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So the story goes that my younger brother was in need of a PC. A little back story; My brother Jason is a very hard worker, smart, funny looking, but great person. Being a contractor/ construction guy he didn't know much of computers other then how to use them. Give him an idea, some tools, some materials and hes building whatever you had as an idea and making it better. Anyways, I am a home owner and learning a lot of what it takes to being one... He has helped me build/ repair so much but most of all mainly improved on this home that I now live in. So I wanted to return the favor and build something for him.
So I came up with the idea of a Small Form Factor PC/ Home Theater PC for him. Something to were he could do the basics. Everything from Internet usage to watching something on Kodi and of course play some games! So in the end, I gave myself a budget of $600. Now to state for the record: at the time of this build it was before the release of the Ryzen 3 series. I would have loved to build a Ryzen build for my first build from the ground up. But this is what I had chosen to go with.
GTX 1050 Ti : Perfect for the price and what it can do. Easygoing. Quick little card that can handle an overclock nicely and some mainstream games.
Node 202 : One hell of a great case to build in for this style of PC. Ever since I saw it featured on an episode of Bitwit. I fell in love with this case. Found it to be a great for a first build. Simple, challenging via. cable management.
Also the Logitech MX800 wireless keyboard and mouse combo was a gift from me, hence why the price is $0
I do plan on overclocking both a CPU & GPU to see how much more I can gain from this set up for the fun of it. But for now he is pretty happy with it so far. From what he is use to, this computer is very fast for him. The last computer he had that was a passed down to from my father. Was a laptop(filled with bloatware and a nasty virus) that was still rocking Windows XP. So in the end the build was meaningful, simple, for the right price (I felt) but also down right fun! So you guys tell me, did I go wrong with building with using a FM2+ chipset, could I have done something else for the price range? Would love to hear the feed back.
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