Description

I actually built this a little bit over a month ago, but I was too lazy to post it until now. Also, I paid around $230 bucks for this, not $288. My Grandparents use this for deleting emails checking their email and watching YouTube. There is a story behind this build and the title, but there always is isn't there? My Grandparents bought their first ever computer back in 1999. It was a Dell Dimension L500R that had a 6950x Pentium III and a 4 TB 850 EVO 120 gig HDD. They also had a dank CRT, which I stole from their attic lolz. After the performance of it wasn't satisfying enough, they upgraded to a Dell Dimension E521, which included an Athlon 64 X2 4000, with Windows fkin Vista. Point is, the thing was NEVER fast. And they've had it since what, 2007 I think (I'm still a young chap). They've been using a slug for a computer for 9 years (I also got the optical drive from this computer, sort of a why not kind of thing). All my dad and I could think of doing to help it was run CCleaner and anti malware software. At least until I got into PC building ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°). Shortly after I built The Dank Meme Sausage Machine (which you should totally check out btw), I started to feel the feeling you get when you build your first PC and neeeeeeeeeed to build another. So I thought that building my grandparents a PC would be a good excuse to fuel the need to build another. All I had to do was convince them to let me, which didn't take long.

So now you, dear reader, are wondering about the name. There is a story. First off, the shipping took fking forever. Second, the build process took much longer than it should have. When the parts finally came, I had assembled everything on the motherboard and put it in the case. I install the (dank) PSU in the case. I go ahead and plug the 24 pin in and the SATA power for the SSD (great little thing btw) in. When I go to plug the 4 pin CPU power connector in and the ODD SATA power cable in, it is barely long enough to reach the port (don't mount this power supply in the bottom of an ATX (or micro atx idk) case or else this wil happen. So I had to buy extensions and wait two days (prime u the real mvp) for the extensions that were barely long enough to reach. Fast forward two days, the cables arrive, I am happy because they come in packages of 3, and everything is plugged in and ready to go. I push the button and nothing happens. Crap. After pressing the button a million times, I assume its a power supply. Funny thing, SuperBiiz was nice enough to send me two PSUs :D. So hopefully its a dead power supply. I go ahead to take out the power supply, and plug it into their old computer. I hesitate to push the power button, as I reeeeeeealy don't want it to turn on. I press the button. It turns on. Damn. So after jumping out a window long consideration, I decided it was a DOA motherboard. MSI was great with their RMA service. I sent it in, they confirmed it was dead, and they sent a new one. So I assemble everything, press the button and it works! Yey!

Now, being the cheapskate that I am, I didn't feel like spending money on Windows. So I installed ZorinOS. Install went smooth. But there was a problem. No driver support. At this point, I killed myself was getting really frusterated. So I scoured EBay until I found a good Windows 7 key. Long story short, install went well until the HP drivers for the printer and scanner would not install. Turns out I actually needed to install the 237 updates for it to install. Hm. After doing that, everything works great now. Btw, 8 gigs of RAM is overkill. I only bought it because I wanted to put it in my system to replace the dank 8 gb one that was already in it. Anyways, thanks for reading :D.

Part Reviews

CPU

Nice little CPU. Handles their needs just fine. Stock cooler is quiet.

Motherboard

Had one that was DOA, hence the 3 stars. But their service was great and a new one was sent with no trouble. Since its a "military class" motherboard, my grandfather made the joke that it had hillary clinton's emails on it lol

Storage

speedy and they like the bird on it lol

Case

nice amount of room, but not good enough for big gpus. power button may be in an inconveniant location for some.

Power Supply

looks dank af. read my description for my experience with it.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 4 points

Great build and your writing was interesting to read haha! +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks glad you liked it

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

aaaayyyyyyy i built a similar (kinda) build called the economy whale, you should check it out! Great choice on the pentium, I was just determined to keep it under 300 cad with shipping and tax, however a pentium was my first choice.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah immediatly when i was planning this build i wanted a pentium for it

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey what happened to your profile pic? I can't see it

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

lol somebody guessed the name for my next build and I had to change my profile pic to jobn cena for a week.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

wow lol

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

This is probably the best Completed Build I've ever read on this website. Laughed out loud with those "edits." 10/10 overall, +1 for the use of "dank." Nice build, I appreciate the use of the Core 2300; it's one of my favorite budget cases.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It is a great case, they like the look of it

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the way that you put some jokes on your description. Its fun reading that, definitely +1...

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad u liked it!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point
deleting emails
Grandparents, am I right? =D

* Looks at power supply *
I hope that MSI board is as strong as advertised, being "Military Class" and all...
  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

i expect it to blow up before my 400 watt evga does. good thing i got two!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point
* First power supply dies *

Well, good thing I have another one!

(1 month passes)

* Sees second power supply on fire *

Maybe it wasn't such a good thing that I got a second one...

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

realizes i orderded a ton of superflower 2000 watts*

what is this thing people call "overkill"?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Flower Power!

10/10 would joke again.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That description nearly made me laugh out loud. Awesome job with the pc, too.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks :D

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I also delete check my emails

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

all cool kids do that

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty dank little build. Worthy of the Trump Seal of Approval. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Kek

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks lop

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

intel stock cooler sexier than custom watercooling loop confirmed

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