My boss wanted to give the wife a replacement for an old AMD dual-core HP computer for her upcoming birthday. I naturally volunteered my services and accepted a commission to build a custom-built one. I was originally given a budget of $200 but it actually grew to around $350 since that is the "sweet-spot" in terms of price to performance ratio. My only system requirement was that it needed to run Farmville.
Seems like a solid APU. It is overclockable but I don't see the need for doing that right now. All it needs is to run Farmville so I hope it is more than adequate.
Lots of SATA ports but only a single chassis fan header. UEFI is simple and easy.
Bought from Fry's. 16GB seems like a stretch but the boss showed me an ad on the newspaper and I just went along with it.
Excellent SSD for the price!
A very solid gaming case, very sturdy but still lightweight. It's a very good looking case as well. Stylish but not too flashy. It's a Micro ATX case that is quite roomy. Should be able to fit a huge video card if necessary. Only bad thing is that it has absolutely no cable managements holes. Oh and it only includes a single 120mm fan in the rear although it has room for several at the front and sides. I got it for cheap from Ebay/TigerDirect before they renovated their site.
Good enough to power the computer so hopefully no problems with it in the future. Bought from Newegg.
This is actually an Asus External CD/DVD Writer. It works and I have no problems with it.