My mother's aging Gateway from 2007 finally died (the PSU went kaput, taking the motherboard with it) so this was her birthday present -- a brand new computer built by yours truly.
She mostly does web browsing and text editing, but she also does quite a bit of Photoshop for her job (we're talking PS Elements 2 here.)
All her files total less than 60GB, so I decided that a decently fast 120 gig SSD would do the trick. She was amazed at how fast it boot Windows compared to her previous 80GB WD Black.
I loaded up Windows 10 (unactivated, her previous Windows XP product key didn't work, unsurprisingly.) It took her a little while to get used to the new interface, but now she loves it.
Getting all her old files off the WB Black was the biggest pain in the *** ever. Windows XP blue screened every time I tried to boot from the hard drive, and disk repair didn't do anything. So, using my PC, I accessed the files remotely and just copy pasted the entire thing. After nine hours of transferring at 6 mb/s, everything was finally on my SSD to be transferred to the SanDisk once it arrived.
The cable management in this case was surprisingly good. I didn't have the time to do a good job, though. I only had 30 minutes to build and test this PC before she arrived home (keep in mind this was a few days before her birthday, but it was the only chance I had to build it.)
This should last her for a good long while. Until then, she will have a speed PC to work on.
Decent little CPU for light office work. Anything else would be too much, though.
For the price, it is a great board. Even has a few red lights on it for aesthetic.
It's memory, it does it's job. A little ugly, though. Fine for if you don't have a side panel window or you don't care about looks.
Not the fastest but still an okay option for someone who needs to throw an SSD in their build for a boot drive.
Surprisingly good cable management. Not the best quality, but considering the fact that it was $20 when I bought it, I'm not complaining.
I love the PSU. I've used it in all my budget builds and it has never ceased to amaze me.
A bit loud on boot and very noticeably loud when reading/writing, but it does it's job.