Description

Built another office build for my mother's assistant. The budget was $550. I know it just says keyboard down there as a custom part, but that's because I found a keyboard/mouse pair on amazon and didn't feel like finding it on here. It's a Logitech K120. That's a really nice keyboard/mouse combo for the price. **Sorry about the prices also, I put the prices together in respect to where I got them, I bought the processor and mobo at superbiz for 162.28, the RAM from Bestbuy, the HDD and keyboard from Amazon, and the PSU, optical drive, monitors, and case from Newegg.****

Processor: Great price, great performance (So far)

Mobo: No complaints so far

RAM: Accidentally bought RAM that was clocked too high for Haswell (1.65V) so it's currently being under-volted at 1.575 and set at an automatic speed (whatever speed 1.575 will accommodate for).

HDD: Good brand, always trust the Barracuda.

Case: Oh god where do I start... Well I can't turn the PSU fan-side up for extra airflow throughout the case, the screws I have for a fan I put in didn't work with the case so I had to take out its stock fan and use its screws, no space behind the mobo for cable management, no cable tie down points, my power LED doesn't work and I'm sure I routed it right, and one of the standoffs for my mobo couldn't even be screwed down because there wasn't a hole to accommodate it. Well, there is a hole there, but I couldn't screw a standoff into it because it was too small. It was quite annoying putting the HDD in and the screws that came with the case were very weak, I stripped two of them already. I would definitely recommend the XION case I got for my mother's build instead.

PSU: Loud loud loud. The fan makes the awful buzzing noise. It doesn't sound unnatural, the fan is just unreasonably loud. It's not even worth RMAing though.

Optical drive: No complaints yet.

Monitors: Great. At only $90, these monitors are great. They're a bit small but they're set up close there's no problem. Also the build didn't call for awesome 1080p graphics so why not?!

Keyboard: Said it before, great pair for the price. Mouse is precise and keyboard is one of the best rubber dome keyboards I've typed on. It's sad I couldn't set up a mechanical though.

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  • 66 months ago
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Man, power supplies ain't cheap these days...

  • 66 months ago
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  • 66 months ago
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I know, I was joking :P

  • 66 months ago
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Just making sure people aren't thinking I legit spent over $200 on a 300W PSU XD

  • 66 months ago
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So if I understand correctly, that $268.94 covers the case, PSU, OD and monitors.

  • 66 months ago
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Yes

  • 66 months ago
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Why spend $260 on a pus ?

  • 66 months ago
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I'd say its a typo. Retail's only around $40...

  • 66 months ago
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  • 66 months ago
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  • 66 months ago
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I could think of about 2000 different PSU's that would be better for cheaper.

  • 66 months ago
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  • 66 months ago
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"Loud loud loud. The fan makes the awful buzzing noise. It doesn't sound unnatural, the fan is just unreasonably loud. It's not even worth RMAing though."

  • 66 months ago
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Why spend $260 on it though?

  • 66 months ago
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If you read the description you would know that the $260 covers everything I bought from Newegg. The PSU, monitors, Optical drive, and case.

  • 66 months ago
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why did you get that psu?

  • 66 months ago
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Cheap, 80+ bronze certified

  • 66 months ago
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I know a 500w psu for $60 and its also certified...

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  • 66 months ago
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