So my mom has been using a Dell desktop computer that's over 10 years old, which has become slightly outdated (booting and running slowly, low storage, OS on hard drive, etc).
I decided to build her new desktop computer that: is small enough to fit on her limited office desk area; boots quickly; has plenty of storage space; capable of light gaming; and has sufficient power to stream videos, run Microsoft Office, upload and download files (and all of the multitasking activities).
And.. it turned out great!
She likes how small and compact it is, and it is much noticeably faster than her previous computer. Windows 10 was a slight change from her older version of Windows, but she's pretty tech-savvy so it was no problem getting used to.
I decided to name the computer Kimbap (a variety of casual Korean-style sushi) due to the computer's compact form and because my mom is South Korean.
This CPU is an incredible value. I was skeptical before buying it, hoping to maybe get 60fps on Medium settings in League of Legends. The R8 integrated graphics on this quad core processor run League at around 170 frames on Very High settings. This CPU also comes with an air cooler, making this an incredible $80.00 package of CPU, CPU cooler, and 'Graphics Card'. I haven't tried it yet, but I am willing to bet this thing can run Apex, Fortnite, Wolfenstein Youngblood at 60 fps medium settings no problem. Highly recommended!
Nice and cheap mini itx motherboard, easy to build on. Plenty of ports and has an M.2 heatsink.
Great RAM, love the TUF gaming asthetic. Overclocked to 3200 easily.
Very nice M.2 drive. I've purchased the Samsung 970 Evo in the past, this drive is cheaper and boots windows just as quick, though the read and write speeds are not quite as fast. Also highly recommended!
Love this case, for a mini case it has so much space and the airflow is great. One of the cheaper mini cases with room for a 5 inch optical drive, which was a must for this build. Came with a 140mm silent fan, and rubber stoppers for mounting and noise/vibration dampening. Overall excellent case, big fan of fractal design.
One of the only parts of the build that I had some issues with, right on startup there is some coil whine, silent otherwise. Other than that, works great and maybe for my mom the audible starting of the computer is a plus....
Looks great and works great too!
Silent, good air, very smooth fan!