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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.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Whats with the 80 dollar Optical drive?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Its blu-ray, those drives need to come down a bit in price, blu ray isn't that new anymore

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I'n not sure, but the date build was over three years ago. May be prices were different.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

That was the price in 2012!

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I would burn the power supply along with the motherboard ;)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU might burn the MOBO by itself ;)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, I would, but the demon inside it would be released then...

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Logisys uses demon power too? I thought that was just Diablotek ;)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

same provider of components, right?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheep peep lol

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Eek, the price on that hard drive. D: Definitely a good learning experience, though.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this is a game of hot potato... That psu will blow up, be careful.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It isn't my PC, and it is within the PSU limits. I'm not worried, just vigilant

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Im not sure if you still get on the site but, im wondering if that PSU is still working im thinking of using it in a very low power Apu system A4 7300 people love to exaggerate psu's it has decent reviews on newegg aswell just asking before purchasing any major complaints other than it just being and feeling cheap?

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

It's good, and It's cheap, and It's black. If that's what you want, it's what you get!

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