Hi there everyone!
I have my PC and I'm quite happy with it.
My Old PC (which Igave to my mum) - is a Asus P5K Premium, E6500, Asus Xonar D1, OCZ 2GB RAM
I gave this PC to my mum, but she never uses it - and when I took the PC away from her (it was sitting under a pile of stuff under our staircase) - My mum said she wanted a PC for work later.
So it occurred to me:
"Mum, why don't I build you a proper, up-to-date PC - instead of taking over an old 3yr old PC (even though nothing is wrong with it)"
So, that's my challenge now.
I want to build my mother a PC.Pictures of her old PC (Click to show)
My initial ideas (Click to show)
-Monitor wise - she has one, but I might get the monitor I have for her - the LG IPS234V
Product ideas at first (Click to show)
Final Order PLACED and products bought (Click to show)
-GFX - She doesn't need one, as the intel in-built one, will be more than enough
-CPU - i3 (I don't really see the point of an i5 for her) - as all she does is use it for word, internet and skype.
-Cooler - A standard air cooler (something like the arctic pro 7 equivalent will suffice)
-Motherboard - open to any suggestions -> No OC functionalities is fine - just has to be socket 1155.
-PSU - 450 Watts should be more than enough
-Case - Either a small slender one (preferably) or a normal sized desktop PC -> due to the lack of GFX inside, I could go micro-ATX
-RAM - Either Corsair or Samsung low-profile RAM
-Camera - I'll get her a Logitech Camera
Build log of the NEW Bite Sized PC:As I progress, I'll add pictures, they will go in chronological order!Fractal Case & CX430 V2 PSU:Gigabyte Z77M-D3H & Corsair Vengeance CL9 1600mhz 2x 4GB RAM:ASUS Xonar D1 installed:Ideas for Cable management:Size comparison of the Fractal Core 1000 vs the R4 Define (such a cute new PC):Putting in the WD Caviar Black HDDIntel I7 inside (for the time being 2nd of Feb 2013)Preliminary PC build - with my I7, 16GB RAM, my DVD rom drive, stock intel cooler (will be change to the Arctice Pro 7 v2) and no cable management done yet
Gigabyte Z77M-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i3 3225 Dual Core CPU (Socket 1155, 3.30GHz, 3MB Cache, Ivy Bridge, 55W)
Corsair Builder Series CX 430W V2
Fractal Design Core 1000 Series Micro ATX Case - Black Pearl
Western Digital 500GB Internal Hard Drive 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 7200RPM 64MB - Black Caviar
DVD ROM Drive: £14
LG GH24NS90.AUAA50B 24x SATA
Logitech C270 HD Webcam
TOTAL (excluding RAM as two sticks will be provided by me for my mum): £460
I will also be using the STOCK intel cooler (might change that later) and possibly add some additional case fans for nice air flow.
Windows 7 Pro installed, everything up to date and ready for i3 transition.Final build log pictures!i3-3225 came inArctic Pro Freezer 7 Rev 2 cooler & TIM applicationFinal PC look & Cable managementWindows performance index with 8GB corsair RAM in dual channel & i3 3225 with HD4000 graphics & WD 500GB Black Caviar HDD