leaving room for the two 3.5HD's full of Asian soap operas to install :-)

The Thermaltake ITX tower is bigger than expected, but the included 200mm fan is great for cooling and is quite quiet. I don't see included fans in most basic ITX cases. I would recommend it again.

The PSU cables are a little on the short side so I wasn't able to tuck the cables underneath once I connected both the old HDD's. As the PC has no RGB, nor will case will ever be opened... Oh well.. :-)

My mom can finally go back to her Asian Soap Operas now

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Here come "why not G4560" comments lol.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, at the time it was almost $20 more expensive, I see it has dropped in price now :-(

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

If you live close to a Microcenter, they are like $56.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for moms, and for the mysterious indulgences of the women in our lives that make them so happy. I guess PCs are mysterious indulgences too.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

What graphics card are you using? Or you are using integrated graphics from the CPU?

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Onboard with 4K support, it has an HDMI port for TV

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

My mom can finally go back to her Asian Soap Operas now

LOL

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL, nope just for streaming and downloading Soap operas from around the world

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