Description

This was a PC that I built for my mum for office use as her current one is getting rather antiquitated, and we are also upgrading a program that our office runs on, so we will need new computers.

I pulled a very ancient GT120 (10 years old!) from an old HP prebuilt. It still works well! I'm surprised!

Mum’s gonna love how fast it is

Part Reviews

CPU

A super fast CPU that will work much faster than the i7-3750 that it replaced

Motherboard

I was looking for a quality motherboard that has BT+WIFI with it, and I decided to pick this as Gigabyte never disappoints. As expected of an M-ITX board, it was a little hard to mount

Memory

The cheapest 3000MHz RAM i could find. I'm using only 8GB of this pack, but I may plug in the other stick if needed. Performs excellently

Storage

Cheap, reliable, fast SSD

Storage

A reliable hard drive from a reliable brand. I have a 10 year old Barracuda 7200.11 from a prebuilt HP PC, which I have used in my current personal PC for gaming and it has never broken down at all.

Case

Looks nice, and plenty of room to work with! Lots of expansion slots too!

Power Supply

An affordable unit that gets the job done

Optical Drive

Affordable, quality unit (though there was some clicking coming from the drive). Could install Windows 10 with no issues

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

I have a GT 120 in a working machine and one more in a drawer, if all you need is decent video out then they are the thing! Looks like you have a good build there.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Great repurposing for an old video card that many would deem inadequate. I'm finding new uses for stored hardware now that I'm building various budget PCs.

Aren't you missing out on some dual-channel benefits by using just 1 DIMM?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

That GT 120 really grinds my gears lol. Great build, though. Hope your mom likes it

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the gt 120. Why did you use a mini itx board and an atx case?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I had a spare ATX case lying around

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice office build! +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that's one old gpu, anyways nice build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Why the downvote? I didn't say anything bad sheesh

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Have an upvote!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

Could have gotten 2400g but still great build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

he had a spare graphics card laying around