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Standard Office PC for parental figures (warning: scuffed)

by Noobyfish

Description

My parents wanted a computer for work so I offered to build for them, simple as that. The side panel will pretty much never be open so I didn't do much on the cable management side (even though I should have) I will probably clean it up in the future when we eventually upgrade. They needed speakers for movies and shite. End product ended up working, which is nice.

Part Reviews

CPU

It works, I would very much recommend this for budget office builds.

Optical Drive

This thing was such a pain to install, It reads CDs and that's all I can give it. At least it automatically opened the windows installer program.

Speakers

Kinda iffy to set up on some desks but the audio quality is fine and it does its job, The extra volume wheel is a nice touch.

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LeMMingSlayeR 23 Builds 5 points 3 months ago

Triggered.

Cable management.

diypartsjoy 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

I just downvoted you, not because I didn't like your comment, but because you don't deserve 4 points for that. LOL.

ZFGeek 1 Build 4 points 3 months ago

And I upvoted it again because you downvoted it. :P

twofishh_ 2 points 3 months ago

rip fallout LeMMing lmao

elvarg9685 4 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

nice budget build! for the price though I think I would have gone for the ryzen 2200g.

Noobyfish submitter 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

I would have probably done that if I had built this recently, This is a good month or two old lmao.

diypartsjoy 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Where is the scuff. I am blind xD. Decent build for about $300, though. +1

Noobyfish submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Can you see the cables? lol

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

My parents wanted a computer for work so I offered to build for them, simple as that. The side panel will pretty much never be open so I didn't do much on the cable management side (even though I should have) I will probably clean it up in the future when we eventually upgrade.

I'm sure your parents appreciate this computer. Should serve their needs well.

I worked in the Rosewill SCM-01 case before, twice. I think that's what you have and not a FBM-01 that I see on the part list as those are tricky to cable manage. It's a decent case despite its limitations in size. I had no problems doing some quick cable management so shouldn't be too bad for you too when you do upgrade it in the future. Again, nice work for making an office computer for them. I miss seeing simple, basic builds.

Noobyfish submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

They must have shipped me a SCM-01 by accident then. I bought directly from the link pcpartpicker gave and it must have gotten mixed up in shipping or something. Thanks for telling me! (ps nice Sheldon build)
EDIT: updated the part list

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

They must have shipped me a SCM-01 by accident then. I bought directly from the link pcpartpicker gave and it must have gotten mixed up in shipping or something.

Aha. That does happen sometimes. You certainly got the better version so nice. Helps having a case that offers some cable management.

Thanks for telling me! (ps nice Sheldon build) EDIT: updated the part list

No worries. I didn't know you had a mix up case shipment but certainly a better end result I say. And thank you for the compliment and nice seeing an update part list. May your parents enjoy their new computer! Much better than a prebuilt in a retail store.

xElemental 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Wow! the cable management really shows how much you love your parents.

Noobyfish submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

;)

xElemental 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

sorry that was a good joke tho xD

DrLitch 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Pretty thrifty. Take out the Speakers and you have a nearly $200 build.

Cable Management? It is an enclosed case no biggie. I too guilty as charged, been there done that! No tempered glass = ignore cable management, shove it all in there, lock in the panels, job done. 4 hour build turned into a 30minute put together and a further 45 installing Windows and Antivirus. Cable management inhibiting air flow? Thermals not really an issue anyway, worst case cpu load is writing email or browsing mature rated content.

Noobyfish submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

The most intensive thing is probably gonna be like 50 tabs open at once so I didn't see temps as an issue. This build is wildly cheap and I am proud.

DrLitch 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Agreed! You done well on the price, I do not see many builds for less than $300.

Noobyfish submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Their budget was like $400 or something so I was surprised when I could get the setup they wanted for cheaper.

Destroi16 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Guessing watching movies and videos isn't on the list i guess.

Somerando 1 point 3 months ago

I think an SSD would have fit nicely in the PC, save for cable management(in the case[pun intended] it’s not a big deal since none of the hardware or applications will create tons of heat), seems like a neat humble build, just like baked potatoes. If it were up to me though, I would have gone for an Athlon 200GE or Ryzen 3 2200G, but this will serve them well.

Noobyfish submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

thanks mate, sending em the list right now.