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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

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  • 65 months ago
  • 20 points

you must have the coolest grandpa ever! my parents dont even know how to use their ipads and iphones.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

haha yeah he's big on all tech, his house is filled with it now.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

At least your parents try to use Iphones! My parents still use flip phones XD.

  • 65 months ago
  • 9 points

Your grandpa has a higher end PC than I do .-.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I have an intel celeron laptop :(

  • 65 months ago
  • 5 points

Watch out, thing will be weird if your grandpa starts skyrim lol :) Just kidding, cleand build, +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks man.

  • 65 months ago
  • 5 points

Tell him that the internet thinks that he is awesome.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Will do sir

  • 65 months ago
  • 4 points

Grandpa goes hard, I love it.

  • 65 months ago
  • 7 points

lol, he is pretty ballin

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Funny. My 200R does not have a window. Is that a country difference? I am in US. Nice build. Only thing I would change would be to run the 8 pin power up through the top so it does not cross over the RAM and processor.

  • 65 months ago
  • 5 points

Nah, a windowed and non-windowed version exists everywhere, but the windowed one costs about $20 more, and I've never seen it go on sale. I just built in a non-windowed one for my girlfriend, and I really love it. I wish this case was around when I was putting together my first computer.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh thanks heeeps! I'm not sure why it came with a window in all honesty, it was a nice surprise for me. It could possibly be a country difference but I don't know anyone else who has this case

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine didn't either, thought it was a mod-only kinda situation. Anybody have a link where this is available in the States?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Found it on amazon. It has a different model number. I checked the corsair website and it only lists the non window one. I even did a search with the part number from amazon on several different corsair country sites and could not find it. On amazon the window one is $30 more. Just google 200R window and you will find it.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

that's pretty cool!

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Your grandpa will be proud.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

160$ on rm650 prices looks bad in Australia heck I ordered rm1000 for twenty bucks more

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Welcome to the land of moronic prices.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Locally in dubai the same psu is for 164 $ your not alone Aussie

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah dude Us Aussies just call it the "Australia tax" since everything is more expensive here

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny thing dubai is considered tax free

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

We also have higher prices here in Canada compared to the states because of border fees and the exchange rate, but we also do have a higher minimum wage at 10.25/h CAD. What's the minimum wage over there in AUD?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

$16.87/h for a full time job.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

you have the coolest grandfather ever! :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work, you've got a happy grandpap!

+1

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

That must be the cutest 750, so tiny ! Great build +1 Oh and your grandpa is a BOSS XD !

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

You've got a pretty cool grandpa! haha. Nice build!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha wow, like others I have never seen a 200R with a window. I didn't even know those existed in the wild! Lookin' good

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thank you sir.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

very slick build. No other routing options for that cpu header though?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I will fix it the next time I go over to his place

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that the windowed side panel from another case? or did you mod it?

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

It came with it. I'm not sure why

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

16.5 degrees C ambient? Wow. Must be a cool home your cool grandpa lives in.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you go with the GTX 750? I would of gone with an AMD card, maybe an R9 270 or maybe spent more money on the GPU.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management seems to be able to be improved but over all, pretty amazing build?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure Grandpa doesn't go on CS:GO all of a sudden. :P

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I didn't know they were a bad etailer but we went down to our local cpl and didn't get any parts from the online store. I will check out your saved parts list.