Description

I built this PC for in-laws. They were tired of buying desktop PCs which were full of bloatware and subpar components and having to replace them every other year. This one should last them a long time and will be upgradeable in the future should they need it.

Part Reviews

Storage

I've built three or four PCs by now with this SSD. It is blazing fast. Amazing technology. Highly recommend

Case

Great little case. Has a lot of nice features to it for the price. I wish there was a bit more room in the back but what can you ask for.

Power Supply

Fully modular power supply at a steal of a price. Great quality.

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Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Why a NVME drive tho

Could've got a 500GB 860 for $5 more, or a 250 MX500 for $30 less. There's barely a performance difference between NVME and SATA in desktop use

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

To each their own. It's their money, they should spend it how they feel like it.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair criticism. 500 GB vs 250 GB for my in laws would not matter--they don't store anything on this PC at all--they only use it for light office use.

I do admit though that I default the NVME too much for my builds. For general office use an SSD the performance difference would not likely make a difference to normal users. Thanks, next office build I'll be sure to step down to a normal SSD.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

If this is correct, that is the first motherboard I have seen in years that has the 2 dimm configuration as 1 and 3. More likely, those dimms need to be moved one to the right.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, @Otterman366 you are right. The manual for this particular motherboard didn't specify which two slots to use but looking closer at some of my pictures (not with the physical PC at this time) it looks like it specifies to use slots 2 & 4 first, as you state.

For a 2 memory configuration why does it matter which pair you choose as long as you choose a pair (A1/B1 or A2/B2)?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I think motherboards manufactures make it so dual channel is more effective. Don't quote me on that, but slots 2 and 4 are usually the ones for 2 sticks.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe it has to do with the precision of the trace lengths and latency issues. Again, I don't specifically know.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The G4560 is a great CPU, nice choice. Well done.