Description

I built this PC for a family friend looking to upgrade their home PC. He wanted something that wouldn't get outdated super fast and would handle basic home PC activities no problem. I could have saved him some money on the case but he fell in love with the looks of the P300 so that's what we went with. Since he opted for a tempered glass side panel we went ahead and spent an extra $4 for some RGB memory to go with it. I know he and his family are more than happy with how it turned out, and I think they were surprised at what you can get for your money when you build a PC yourself. From booting Windows Vista with an old 5400 rpm HDD to booting Windows 10 with a M.2 SSD it's safe to say they were blown away.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great APU for home office use that can even dabble in light gaming.

Motherboard

Being the cheapest AM4 board I didn't expect too much, but it's a great board for the price. I used it for a home office PC and it performs perfectly. The 2x4gb sticks of TeamGroup RGB memory clocked at their 3000mhz no problem and the M.2 SSD slot is great for getting rid of the need for SATA cables.

Memory

Budget RGB memory that does a wonderful job for the money. The black heatsink looks great and the LEDs do a wonderful job displaying some bright colors. In pictures they do look to have bad hot-spots but in person they aren't nearly as visible.

Storage

Catching this SSD for under $50 was a score. No need for the clutter of SATA cables which helps clean up the look of the PC a lot. The black coating provides a nice clean look on a black motherboard.

Case

Great case with wonderful cable management. Dresses up nicely even for a home office PC.

Power Supply

Delivers power, has black sleeved cables. Perfect PSU for a low power budget system.

Custom

2.4 ghz card that handles the wireless needs for a home office PC on a tight budget.

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Was this a gift or did they pay you to make it? Just wondering :D

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

They paid to have it made. I wish I could just build these and give them away!!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

You missed out on an opportunity to grab a semi-modular PSU and use only the attached cables. I have never seen someone do that, this is the closest I think I've gotten to seeing someone use the bare minimums without the extras even just hanging out.

+1 anyway.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Power supply shroud + a tight budget = no reason to spend extra on modularity. I would like to use a semi-modular supply but didn't see the reason to.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you wait so long to upgrade from vista?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't, the people I built it for just didn't know any better.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to update the BIOS to use the 2nd gen Ryzen CPU? I’m using the same one for a 2600 build and was wondering if I would need to do that

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No I bought this board new from Amazon and it came ready for the 2000 series Ryzen chips. If you look at the product box in my first photo you can see the Ryzen 2000 ready sticker.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks man!

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