MY Grandfather is quite the Enthusiast when it comes to anything tech related, he has an iphone, multiple ipads/tablets, a couple laptops and mac computers and 1 extremely old pc that this will be replacing. he turned his "pc" on and it took close to a minute to boot up, and applications took forever to load, not to mension the dual core processor or 2GB of ram, without me knowing he bought an SSD and tried to get me to install nekkminnit his motherboard isnt compatible with the SSD which means.... UPGRADE TIME!!! he does some 1080p video editing of footage from his camcorder that he takes everywhere and the dual core wasnt cutting it neither were the slow transfer speeds of his hdd, and he was using the entire 2GB of ram.
CPU: he needed more than 2 cores but an i7 or xeon werent necessary since hes not killing for faster render times.
MoBo: I wanted to give him some futureproofing since i know that at some point he will buy an m.2 or sata express drive so i made sure this mobo had both.
RAM: 4GB wouldve been too little and 16GB too much so 8GB is the perfect middle and has worked flawlessly so far, i was originaly going to get him the sniper instead of ares so its colour would match a bit more but CPL was out of stock and he doesnt really care what it looks like.
SSD: He bought this on his own accord before any other component, it has pretty good boot times and the 240GB has been sufficient for all his applications and OS...
HDD: as i said earlier he does video editing and the files start stacking up quickly so 4TB should last him a while and a great warranty on it if anything goes wrong. Already installed a couple games on it for when I come over ;).
GPU: i wanted to get him the 750, I think it's a nice low-mid card and it's Also very quiet, cool, and energy efficient. and yes i did do a little overclocking. It has been playing skyrim fine, 0 mods though.
Case: A great case for its price and a breeze to build in. 1 bad thing is the SSD mounts are just horrid to work with.
PSU: He kept harping on to me about getting a quiet power supply since his old psu was a loud one, so i know the wattage is overkill a bit but it gives him room to upgrade and at full load the fan doesnt spin up much at all.
Extra: a PCI-E WiFi card he asked for it and i put it there.
Also load temps were taken after running prime95 and FurMark at the same time for 30 minutes. The ambient Temperature was 16.5c