Description

"This PC was build for my grandma to browse the internet because her old PC was an Intel Pentium 4 with Windows XP installed.

this pc works very well but the hdd was bad and was replaced by a used seagate drive form 2006 and it installed Linux Ubuntu Mate 16.4 and worked just fine and used the dvd made that failed on the other drive. the wd drive was tested by hirens boot cd witch is on a CD and evry test never made it to the end and reported all sectors bad.

Part Reviews

CPU

runs Linux very good and is more powerful then my moms laptop

Motherboard

well built but instruction for front panel connectors were hard to figure out

Memory

works good ram is ram

Storage

I used this drive in my pc build and in two months it broke I ran 3 hhd test apps; western digital hdd and all three said 100% bad

Optical Drive

works very well and was used to install Ubuntu mate 16.4 64bit

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Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a bad budget build.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry my Grammar Nazi kicked in here:

"This PC was build for my grandma to browse the internet because her old PC was an Intel Pentium 4 with Windows XP installed.

This PC has Linux installed, I tried Ubuntu mate 16.4 but failed because of a bad ISO.

Zorin Linux it all works fine but not Firefox and I could not connect it to the internet because it dose not have WiFi and is too far to run a LAN cable so i didn't install the updates. As I have never installed Zorin without the updates and PC is as fast as my PC with an SSD and usable because i don't have much budget left but works. I can try Google Chrome OS on it but since everything else works. Don't bother much. More pics soon when I can put my camera SD card into my computer. This PC was built by me, the first PC I built got help from my dad. I'm using my CRT TV to watch movie on the PC."

for those who have a hard time reading or understanding what he is saying

To OP

it nice to see a first time builder

PC stores will be stocked with super long LAN cables so a cable of 10,20 and 50M in length is not an issue.

if you do need to run internet without the long LAN cables

get some Wifi Adapters but look for one which has Linux driver support.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

get some Wifi Adapters but look for one which has Linux driver support.

Speaking from experience, it's definitely worth doing your research here to find a chipset with native driver support in the kernel (or at least maintained drivers in official repositories). I've had a couple nightmare-level experiences with USB wifi adapters where I had to manually edit manufacturer-provided spaghetti source code in order to get the drivers to compile.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I fixed the description with your better copy of it and thanks.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem be sure to give me a thumbs up

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  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

well i am translating from what he was trying to say so I cant be 100% perfect.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Mmm... Great $160 build. Solid.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

when u realize its better than my current build :,(