Description

My dad loves orange and he works for Ford to build the F-150 so for his birthday I tried to build a computer that integrated both of these themes using older, reliable hardware and would last a long time. My parents don't do anything but browse the web so they don't need anything too powerful, but I wanted something a bit more capable that could act as a media server as well so they could stream their movies off of it to their TV as well, hence the little extra power in it. (The flashy lights also make it go faster.)

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 5 points

Amazing results with the F-150 orange theme. So great work for the customization! I hope he enjoys it for a good while and the lights look smooth yet pops enough to please the eye.

It would be best to remove the GT 710 video card since the integrated graphics (Intel HD Graphics 530) is more powerful than the GT 710. GPU comparison by userbenchmark but take it with a grain of salt.

Unless you already had the GT 710 and required a HDMI port for now? (I'm leaning towards that possible reason until clarification). I know the MSI H110M Pro-VD MicroATX doesn't have HDMI. Which the MOBO only has DVI-D and VGA ports. Maybe a GT 1030 or an RX 550 down the road when a price is reasonable.

Anyways, you still have my plus one and my support. May your parents enjoy their media server for streaming movies and surfing the web! It will serve them well.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, HDMI was a necessity. I had a 1050 handy, but with the backplate, it didn't fit because of the cooler, so i had to either use the 710 or a 610. Thankfully, the most graphically intense thing they do is youtube, so all is good. _^

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

What a great budget build with a great story! I love the custom work you did on the case. Additionally, I firmly believe your statement about the flashy lights. I'm sure your parents will love it!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

My build uses the same CPU cooler and it is epic

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Very cool costum orange theme, I'm sure your dad will enjoy this nice lil pc. :)