Cheep Peep - How to not build a PC for your friends and family
This build was completed in 2012, just after I had finished completing a course in how to actually build a PC. Having used only older parts, I still wasn't confident in my new found skill, but there was a voice. That voice was my fathers, who happened to need a PC for his bedroom, to watch Netflix. I barely managed to convince him that I could actually build him a working PC that would be a better cost than a pre-built one. I did everything right, except for one thing. Choosing a terribly overpriced, small HDD. That, and not ordering a video card for this cheap chink junk motherboard the first time I ordered all the parts.
The best part of the build were the things that worked! Everything worked when plugged in, and it hasn't stopped working! I do wish now that I had changed the motherboard and the PSU, but looking back, even the videocard was a good choice. Just, not everything was perfect, and that was perfectly fine, as I learned a lot from it at the time, and I still had and have a working PC!
Back to the Future, this build is still working. How, I couldn't tell you, as this thing got dustier than an antique store in spring. Still, yearly cleaning with compressed air worked just fine, and probably kept it alive. I have plans for everything except the motherboard, which could burn in a lake of fire, and I would enjoy watching it die. Still, rather glad to have replaced this old build with my newer Coffee HTPC Build.