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The Ultimate Office build for Mom

by LegendaryToast

Description

This is a PC for my mom. It'll be used for office work. The reason I built this was because my mother was jealous of my PC, a mid-tier gaming PC with a Corsair 570x case and flashy lights. I've already built my dad and older brother PC's so it was about time for her as well. She wanted a no-compromise PC within a $500ish budget. I just got done with it after finding good deals on most of the parts because of Black Friday, and she really enjoys it and thinks it looks nice, and it will perform well too.

Part Reviews

CPU

This is the brains of the build. I could have skimped and gotten her a 2200G but I got this on a bundle deal and she told me she wants something that will last her upwards of 5-8 years so I splurged on the hyper-threading this offers.

Motherboard

This is a lackluster motherboard with not much I/O but for my needs it is perfect. Cheap, no frills, M.2, and is black.

Memory

Given the RAM prices lately, I'm glad this kit is only $99 right now. I wanted to give her more RAM than she really needs for future-proofing, and it was on a better sale than the 8GB kits at the time of purchase.

Storage

Performance close to the 860 EVO and was cheaper too. Will be plenty of fast storage for my mom.

Case

No flashy lights, business black, but still allows a peak inside the PC which she wanted. You can tell the case is very budget, but it has a powder coated interior and more room than some other budget options to work with. In all it was the perfect fit.

Power Supply

Had this laying around from when these were $19.99 when they came out. All black cables for $20? Nice.

Optical Drive

She wanted a CD-Drive. Found this on a Newegg flash sale. Boom.

Operating System

I actually got a free windows key from my school for Windows 10 Education, so I used that.

Wireless Network Adapter

Looks great, and has great performance. I didn't want to skimp on wifi and get her a 2.4Ghz N model. This will help give her good up/download speeds.

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Socialkonstruct 4 Builds 4 points 2 months ago

Loving this all AMD build. Kudos!

LegendaryToast submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks! It's my first AMD build.

TechSandwich 4 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Clean build! A Power Supply cover would clean up the bottom half as well. They are pretty easy to make if you have not made on e before and require only acrylic glass and heat gun. Nonetheless, I appreciate good wire management. Well done.

LegendaryToast submitter 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Good idea but I don't think I'll have the time to do that!

HomeSlice. 2 points 2 months ago

Does the build use the box of chips in the background, too?

Master.M -3 points 2 months ago

What GPU does it have tho?

LegendaryToast submitter 2 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

The 2400G has fantastic integrated graphics, that's why I got it!

Valer28 2 points 2 months ago

The 2400g has intergrated graphics, the card in the pci-e slot is the wi-fi card

Phildilf 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Why would she need one?

Boreing 1 point 2 months ago

The Amd 5 2400G is an apu which means it has a gpu in it as well so that means the Amd 5 2400G works as the cpu and as a gpu at the same time. Its pretty neat.