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PC for My Dad

by phil83



Date Published

Aug. 23, 2015

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My dad was running windows vista and decided it was finally time for an update. Some of his wants were something that would last 5-7 years, have a solid state drive and run two monitors. For this build I wanted something not to fast and something that would keep the CPU and all the components cool and dust free for a long life.

Part Reviews


Since this not going to be for gaming or anything intensive I wanted something decent but nothing that ran too hot.

CPU Cooler

Instructions were clear, quality components, everything fit perfect.


I never have problems with Asus motherboards. I use the AI suite to dial in the fans.


It was between this and crucial, If I had know that the crucial would of fit in with my Noctua NH-D9L , I would of probably gone differently.


Went for the Green for the low decibel level of operation. Never had any problems with WD.

Video Card

A little annoyed by the mini HDMI, didn't' realize it wasn't a full size but this should take care of running to monitors not for gaming.


Sound dampening, dust filters and non obtrusive looks were reasons for picking this.

Power Supply

Haven't even heard the fan turn on yet! Nice and quiet.

Optical Drive

Maybe it was from the delivery but was very loud, going to replace at local PC store.

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themaniac 1 point 33 months ago

its great but you really didn't need the gpu because the igpu is more than enough

phil83 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

You're probably right. My work dell laptop core i5 can push 3 screens without a dedicated GPU.

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Nice build.

DefeatingMoon57 1 point 8 months ago

Great! I only have one suggestion, if you wanted the cooling for cheaper and relatively similar you might have found the cooler master hyper 212 evo useful.

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Oldsnivy100 3 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

It's contagious!!! I know what u feel brah

tiny_voices 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

I agree. An Antec VP-450 would have been a better option.

phil83 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Just curious, what PSU would you have chose?

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