Description

Decided to build my wife her own PC (so she would stop using mine). Honestly, it all started when I found some unused RAM at work... then I got the itch to build a PC. This is how it ended up.

  • The CPU AIO liquid cooler, SSD and NZXT Hue+ were leftover after doing upgrades to my PC. The CPU is a great value for dual core and 4 threads with integrated graphics.
  • The motherboard was an open-box, discounted item so I got it for cheap but it was missing the CPU fan/heatsink retention brackets so I had to order a set off Amazon. With it being an AM4 B450 board, I can easily upgrade the CPU down the road.
  • I got the case off of Facebook Marketplace. I thought it was a pretty good deal for this quality and it looks really good.
  • I found the RAM at work after someone upgraded theirs.
  • I needed a cheap power supply but wanted the wires to be wrapped with black sleeving. This was the right price and looks decent.
  • I decided to get her a 27" monitor to match mine so no "who's is bigger" jokes since we share an office.

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Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 5 points

Amazing value build!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I've already got an itch to upgrade it to a Ryzen but without IGP I'd also need a graphics card... it's a curse.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

2400g might do ya good.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

No, when I upgrade I'll do it right. Maybe after Ryzen 3rd gen is released I'll pick up a cheap 2600X or something. 6 core/12 thread @ 4.2GHz. I can probably find a cheap, used GTX 1060 or RX 580 to go with it.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

If the leaks are right, Ryzen 3rd gen should have some pretty hefty APUs.

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

Great re-use of parts. Happy wife, happy life

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

You know this, I can tell.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. Looks clean for that price point!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

You are welcome

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice office pc!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

you are welcome

  • 6 months ago
  • -3 points

Should have gone with the ryzen 3 2200g.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2200g is not $50 USD or $45 USD on sale now at Micro Center.