Description

I built this PC for my Dad. His laptop was getting old and he needed a replacement. This is now his current office PC and he says that its awesome !

CPU - I went with this CPU because It is exactly what was needed. It works well and has no problem with any task that I throw at it (Work Programs) .

Motherboard - Has some nice features and works well, not to mention that its inexpensive.

RAM - Com'on its ram :), 4gb is all that is needed. I have the potential to add another stick in if needed.

Storage - 240gb is all that was needed, its fast and reliable.

Case - A inexpensive intimidating looking case that's small and lite.

Optical Drive - Inexpensive but functional

Fans - Look cool, make the PC look 100x better, do push a bit of air

PSU - Took a chance with Raidmax but its but a very reliable PSU, it was inexpensive and looked decent.

OS - Windows 10, the standard for lots of work related programs on a PC

Please comment what you think of the build, please keep in mind that this in only my second PC build and that I am only 13. Thanks, Space-Age.

Part Reviews

CPU

No complainants, handles all task (software related)

Motherboard

Great, nice bios, good features, cheap.

Memory

Its just dedotated wam,

(Minecon2013)

Storage

Awesome!!!!

Super fast and reliable.

Case

Super sexy case that wants you to add some led fans to it.

Optical Drive

fast but it can be kind loud on boot.

Case Fan

Super good fans that are silent. I am going to replace my corsair blue led af series fans with these.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Super nice pics for 13, being 14... respect!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, thanks man !

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice little build and awesome for you to do that for your dad. +1

Also it looks like you have an extra 5.25 Bay so you could possibly put those extra cables in there. Also possible far away picture of it?

  • 46 months ago
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I was thanking him for letting me build it ! :) Yeah, I am going to look at the cables some more and I will have some better pics up soon. Thanks, Space-Age

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Photos are up !

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Great budget PC. I like the fans.

  • 46 months ago
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Thanks ! I love the fans too. In my current Gaming PC I got two expensive corsair blue led quiet fans (Not Quiet) And these were 1/3 of the price and way better. LOL Thanks, Space-Age

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You took some very nice pictures and did a great job on cable management, considering this case isn't cable management friendly. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ! I will be adding some more pics soon

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great light-use system- dunno what your dad does, but the Pentium is a little beast. I have one OC'ed to 4.2 @1.285v(have three broken vcore pins in the socket, otherwise would be better). 8GBs of RAM would've been a better choice, because RAM is cheap and using the pagefile is best avoided. The mobo is passable- I've had bad times with 3-phase Haswell boards though, even at stock speeds, and don't trust anything less than 6-phase now.

I would really recommend replacing the PSU though. Raidmax usually rates their boxes at peak draw, not continuous. While this won't even draw half its rated wattage, be wary regardless.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think that I will replace the PSU (I am cheap) <--- That and because its really good so far. If the hydro bill spikes then I will. If you got any more question/comment plz ask. Thanks ! Space-Age

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thing is you have no idea if it's good or not. Just because it working doesn't mean anything. It could well be, and likely is, putting out out of spec ripple and poor voltage and slowly damaging the pc. Just because the pc is running doesn't mean the psu is good at all.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU looks explosive. +1 for helping dad.

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Na, there's no gunpowder in this baby. lol. Your right I tool a chance with this but its worked out very well so far. Thanks, Space-Age

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Please read my comments as to why the psu is actually not good.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

My dad would have forced me to perform sodoku if I did something this nice for him. He acts as if he owns everything technology, when Im the professional in the house. 17/m

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha :) !

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Love your blue buddy!

+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

HAHA Thanks !

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

how many system fans does it support

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

1 Intake 1 Exhaust 2 side panel

Sorry for the late response :(

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Or you might even go lower in the watts like a 450 or see if evga makes one lower.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps one like this would be good. It's not 80+ rated (but the Raidmax isn't either). And it's available in Canada where the OP lives.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately the 400w evga is not good at all. The 430 is decent though.

  • 46 months ago
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Yeah, this one would be good as well: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100w10430kr

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  • 46 months ago
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Un true. I'd be surprised if this thing would pull 100w, especially with an SSD and no graphics card.

  • 46 months ago
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But the PSU will only pull what is required from the wall. If the PC only needs 100W, a 750W PSU will only pull 100W. My personal opinion is it depends on plans for the future (ever going to add a GPU?) and cost.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

This ones silent for now :)

  • 46 months ago
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Haha, your right about the age thing. I know 100x more then my Dad.(sorry dad :0 ) I have had a couple say that about the PSU but for now I am good :) I understand why you are saying this but I do want to give Raidmax a chance. Thanks! Space_Age

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

I had looked into that PSU but it was a bit expensive for 50$CAD. The one I ended up with was cheaper (24$CAD) but had really good reviews, Its been awesome so far. Thanks, Space-Age

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this a serious danger?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Could be. It's a trash psu. Not good at all.

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  • 46 months ago
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So if I don't replace it then my house could burn down ?

  • 46 months ago
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Or will it just fail one day ?